Albert Britton Smith, 90, of Pendleton, a former Baker City resident and Safeway manager, died Feb. 2, 2001, at Willowbrook Terrace in Pendleton.
His graveside funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Smith was born on July 7, 1910, at Durango, Colo., to William Albert and Jessie Farrell Smith. He married Marguerite L. Coleman on Nov. 29, 1935, at Weiser, Idaho.
The couple lived in Baker City for many years where he managed the Safeway store. He also was manager of Safeway in La Grande.
During World War II, he left his job in La Grande and went to work for the Kaiser Shipyards at Vancouver, Wash. He lived in Pendleton for more than 40 years and worked as an engineer at the Pendleton Community Hospital. He worked as a car salesman for eight years at Eastern Oregon Motors.
He and his wife enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping, horses and trips to the mountains. He was a past master of the Elgin Masonic Lodge.
His wife, Marguerite, died in 1994 at Pendleton.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Arlen and Kathie Smith of Sacramento, Calif.; a sister, Edith Patricia Pribgen of La Grande; a grandson, Gregory Wayne Smith of Salem; a granddaughter, Kristi Lea Butler
of Salem; a great-grandson, Tate Butler of Salem; and two granddaughters in Sacramento, Calif.
The Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 9, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor