Don A. Smith



Don A. Smith passed away on December 23, 2007 at his home in Tigard, Ore.



A memorial service, with military honors, will be held on December 31, 2007 at 2:00 p.m., at the Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 SE Mt. Scott Blvd., Portland, OR 97266-6937. For questions call 503-273-5250. Reverend Lloyd Roholt will be officiating.



Mr. Smith was born on August 28, 1940 in Iowa City, Iowa, to Nick Smith and Thelma Belle Langston. He married Beverly Brown on November 28, 1990 in Medford, Ore. On March 1, 1980 he retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as a CWO-2. He then returned to work for the State of Oregon Employment Department as an Unemployed Insurance Adjunciator, retiring in 2002. His favorite hobbies included history, nature watching, reading and camping.



Survivors include his wife, Beverly Smith; son, Mark Smith; stepson, Robert Billingsley; daughters, Rona Smith-Langley and Karen Kendall; brothers, Bill and Lem Smith; and seven grandchildren. Don was preceded in death by his brother, Dick Smith.



In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Washington County Human Society.



Arrangements handled by Wherity Family Funerals and Cremation.