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Vernon Roland Smith was known for his fix-it skills

September 14, 2014 Local, Obituaries Comments
Vernon Roland Smith

Vernon Roland Smith, 72, passed away at his home in Vancouver, Washington on August 21, 2014 due to complications of lung cancer.

He was born February 17, 1942 to Della and Roland Smith in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Portland’s Jefferson High School, attended Vancouver, Washington’s Clark College, and served in the U.S. Air Force.

He retired as a computer and photo technician.

Vernon was a member of the Hoodview Amateur Radio Club and Clark County Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA). He loved photography, computers, travel, ham radio, and was known for his impressive fix-it skills.

“Vernon could repair anything and had a wonderful smile and sparkling eyes.”

Vernon Smith fixes everything

Vernon Smith fixes everything


Vernon is survived by his wife, Diane; sisters, Carolyn Neimeyer – treasurer of the Oregon Washington Idaho Chapter of the Doane Family Association of America, Inc., and Mollie Loving – a former board member, as well; two step-children; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Vernon Smith was preceded in death by his parents.

Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel handled the private memorial service.


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