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 George Robert Smith

George Robert Smith

Birth
Milton, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Death 13 Dec 1987 (aged 70)
Amherst, Lamb County, Texas, USA
Burial University Place, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 55161356 · View Source
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Known by middle name as "Bob" to Hopkins family; also known as "George" to Smith family.

George was an aircraft mechanic at time of marriage to Frances in 1939.

He was hired in 1941 as a Captain for Northwest Orient Airlines. The airlines were desperately seeking to hire Captains due to most of them having to fight during World War II. He rose to be #11 in the company.

George retired during marriage to Ruby.

George R. Smith, 70, died December 13, 1987. He was born in Milton, Washington, he lived here most of his life. Mr. Smith was a Northwest Orient Airline pilot for 35 years before his retirement. He was a member of the Sumner Church of Christ, the Auburn Elks and Retired Airline Pilots Association.

Survivors: wife, Ruby, of the home; sons, Brian Thomas, Kevin Thomas, Dale Smith, Mel Smith; daughter, Georgi Smith; sister, Dolly Overman; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.


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Upper Left Corner:
picture of an airplane
"Gone west
but forever
in our hearts"
PHOTO
Right Hand Corner:
"AILYSO" (and I love you so)
"GEORGE R. SMITH
JANUARY 27, 1917 DECEMBER 13 1987"


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  • Created by: Leslie MITCHELL Smith
  • Added: 19 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55161356
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Robert Smith (27 Jan 1917–13 Dec 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55161356, citing New Tacoma Cemetery, University Place, Pierce County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Leslie MITCHELL Smith (contributor 46822450) .