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 Mary Fern <I>McHenry</I> Smith

Mary Fern McHenry Smith

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Death 19 Aug 2005 (aged 80)
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Plot Section D #6383
Memorial ID 13964527 · View Source
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Mary Fern McHenry Smith

Born in Tacoma, Washington on Jan. 8, 1925

Departed on Aug. 19, 2005 and resided in Olympia, WA.

Cemetery: Willamette National Cemetery

Mary Fern McHenry Smith of Olympia passed away August 19, 2005.
She was born to Neville and Mary McHenry in Tacoma and raised nearby at American Lake where she graduated from Clover Park High School in 1943.
During World War II, Mary worked for the Navy War Department in Washington D.C.
She married Master Sergeant Revis L. Smith on July 6, 1948 and began raising an Air Force family, traveling to various duty stations in Europe and the United States.
In 1964, the family settled in Olympia where Mary was employed as a Legal Secretary for DSHS. She was appointed by Governor Dan Evans to be the first President of the National Women's Traffic Safety Board. She played violin with the Olympia Symphony Orchestra for 20 years. While in her 40's, Mary earned her B.A. degree as a student of the first graduating class of City College (now City University) in Seattle.
Mary's passions included family, friends, entertaining, traveling, golf, music, crossword puzzles, movies and living life to the fullest.
She was preceded in death by Revis in 1988, her sister Jo in 1998 and her brother Bert in 2004.
Mary is survived by her children: Karen Vail of Marysville, Charles Smith of Olympia, Robert Smith of Lake Stevens; her sister, Betty Strand of Olympia, her step-brother, John Rolland of Belfair; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.







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  • Added: 15 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13964527
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Fern McHenry Smith (8 Jan 1925–19 Aug 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13964527, citing Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by dot (contributor 46604592) .