June 1, 1937 – February 5, 2014
Bradford M. Smith, 76, of Lebanon, Formerly of Newton, Iowa , passed away, succumbing to cancer on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014.
Brads story began in Iowa, but lived in Europe, and Alaska, and then in 1989, the Smith’s settled in Lebanon where Brad worked for Telephone Utilities (now Century Tel) until his retirement in 1999. Not one to suffer fools, Brad carried with him a take on life informed by experience, a mind that was always open and a wit that was always sharp. His polished Cessna 170B airplane was his best friend for 40 years and he was often seen cruising in his vintage VW camper or on one of his three motorcycles.
Brad’s parents and a brother, Ronald Smith, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly of Lebanon; sons Chad and Brett Smith, both of Portland; sister Judith and husband Alan Koch of Newton, Iowa; foster daughter Jennifer Oh and husband Jonathan Stone of London, England; two nieces and seven nephews.
Family suggests memorial contributions to Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 Grant Street, Lebanon, OR 97355.
Memorial Service to be held:
Saturday March 1, 2014
1 to 4 P.M.
605 Mullins Drive
Lebanon, OR 97355