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Donald Smith

Donald Smith

Donald Eugene Smith, 88, of Eugene, passed peacefully on June 12. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Ansley, Nebraska on January 3, 1931 to Evelyn Gross Smith and Eugene Smith. He met the love of his life Irene Mae Snyder and they were married in 1948. They moved to North Bend Oregon where he worked at Menasha Plywood. He worked hard to provide for his growing family. In 1965 he moved the family to Eugene. He soon became a Union Carpenter for Local 271. His legacy includes working many major construction projects in the area. He later became the Business Agent. He retired in 1990. Don is survived by 5 daughters; Connie (Gary) Henson ,Teresa (Dennis) Kruckman, Cyndi (Scott) Lowell, Kathy (Patrick) Simms, and Laura (Curtis) Crawford. A sixth daughter, Lucille, died shortly after birth. He is also survived by 11 Grandchildren, 24 Great Grandchildren, 5 Great-Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Daughter, Grandson Steven Dexter, Wife, and Brother Harlan Gydesen. Services will be held on Sunday, June 30, 3 p.m. at Allison Park Christian Church, 1520 Echo Hollow in Eugene. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.


My heartfelt condolences to family and loved ones. May your fond memories together help you through this time of sorrow and may the God of comfort be with your hearts. (2Corinthians 1:3,4; Revelation 21:3-5)

Cynthia Lowell:

I love you daddy. Thank you being a great provider, loving and so kind.
You were my first love and always protected me. Forever my HERO.
I will miss your hugs the most.


Daddy, Thank you for your life time of love and care you shared with everyone you met during your 88 years. You and mom accomplished having a big family near and dear that you always wanted. Well done ?? We never got to say too much these last few months. So expect a HUGE embrace when we meet again.

I am so happy for you to be with Our Lord. I know you are feeling better than ever before surrounded by great peace, beauty, joy and all who went before you.

It was an honor taking care of you. I’ll watch our special movie at least twice a year and remember that was one of our best days during your illness. Sitting side by side, Holding hands. Thank you Gary Henson for giving us the movie. I will always cherish it.

Thank you daddy for always making me feel like I was your favorite. You made each of us feel the same; Your Favorite!

You’re with me every day. Love ?? Kathy

Gabriel Quintero:

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. In these times of grief, it's so comforting to know that the Bible says that there is going to be a resurrection at Acts 24:15. How wonderful this future will be with our loved ones.

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