Obituary: Smith, Kenneth O.
SMITH, Kenneth O.
Passed away April 17, 2012 at his home in Eureka, MT surrounded by some of his family, following a short battle with lung cancer. He was born March 19, 1932 in St. Maries, ID to Lester and Ethel (Powell) Smith and attended Rogers High School in Spokane before entering the Marine Corp and serving in the Korean War. Ken was a master craftsman. He worked many years as a finish carpenter, and in later years as a building contractor. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. Ken is survived by his wife of 59 years, Audrey Smith; a sister, Eleanor Kratz of Delaware; four children, Linda Horan of Seattle, Connie Matthews (Robert) of Montana, Matthew Smith (Candy) of Spokane, Callie Smith of Seattle; cousin, Dave Peterson of Montana; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his lifetime friend, Robert “Butch” Miller of Spokane Valley and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Esther Rouleau and Jackie Mosher; half brother and sister, Ilene and Charles Malloy; and sons, David Smith and Kenneth Smith. Visitation will be on Thursday from 1:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral Services will be on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 1:00 pm at HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. Monroe St, followed by interment at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.