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Dorothy Marie Smith
October 1, 1924–June 13, 2019

Dorothy Marie Smith, 94, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away on Thursday, June 13, at the Oregon Veteran’s Home in Lebanon. She was born on October 1, 1924 in Goodman, Missouri to George and Mary Elizabeth Spencer. She was one of ten children. She attended Banner Grade School through eighth grade in Splitlog, Missouri.

Dorothy married Frank Smith in 1942 in Joplin, Missouri. While Frank was in the army, they lived in many places around the US. She had a variety of different jobs as they moved around, including waitress, army tent seamstress, uniform presser at a dry cleaner for General Eisenhower, cook on an army base, cereal box maker for Kellogg, and an employee for a greeting card factory.

Dorothy Marie Smith



After settling down in Michigan, sons James (Jim) and John were born. Dorothy and Frank along with their sons moved to Sweet Home in 1949. Daughter Jane was born soon after settling in Sweet Home. Dorothy worked as a row boss in Lebanon during raspberry and bean picking seasons. She was also a clerk at Ace Home Supply in Sweet Home. White’s Electronics was where she spent the last of her working years, retiring in 1986.

Dorothy enjoyed gardening, cooking, and canning for her family. She was also active at the Sweet Home Senior Center planning and cooking meals. Hunting, fishing, and card playing were enjoyed with family and friends. Quilting was another hobby she enjoyed. She was a member of a local quilting group called Scrap Bags for over 25 years.

She is survived by sons James (Jim) Smith and his wife, Sue Smith, of Brownsville and John Smith and his wife, Wendy Smith, of Sweet Home; daughter Jane Hartman and her husband, Gary Hartman, of Lebanon; grandchildren Tisha Brizzee, Kelly Archuleta, Jeremy Coulter, Shelley Strong, Wes Smith, and Nick Mooers; nine great grandchildren; and two great, great grandsons.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, all nine siblings, and her husband, Frank (2002).

Services will be held at the Sweet Home Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, June 19th. Viewing will be from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. The service will begin at 11:00 a.m. A luncheon will follow at the Evangelical Church Activity Gym. Anyone that knew Dorothy knows her love of Red Cardinals. In her memory, join us in wearing red!

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

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