HAYDEN PHIPPS SMITH

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HAYDEN PHIPPS SMITH March 9, 1932-December 21, 2016 Hayden Phipps Smith passed away on December 21, 2016 as a result of complications from heart surgery in Richland, Washington. He was born in Hollywood, California on March 9, 1932 to parents Stuart Phipps Smith and Edith Constance Fell Smith. Hayden lived in West Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, and Santa Ana in California; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and then Richland for the last 38 years. He married Barbara Lorraine Price on March 17, 1951 in Yuma, Arizona. He retired from the U. S. Department of Energy in 1994 where he was a program manager for 19 years. Prior to that, he worked for McDonnell Douglas Aerospace Company in southern California and Albuquerque for 27 years. He was a member of the Richland Church of Christ serving as an Elder for more than 30 years. Service and helping others in need was a high priority in his life and he was always generous with his time and willing to provide a helping hand with a smile. He and Barbara delivered meals to the elderly for the Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels for the past 14 years until just before his passing. They also worked and served meals at the Tri-City Union Gospel Mission for many years. Hayden and Barbara enjoyed traveling and visited many parts of the United States and world during their retirement. He is survived by his wife Barbara and three of his four childrenCraig Smith (Denise) of Salt Lake City, Utah, Scott Smith (Lisa) of Talkeetna, Alaska, and Teresa Smith-Dixon (Craig) of La Grande, Oregon. His daughter, Linda Smith, preceded him in death. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and his younger brother Burton Smith of Canoga Park, California. A memorial service will be held February 11, 2017 at the Richland Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, Hayden wanted donations given to Tri-City Union Gospel Mission, 110 North 2nd Avenue, PO Box 1443, Pasco, Washington 99301.
Published in Tri-City Herald on Dec. 28, 2016