Sunday, June 23, 2013

Obituary Sunday-Don Francis Smith

Don Francis Smith
Don Francis Smith, died June 23,2010 at the Rogue Valley Manor in Medford, OR. He was 80. Don was born in Spokane, WA on December 29, 1929 to Frank and Viola (Dahl) Smith. He served in Korea for two years before returning to eastern Washington. he married Jerry Lynn Wickenkamp in 1955. Don and Jerry moved to Novato, CA in 1967. He worked for Otis Elevator Company for 36 years where he developed an earthquake detection device for elevators, for which he was awarded a patent. He is survived by his wife Jerry, daughters, Patti Roberts (Casey) of Louisville, CO, Sandra of Novato, CA and grandson, Jackson, of Louisville, CO.   (Inadvertently left out of obituary, were survived by a brother J Douglas Smith (Pauline) of Spokane, and nephews, David, of Spokane, Brent, of Spokane and Dean, of Prosser, WA.)
the obituary appeard in the Marin Independent Journal, June 25, 2010)



1 comment:

  1. Sandy,
    I can your Dad in you! How cool that your Dad had his own patent. See you on Wednesday - Sierra


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