Lyle “Pete” Smith

Our beloved father, Papa,  uncle and friend passed away May 1st at his  Yuma  home after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was  born in Vancouver, WA on December 23, 1927 and was  devoted to his four girls and  his wife, Jackie, of 55 years.  He retired from the Rainier Brewery and was a man of many talents.  He  loved  to garden,  entertain,  was  a prior  member of  the Seattle Banjo Band, and  the ultimate handyman and carpenter.  He will be dearly missed by his daughters Diane (Jeff) Stites, Laraine (Mark) Volpe, Deborah Smith and Lisa Marie Smith, and his four grandchildren.

A  celebration of Lyle’s  life will be on May 14th at 3:30 p.m. at the Kirkland Womens’ Club, 407 1st St., Kirkland.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Lyle’s memory to Hospice of Yuma, 1824 S. 8th Ave., Yuma, AZ 85364.

Arrangements by Barton  Family Funeral Service, Kirkland (425) 823-1900. Please sign online guest  book at

3 Responses to “Lyle “Pete” Smith”

  • Marlene Kent says:

    Uncle Pete – you will definitely be missed. Samm mentioned how much fun it was going out on the lake when you and Aunt Jackie lived on Hood Canal.

    Girls – I know your dad put up a valiant fight. We will all miss him.

    Cousin Marlene

  • Chris and Bob Hollies says:

    We offer you our deepest sympathies on the passing of your Dad/Grandpa/Uncle.

    May you be comforted by the love and support of your family and friends and by God Himself.

    With all our love and prayers,

    Chris, Bob, Brighton and Bethany Hollies.

  • John and Cheri Causey says:

    To the family of Smitty, you have suffered a great loss and our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you. May you find comfort and peace in the memories you shared with him. He was a great friend and mentor to me when I worked with him. He brought a great unity to the Operating Engineers of Rainier Brewery. We will miss his fun loving jokes, political views and emails.
    We treasure our memories together at several occasions with him and Jackie. Love John and Cheri Causey

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