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July 27, 1944 ~ November 22, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old


Terry E. Smith, 79, a resident of Potlatch, ID passed away on Nov. 22, 2023 at Miss Dorothy’s Adult Family Home in Pullman, WA.

Terry was born on July 27, 1944 at Spokane, WA to Harry and Elsie (Johnson) Smith.  Terry attended his schooling in Spokane, WA and graduated from the Lewis & Clark High School in 1963.

Terry joined the United States Navy on Feb. 7, 1963 and was discharged on Jan. 7, 1965. 

Terry married Marilyn Harris on Aug. 22, 1973 at Potlatch, ID and the couple made their home at Potlatch.  Terry was employed at Potlatch Forests, Inc. as a Millwright- Planner.  After the mill closed Terry worked for the Potlatch Elementary School as a custodian until he retired in 2011.  Mrs. Smith died in 2009.

Terry enjoyed woodworking, camping, traveling, cross stitching, frames for pictures and family time.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Lee Smith (Sheryl) Princeton, ID, Philip Smith (Melissa) Potlatch, ID, his companion since 2012, Jeanne Posey, Potlatch, ID., one sister, Gayle Benjamin (Jeff) Spirit Lake, ID.  Terry is also survived by two grandchildren, Mackayla and Marlee Smith.  Terry was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Smith.

A memorial service will be held on Sat. January 6, 2024, 1:00 P.M. at the Princeton Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Lee Nicholson officiating.  Military honors will be held with the United States Navy Honor Guard and Potlatch Post #10300 VFW participating. A covered dish dinner will follow the service at the Church.

 Urn burial will be held at a later date at the Freeze Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be given to the Potlatch Fire and Ambulance Fund, Box 63, Potlatch, ID  83855

Kramer Funeral Home, Palouse, WA is caring for the family. On line condolences may be left at www.kramercares.com

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Memorial Service
January 6, 2024

1:00 PM
Princeton Church of the Nazarene
1008 Gold Hill Road
Princeton, ID 83857


Potlatch Ambulance Fund
PO Box 63, Potlatch ID 83855



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