Kathleen Smith Obituary

Kathleen  Smith
Kathleen Smith

August 5, 2013
Resided in Anchorage, Alaska


Longtime Anchorage resident, Kathleen (Kay) A. Smith passed away August 5 with her family at her bedside.

She was born September 23, 1928 to William and Ethel Johnson in New Westminster, BC. She would be the first of eight children. She left school to work and help the family. She worked ten years at the B.C. Distillery where she met her future husband, Ralph. They were married in New Westminster in 1955 and came to Alaska. They lived downtown and Kay worked in a shoe store and then La Cabana restaurant. In October, 1957, they moved to Spenard and built a home. In 1958, Clayton was born followed by Corinne in 1962 and finally Clinton in 1965. She stayed at home while raising her children. She was a Girl Scout leader, a hockey mom and all around volunteer. When her children were old enough she returned to work. She enjoyed her job at Anchorage Office Supply and then later at Arctic Office. She retired in 1994 at the age of 65. Upon retiring she took many trips back to Canada visiting family and friends. She also went on many cruises to many countries enjoying the people and customs. She enjoyed entertaining friends and family, knitting, crafts, hockey, gardening, cooking, canning and freezing for winter and loved to dance.

She was a member of the Women of the Moose 1534 and was known as "The Cookie Lady". She had the best sense of humor, was loving, caring, tolerant and never met a stranger.

Kathleen was preceded by mother, Ethel; father, William; brothers, Bill, Ted, Butch and sister, Pat.

She survived by her husband, Ralph of Anchorage; son, Clayton (Michelle), Homer; daughter, Corinne (David), Seward; son, Clinton, Anchorage; grandson, Cody (Danielle), Missouri; granddaughter, Sierra, Homer; great granddaughters, Fallon and Everly, Missouri. She is also survived by her siblings, Sharon (Rick) Kawano, Aldergrove, BC; Ken (Priscilla) Johnson, Aldergrove, BC; Donna (Arne) Evans, Surrey, BC and many loved nieces and nephews. She was loved and will be missed by many.

Arrangements by Cremation Society of Alaska. Words of comfort can be shared at www.alasakcremation.com.

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