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Rita Mary Smith

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Rita Mary Smith Obituary
Rita Mary Smith

Rita Mary Smith was born February 18, 1955 and passed away March 17, 2016. She was born in Wenatchee, WA, and raised in Quincy, WA to parents Herbert and Rose Mary Smith. She graduated from Quincy High School and Western Washington University. She earned her Master's Degree in Special Education from Central Washington University. She taught in Pocatello, Idaho, then in Sumner Washington, and finished her career at the Lake Washington School District in Kirkland, Washington, where she was a Program Specialist in the Career and Technical Education department.

Rita is survived by two sisters and one brother, Barbara Hairston (James) of Lakewood, Peggy White (Ed) of Seattle, and Mike Smith (Sonia) of Shoreline. She is also survived by four nieces, three nephews, two great-nieces, and two great-nephews.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday 11 April at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Kirkland, WA. Burial will take place in Quincy, WA on April 12 at 11:00 a.m. at the Quincy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Marsha Rivkin Ovarian Cancer Foundation.

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Published in The Seattle Times on Apr. 3, 2016
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