"Duffer" Herman A. Smith

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"Duffer" Herman A. Smith

Duffer entered into rest on May 14, 2011. He was born in Coleharbor, North Dakota to Herman and Bernice Smith on August 25, 1932. The family moved to the Darrington, WA area and Duffer was raised in the Whitehorse area.
Duffer served his country in the 412th Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After mustering out of the military, he went to work in the logging industry, working for 40-years doing various jobs. Duffer also worked during these years packing in and building trails in Glacier Peak Wilderness.
Duffer and Wanda raised their four children in the Whitehorse area. Duffer loved children, any kid would do, the outdoors and any type of animal. He burnt up most of his daylight hours coaching little league, enjoying family camping trips, fishing and picnicking.
Duffer leaves behind his loving wife of 54 years, Wanda; children, Doug (Valerie) Smith, Ray Smith, Terry Smith and Tammy Smith; grandchildren, Adrienne (Paul) Meyers, Evan, Dana, and Elizabeth Smith; great-grandchildren, Dorien, Allia, and Rowan; many nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his brothers, Neil (Shirley) Smith, of Bellingham, WA and Paul (Loretta) Smith, of Marysville, WA; and sister-in-law, (Virginia) Smith, of Darrington.
Preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Bernice Smith; sisters, Lyle Louella, Frances (Ted) Jensen, of Graham, WA and Margie (Wally) Triplett, of Frenchtown, MT; and brother, Wayne Smith, of Darrington.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Marysville YMCA or Darrington Junior Athletic Association.
Duffer was much loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Following Duffer's request, no services will be held.



Published in The Herald (Everett) from May 18 to May 22, 2011
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