Raymond Wayne Smith passed away from natural causes on November 18, 2017. He was 66 years old. Ray was born in Seattle, WA on July 26, 1951.
He was preceded in death by his father Donald Smith in 1977 and his mother Muriel Smith in 2002. Ray is survived by his sister Leslie (Smith) Byron and her husband John of Friday Harbor, WA, his nephew Jake Byron and several cousins living both in Washington State and British Columbia.
Ray lived most of his youth in North Bend, WA. His parents, Don and Muriel Smith were the owners of the Little Chalet Restaurant in North Bend and the restaurant remained in the family from 1952-1997. Ray graduated from Mt Si High School in 1969 and was a graduate of Western Washington State College. He was a recent Boeing retiree after 39 years as an accomplished Boeing Engineer. He enjoyed sports throughout his life including golf, basketball, track and softball.
A celebration of life and remembrance by his family and friends will take place at the Meadowbrook Farm near North Bend on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 1 pm – 4 pm.