Obituary for C Michael Smith
Date of Death: 3/3/2004
"C. Michael SMITH Passed away unexpectedly while hiking March 3, 2004, at the age of 62 in Chelan, WA. Mike was born November 25, 1941, in Harris County, Texas. He moved with his family to Tacoma, WA. during his high school years and graduated from Wilson High School in 1960. Mike graduated from the University of Washington in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. After graduating, he began a successful career in the computer software industry in Seattle. Over the next 30 years his career moved him throughout the United States, then finally back to the Northwest as a senior executive where he retired. In 1963, Mike married Linda (Knecht) Smith. They enjoyed 35 years together during which time they had 5 daughters. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Jean Smith. He will be greatly missed by his children and their families: Dorothy and Russ Haffner of Benton City, WA., Michelle and Billy Haffner of Renton, WA., Stephanie and Dave Johnson of Stevenson Ranch, CA., Alexandra and Buddy McClellan of Manson, WA. and Adrienne and Steve Baker of Duvall, WA.; 6 grandchildren and his brother and sister-in-law John and Diane Smith of Walla Walla, WA. Mike was a devoted hiker, fisherman, baseball enthusiast and Husky. He will be fondly remembered. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association."