Obituary: Smith, Mae L.

SMITH, Mae L. (Age 93) Passed away peacefully on December 26, 2012 in Bellingham.

She was born May 2, 1919 in Spokane, WA to Edward and Christine Bishop.

She married Corky Smith, Sr. in Spokane, WA on November 25, 1938.

In 1963 Corky and Mae started the Olivine Corporation in Bellingham, a mining company specializing in industrial minerals.

She has been an active member of First Baptist Church for over 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Corky Smith, Sr. and her son Randal E. Smith.

She is survived her son Corky Smith, Jr. (wife Cathy), daughter “Ranger” Kris Smith (husband Bill Eickhoff), daughter-in-law Vicki Smith, grand- children Kelly Smith, Kendra Clark, and Kristopher “KC” Smith, great-grandchildren Jordyn Lallas and Emma Lallas, and many loving relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 110 Flora St., in Bellingham.

A Celebration of Mae’s life will be held at First Baptist Church in Bellingham on Tuesday, January 8th at 11 AM followed by a reception at the church.

A graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Spokane on Thursday, January 10th at 1 PM.

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