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Gregory Michael Smith

September 9, 1952 ~ February 9, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Gregory Smith Obituary

Gregory M Smith was born in Kellogg, Idaho on September 9, 1952.   He died on February 9, 2023, in federal Way, WA of lung cancer.   His brother-in-law, Larri Schroeder, led him to the Lord the week before he died, so we look forward to seeing him again. Greg asked to die at home with his son, Roger, and his mother, and so his son made that happen.  He is survived by his mother, Donna Smith; his brother, Benny Smith; his sister, Gail Schroeder; and his three children, Roger Smith, Jake Curtis and Lindy Cooper.  Greg’s father, Ben Smith, and his daughter, Dori Hayburn, preceded him in death.  Greg grew up in the LinFor lumber mill camp at the base of the bitterroot mountains alongside the north fork of the Coeur d’Alene River. He spent a lot of time playing with his cousins, swimming and riding horses with the Nickersons. Greg had five uncles who worked and lived in the Mill Camp, and so he had a lot of relatives.  This close living and family connections continued as the families all migrated to Seattle, Washington area.

Greg had an eye for art and often lamented that he wished he had done more with that talent. He did paint some very nice cars though. Greg learned to fix things by following his dad around and observing repairs on his dad’s logging truck. He worked as a machinist for two steel fabricators, one being Bethlehem Steel.  He was a foreman and driller for Diamond Drilling, drilling for uranium for Midnight mines and a tire buster for K-Mart.  Greg worked on and painted many cars and so it was easy to move into the position of car salesman. He works for several dealerships in Puyallup and Parkland Washington.

Greg spent the last few years living in an over 55 community where he spent many days with his best friends JK, Bill And Paula Johnson and his girlfriend, Sue Schultz.

Greg was an easy-going guy and it was easy to like him.  HE WILL BE MISSED!

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