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Carol Jeanette (Dorn) Smith

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Carol Jeanette (Dorn) Smith

November 24, 1929 to January 1, 2017

Carol Jeanette (Dorn) Smith passed away into the loving arms of the Lord on
January 1, 2017. She knew that her “mansion on the hill” was waiting to take
her away from all her pain and suffering on this earth. Even though she
suffered greatly, she never lost her sense of humor and her witty comments
kept everyone laughing. She was the last one of eight children left. Carol was
born on November 24, 1929, to Harry and Martha (Nielsen) Dorn in Valley City,
ND. She was the seventh of eight siblings. She had four older brothers and
three sisters. When she was five years old, the family moved to the Wenatchee
Valley, where they all grew up and attended school. Carol took a bus to
Cashmere every day to attend Cashmere High School so she could be involved in
school plays and musicals. She graduated from Cashmere High School in 1948.

Carol was first married to Dave Van Ommeren, and gave birth to her first son,
David Hendrik Van Ommeren, in July, 1949. Later, she married Kenneth Leroy
“Bunny” Smith on June 23, 1952. Ken adopted David and his name became David
William Smith. In August 1953, she had her second son, Ronald Lee Smith. In
April 1958, they had their one and only daughter, Christine Marie Smith. Then,
in October 1962, their family was complete, when they had their last son, Ward
Allen Smith.

Carol worked at Curtis Thriftway grocery store as a bakery clerk from 1965 to
1972. While working there, she attended evening classes at Western College of
Commerce, taking secretarial classes from 1971 to 1973. In 1973 until 1976,
she worked for Webb Tractor and Equipment as a secretary. Carol later returned
to work as a bakery clerk at Buttrey’s grocery store until an injury forced
her to retire. When her son, Dave, started his typewriter business in her
basement, and later when he moved into his office, she became his office
assistant.

Carol enjoyed spending time with her family, as family meant the world to her.
There wasn’t anything that she wouldn’t do for someone, even if that meant she
went without. Carol attended church regularly at the Nazarene Church for many
years and later attended the Free Methodist Church. She really enjoyed her
weekly church group called the “Squirrely Frogs”, and they became like family
to her. Carol also enjoyed singing in the choir. Many times she would sing
solo or she would sing with her sisters. In her spare time, she enjoyed
crocheting afghans and would give them away. She also enjoyed traveling.

Carol was preceded in death by her sons: David William Smith and Ronald Lee
Smith; her parents, Harry and Martha Dorn; brothers: Willard, Robert, Arnie
and Leonard “Bunny” Dorn; and sisters: Jean Kneedler, Lenore (Tom) Armstrong,
and Rosann Wolf. Carol is survived by her daughter, Christine Marie Smith of
Malaga, WA; son, Ward Allen (Sandy) Smith of Wenatchee, WA; daughter-in-law,
Arivilla “Rebelle” Smith of Malaga, WA; granddaughters: Tara Starr Heimbecker
(Ryan Rainbolt), East Wenatchee, WA, and Hayley Fiona Garcia (Juan) of
Wenatchee, WA; grandson, Harley David Smith of the U.S. Army; great-
grandchildren: Kayden Ray Chisum, Isaac Joe Chisum, Cody Schuyleman, Aurora
Alena Garcia; many nieces and nephews; also, dear friends, Patricia Boese,
Wilma Morrell and the Squirrely Frogs group. The family is sincerely grateful
to Sandy Nicholson for all of her tender loving care. Also, Dr. Toby Long for
his special care and guidance. Carol always looked forward to her time spent
with him.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017, at
Telford’s Chapel of the Valley in East Wenatchee. Arrangements are by
Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee, WA.

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