Vera Smith


February 15, 2024

Vera Jean Smith was born July 11, 1927 in Aberdeen, Washington to Edwin and Ellen McEachern. She was their only child. Jean passed away at home on November 26, 2023 at the age of 96. She married Dewey B. Smith on August 5, 1944, at the age of 17, Dewey was 19. They were married for 66 years. They were blessed with four children, two girls, and two boys. After following Dewey for 20 years to different locations, while working in the Navy, or taking care of the kids, while he was on board the ship, and out of the country, they retired to Bremerton, Washington. In the early 1970s they moved to Cathlamet. Jean loved Cathlamet and the people. She worked at Cathlamet pharmacy for several years and enjoyed meeting the towns people. She golfed, bowled, and walked with her special group of friends. She loved to do crafts. Her hand made quilts were beautiful. Jean loved learning and loved Jeopardy. She always had a book to read, anything that would keep her brain active. The time she spent with her 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and six great great grandkids made her happy. She wanted to see them as often as possible. She loved teaching them to cook and bake, to draw trees, and was always ready to answer Question, after question.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband Dewey, daughter Terri Wawrzynowicz and son in-law, Andy Wawrzynowicz, Charles Scott Smith and daughter in-law Phyllis Smith, Grandaughter Julie Jarvis, daughter of Lynn Jarvis from Marietta, GA and Rod Jarvis of Lizella GA.

Surviving Daughter Lynn Jarvis, Marietta, GA and son Jeff Smith and wife Gail Smith, Kauai, HI. The joy of the 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren.

A nephew Phillip Mohr and wife Bev. Leeann Hicks adopted family member.

Grandma will be greatly missed but what a reunion in Heaven.

She will be greatly missed, but what a reunion in heaven.

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