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...STORMS ON FRIDAY MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING OR MUD SLIDES OVER NORTH CASCADE BURN SCARS... .SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ON FRIDAY OVER THE NORTH WASHINGTON CASCADES. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL BE A POSSIBILITY IN AREAS RECENTLY BURNED BY WILDFIRES...INCLUDING THE CARLTON, CHIWAUKUM, LITTLE BRIDGE CREEK, DUNCAN, MILLS CREEK,

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Raymond C. Smith

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Raymond C. Smith

Okanogan, WA

Raymond Smith, of Okanogan, WA, entered into rest August 6, 2013, in Wenatchee, due to an overwhelming infection resulting from lupus. He was born January 26, 1939, in Okanogan to Russell and Helen Smith. Raymond graduated from Omak High School in 1957, and entered Wenatchee Valley College that fall on a varsity baseball scholarship. A baseball injury in 1959 forced him to finish college on crutches. Raymond went to work for Pacific Northwest Airlines in Seattle after several months of recovery from his injury. He returned to the family ranch in Omak after two years, growing apples and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Omak Fruit Growers and MAGI. Raymond also served a three-year stint in the Army National Guard during this time. Raymond married Carole Byrd on January 11, 1964, and from this union a daughter and son were born. In 1988, he pushed the orchard, married Susan Johns, and helped run Flowers By Susan until his marriage with Susan dissolved. He then went to work at the meat department of Gene’s IGA until he was diagnosed with cancer, which he fought and defeated after six years. Raymond entered semi-retirement after defeating cancer, raising alfalfa hay and pursuing his inherent loves: hunting, fishing, cooking, and raising a fruit and vegetable garden-which offered abundant produce that was given to all. The Great Outdoors was his home and his study of nature was never ending. Raymond’s other pastime was card-playing, and he was a member of the Omak Seniors, Eagles Lodge, NRA, and a past member of Okanogan Sportsman Council.

Raymond is survived by one sister, Etta Marie Tappan of Maine; daughter, Laura; son, Richard; granddaughter, Tess; and grandson, Drew.

Raymond’s wishes were that remembrances be sent to Our House For Cancer Patients, 1708 Castlerock, Wenatchee, WA 98801. A Memorial Service will be held at the Omak Senior Center, 214 North Juniper Street, Omak, on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., with a potluck meal to follow. Raymond’s remains will be Interred at Riverside Cemetery.

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