Tacy Ann Smith

Tacy Ann SmithTacy Ann (Gilkey) Smith passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on December 29th, 2014. Tacy is survived by her husband, Arnold L. Smith, one daughter, Gwenna Eckert, five sons – Michael (Kelly) Lea, Jerry Smith, Shane Smith, Robert Lea and Brandan (Cory) Smith, thirteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and her puppies she loved so much, Brandy & Misty.


She was born November 22, 1941 in Portland, Oregon, spending most of her childhood in Butte, Montana, and moving to West Seattle, Washington in the early 1950’s. She attended Holy Rosary Catholic School, graduating in 1959, and then graduated from Griffin School of Business with a BA. In 1981 she & Arnold met and fell in love — they were married on September 24, 1983, blending their two families; Tacy’s two sons and Arnold’s three children from previous marriages and a foster son (who they adopted in 1986) into one glorious hodgepodge.


Tacy was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas C. Gilkey & Fearl E. Holman, and a brother, Robert Welch. Her one surviving sibling, Donald Welch lives in Oregon.
A celebration of Tacy’s life will be held at a later date.
Tacy will be missed…

4 Responses to “Tacy Ann Smith”

  • Ken Hall says:

    Thank you, Arnold, for sharing. I wish you peace and comfort as you remember the good life you shared with Tacy. She will be missed by many. Caring for you. Ken & Lynne

  • Harry and Shirley Baldwin says:

    We wish to express our deepest sympathy to our nephew Arnold and the family. We didn’t know Tacy well but know she was deeply loved by Arnold and her family. Our prayers are with you.

  • Lanny and Nancy Hanson says:

    Arnold and family,
    We were saddened and shocked of the news about Tacy.
    Although we did not know her well, she was still part of our family and the loss of a loved one still hurts.
    Please know that you all have our sympathy and love.
    Nancy and Lanny

  • Karen Moore says:

    When someone we love passes, we mourn our loss. I didn’t have the privilege of knowing Tacy, but I can tell she was a wonderful lady just by looking at her picture and the love and dedication you had for her, Arnold. Your memories will sustain you during the time without her, you are blessed to have had such a wonderful person in your life. Thank you for including and sharing with me. May God hold you in His hands until you meet again.


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