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Teddy 'Ted' Louis Smith

| September 13, 2021 1:00 AM

December 29, 1940 – September 6, 2021

Teddy “Ted” Louis Smith passed away on Sept. 6, 2021.

He was born in Wellpinit, Washington, on Dec. 29, 1940, to the late Judd and Dellis Smith. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Nancy “Jean” Smith, sons William Smith (Jana) of Yakima, Washington, Steve Smith of Seattle, Washington, and daughter Laura “Lori’ Smith of Moses Lake, Washington; grandchildren Shyla Smith (Juan Mincitar) of Yakima, Washington, Dusty Jahns of Spokane, Washington, Jake Smith (Lizzy) of Richland, Washington, Chelsea Jahns of Moses Lake, Washington, Luke Smith of Kuna, Idaho and Cody Jahns Moses Lake, Washington; great-grandsons Izaac, Swan and Atreus Mincitar of Yakima, Washington; brothers Glenn Smith of Ephrata, Washington and Winfrey Smith of Omak, Washington and sisters Marian Cox of Omak, Washington, and Helen Leard of Omak, Washington.

He was preceded in death by his parents Judd and Dellis Smith; brothers Stanley Smith, Billy Jo Smith, Dell Smith, Walt Smith and Gene Smith; and sisters Joan McVey, Nellie Lavender and Lila Kramer.

The legacy of Ted L. Smith will live on for years to come, not only because of that huge smile he always had on that face, or all the great memories we will carry with us, or his complete unselfish willingness to always help everyone, but through his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids, all of whom he held so very close to his heart. They meant everything to him as he does to us.

Please join us for graveside services to be held on Sept. 17, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Guarding Angels Cemetery, located at 2595 Road L NE in Moses Lake, with a Celebration of Life to follow at Ted and Jean’s home at 2376 Road 4 NE in Moses Lake. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Shriners Hospital or your local youth 4-H livestock program in Ted’s honor.

Please express your thoughts and memories at Arrangements are under the care of Kayser’s Chapel of Memories of Moses Lake, Washington.