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Rolland Duaine "Ronnie" Smith
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Birth: Nov. 26, 1920
Washington, USA
Death: Jun. 8, 2005
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA

Rolland D. "Ron" SMITH Seattle mourns the passing of one of its most involved and beloved Community members with the passing of Rolland Duaine "Ron" Smith on June 8th, 2005. He died peacefully in his sleep. Born on Nov. 26, 1920 in Spokane, Ron spent most of his life in Seattle. He attended the University of Washington and was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He served our country valiantly in WWII as an Air Force pilot and was awarded many medals including the Purple Heart and two Distinguished Flying Crosses. He retired as a Captain of the Air Force Army Air Corps. He flew 38 missions over Europe including D-Day. Ron's love for aviation benefited thousands of visitors (particularly "youngsters") to the Boeing Museum of Flight where he was a docent, or Museum Educator, who shared his passion for flight with enthusiasm. A 3rd generation Shriner, Mason, Order of the Jesters, and Scottish Rite, his charitable activities were numerous and, like Ron himself, understated. Ron was also Past President of the Sand Point Country Club where side bets on his ability to coordinate colorful golfing attired were commonplace. Ron's true passion was his devoted family. He leaves behind his loving Bride and friend of 58 years, Betty Anne Miller- Smith. Ron lived one day long enough to tell his wife he loved her on their 58th Wedding Anniversary. They were married June 7, 1947. He also leaves his adoring children Scott Duaine and Susan Anne Smith, his pride and joy; grandchildren Gina Anne and Alex Michael Busilacchi and Son-in-Law, Luciano Busilacchi. A sister, Constance Anne Rygg and family, Raymon, Gary Ron and Carol Jo, and numerous nieces and nephews. We all will miss him so. His family remembers "the man who could fix anything," with a joke or a hug. His unconditional love and leadership by example made him the respected patriarch who will be deeply missed. His indelible smile, and engaging, genuine spirit will be warmly remembered by anyone Ron ever touched. We will miss him so. Per his and his family's request there will be no services. The family will have a private Celebration of his life at a later date. Any remembrances in his honor should be directed to the Nile Temple, Hospital Supply Corps. 
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: Susan Smith
Record added: May 14, 2013
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Rolland Duaine Ronnie Smith
Added by: Susan Smith
 
Rolland Duaine Ronnie Smith
Added by: Susan Smith
 
Rolland Duaine Ronnie Smith
Added by: Susan Smith
 
 
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Ronnie, come home....
- Susan Smith
 Added: May. 14, 2013
 
 
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