Smith, Willard Hoffman – Obituary

Willard Hoffman Smith, 83, a former Sumpter resident, died May 26, 2005, at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Boise.

There will be a memorial service for him at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Idaho State Veterans Home. There will be a second memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McEwen Church near Sumpter. Friends are invited to join the family for a potluck dinner afterward.

Willard was born on July 27, 1921, at Leland, Idaho. He moved with his family to Nyssa where his parents farmed. He was a Nyssa High School graduate and married his high school sweetheart, Celia Morehouse.
He entered the military in 1942 and saw action in seven major battles in France, Germany and Belgium during World War II.

He and Celia farmed near Middleton, Idaho, where they raised four children. In the late 1960s they moved to Seattle where Willard worked for Boeing.

Later they moved to Oregon City and then retired to Sumpter where they enjoyed their retirement years riding motorcycles and traveling in their motor home.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild and his wife.

Survivors include his children and their spouses, Larry and Kim Smith of Woodinville, Wash., Barbara and Jay Phillips of Sumpter, Duane Smith of Vale and Janice and Don Ennis of Bothell, Wash.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 10, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor



White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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