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Obituary for Michael A Smith

Date of Birth: 5/4/1961

Date of Death: 12/31/2011

Age: 50

Ephrata WA

Michael Aaron Smith, 50, of Ephrata, Wash., passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at his home of heart failure. He was born May 4, 1961, in Coeur d'Alene, the son of Warren and Shirley Smith of Careywood. He attended Southside Public School through the eighth grade, and later attended high school at Southside Christian School in Cocolalla. When he was 18 years of age he moved to Ephrata and went to work at Lamb Weston in Quincy, Wash., where he was employed for more than 30 years. He was still employed there at the time of his death. Mike was a hard working honest man who earned his keep and paid his own way. He worked for the same company for more than 30 years and always pulled his own weight. No one can ask for more than that. Mike lived at peace with his fellow man and with God. He never preached, but rather lived by the Golden Rule, always treating others as he would like to be treated. He treated everyone with respect and dignity. This world could use more men like Mike. He is survived by his mother, Shirley Smith; three brothers, Bert Smith, Joe Smith and Alan smith; three sisters, Becky Skala, Bette Ringhand and Rita Bailey, all of North Idaho; and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; one brother and one niece, both of whom died in infancy. Rest in Peace our brother. Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Athol Baptist Church. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Coffelt Funeral Service.