Jan. 21, 1927 - April 10, 2011
Donald Everett Smith, 83, beloved husband to his late wife Billie, lived a wonderful life January 21, 1927 - April 10, 2011. He took his last breath peacefully in the home of his daughter, Cynthia Claridge. Surviving him are his daughters, Cynthia, Janine Smith, Deanna Smith; his son, Brad Smith; his seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Don grew up in Oakland CA, entered the Navy at 17, and met his late wife Billie while serving in Spokane WA. Together they raised their family, initially in Spokane and eventually in Portland, OR.
Don enjoyed a long career in advertising and marketing where he made many friends. Upon retiring Don & Billie spent some years traveling the world and moved to Redmond, living together until her death in 1998.
For the past 10 years, Don resided with his long time friend, Marilyn Greene, in Bend. He is a man who will be truly missed here on Earth, but in his wake are many who feel gratitude for the opportunity to have known and loved him. We cherish his memory and rejoice in his newly found freedom and peace.
Contributions can be made in the name of Don & Billie to the Redmond branch of the Deschutes County Library, Partners In Care Hospice, or the Oregon Nature Conservancy. Funeral services will be held in Spokane later this spring.
Please sign our guestbook at redmondmemorial.com.
Donald Everett Smith