Donald Lee Smith

November 7, 1934 ~ July 30, 2017

Don Smith passed away on July 30, 2017.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra, of 23 years; daughters, Sharol Katke (Marty), Vicki Smith, Leslie Palmer (Cecil); step-daughter, Cindi Benetti; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sisters, Karen Edge (Von) and Kathy Brightman (Chris).
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elson and Irma Smith; and first wife, Helen.
Celebration of Life on Aug. 19th, at 11a.m., Vancouver, WA, Church of God, 3300 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver, WA.
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Published by The Columbian on Aug. 6, 2017.
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You will be missed, dear man.
Julie Loy
September 3, 2017
Dave and I and the girls are all so sad to hear of Dons passing. Don was a good christian who spread his love and kindness always. He has always been like a father to Dave and we all will miss him and his great sense of humor. Sandy, you both have been great friends and so kind to our family, Thank you! We wish we could of said goodbye but will cherish the memories and all the goodness he has taught us. You are in our prayers. Much love to you and the family. Please stay in touch.
David Freitas
August 14, 2017
Bob and I are so sad to hear about Don's passing. we know he is in a better place now. We were so glad to meet him back in 2002. Cousin Karen wrote and told me.You are all in our prayers.
Nancy Rader
August 12, 2017
Don Smith, thank you for everything you have taught me. To work hard, to be a good Christian, to fellowship often and to be a better man then I was yesterday. I wish I could have said goodbye. I didn't know. Rest in peace. And Sandy grace and peace be with you.
Josiah zschomler
August 9, 2017
Peace be with you and your family, Sandy. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Ginger Neil
August 8, 2017
Please know how truly sorry we are of Don's passing. You are in our prayers! Much love too you and the family! Bobby and Sandee.
Sandra Horton
August 7, 2017
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