We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Kramer Funeral Home - Palouse
Glen M. Smith, 83, a resident of Pullman, WA and a longtime resident of Palouse, WA passed away on June 8, 2022 at the Avalon Care Center in Pullman, WA.
Glen was born on July 27, 1938 at Buhl, ID to Clyde and Ada M. (Skidmore) Smith. He attended school at Filer, ID graduating from High School in 1956.
Glen joined the United States Navy on May 29, 1956 and was discharged on July 22, 1959.
He married Helen Martin on Aug. 22, 1959 at Church of the Redeemer in Salmon, ID.
The couple made their home at Filer, ID. from 1959-1961 where Glen assisted at his dad’s store, Jasper Gas and Oil, and later moved to Twin Falls, ID, where Glen worked for Mayflower Moving from 1961 – 1965 and moved to Pullman, WA in 1965 and continued working for Mayflower Moving until 1969. In 1969 the couple moved to Palouse, WA and made their home there until 2019. Glen worked for the US Postal Service as a letter carrier for 1969 to 1998. In 1998 he worked for Chipman & Taylor Dealership as a driver until he retired in 2008.
The couple moved to Pullman, WA in 2019.
Glen enjoyed bowling, reading and joking. Glen was a volunteer Fireman for Pullman from 1975 -1977 and the Palouse Fire Department from 1977 – 2003. Glen was an EMT for 9 years in Palouse, an assistant Boy Scout leader in Palouse for 11 years and was a bowling coach for several years. He assisted with the food pantry in Palouse.
Glen was a member of the Palouse Regional Hall of fame, Idaho Road Runners, Pullman and Palouse Senior citizens, Moscow Eagles and Palouse Lions Club. He was Past President and board member of bowling associations and league secretary for many years.
Survivors include his wife Helen in Pullman, two daughters, Sonia Smith (Mike) Shoreline, WA, Renee Smith, Spokane, WA, one son, Bryan Smith (Rickie Wolfe), West Seattle, WA. Glen is also survived by his 4 grandchildren, Shannon (Gabe) Chakos, Phillip (Faith) Smith, Nicholaus (Chelsey) Smith,Benjamin Smith and his 4 great grandchildren, Harley & Graham Chakos, Maxson and Makenna Smith.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 19, 2022, 2:00 P.M. at the St. James Episcopal Church, 1410 NE Stadium Way, Pullman, WA with Rev. Linda Bartholomew officiating. Reception will follow after memorial service. Urn burial for family will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery, Palouse, WA with Military Honors of the United States Navy Honor Guard and Potlatch Post # 1030 VFW, Potlatch, ID participating.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Palouse E.M.S., P.O. Box 166, Palouse, WA 99161
Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse, Washington is caring for the family. Online condolences may be left at www.kramercares.com
Box 250, Palouse WA 99161