July 22, 1939-April 24, 2005
BOARDMAN - A memorial service for Charles M. "Butch" Smith will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hermiston. Private family burial will be in the Hermiston Cemetery.
Mr. Smith, 65, of Boardman, died Sunday, April 24, 2005, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston.
He was born July 22, 1939, at Pendleton, to Jewell and Doris Welch Smith. He was raised in Pilot Rock and later Echo where he participated in football, basketball, and baseball while attending Echo High School. He graduated from Echo High School in 1957.
He moved to Roseburg where he attended optometry college for two years. He then returned to Hermiston and went to work at Pendleton Grain Growers for a time before going to work at Marlette Homes where he was employed from 1968 until 1974.
On Dec. 23, 1969, he married Carol Johnson at Walla Walla.
In 1975, he went to work at Inland Empire Bank in Hermiston and worked there until 1984, when he started Smith's Custom Farming. He owned and operated the business until 1994. In 1995, he returned to work at Banner Bank, first working as a loan officer, and then working as a field representative.
He enjoyed golfing, playing cards, especially cribbage, and most of all spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Mr. Smith had volunteered at the Umatilla County Fair for the past several years.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Smith, of Boardman; sons and daughters-in-law, Marcus and Lisa Smith of Milwaukie, J.D. and Vickie Smith of, Apache Junction, Ariz., Jeff Thompson Sr. of Hot Springs, Mont., Jeff Thompson Jr. of Boardman, and John Thompson of Boardman; daughters, Linda Boutelle and husband, Bill, of Las Vegas, Nev., Trivia Haverkamp of Manteca, Calif., and Shelley Smith of Las Vegas; brother, Don Smith of Hamilton, Ohio; sister, Julie McMichael of Prineville and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to a memorial fund in his name at any Banner Bank Branch or the Tri-Cities Cancer Center at 7350 W. Deschutes Ave. Building A, Kennewick, WA 99336.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements.