Richard Smith, a wonderful husband of Cora Smith and father of Vem and Bien, died on January 23rd, 2023, in his home. A resident of Gresham, Oregon for over thirty years. He was born in Duluth, Minnesota on July 18th, 1942. His parents William and Margaret moved to Wisconsin where he was raised. After graduating from high school Richard joined the Army. Eventually, he was stationed in the Philippines where he met and married Socorro. After retiring from service, he and Cora moved to Gresham. In his later years Richard loved to walk at least 8 miles a day. His favorite place to walk was Springwater Trail, where he met and talked with other hikers. Walking everyday was his main passion. He loved being healthy and active to the fullest. He and his wife traveled all over the world, experiencing everything that life had to offer. We will miss him tremendously.
Visitation will be Monday, February 6, 2023, at Gresham Memorial Chapel from 3-8p.m. A committal service with military honors will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at Willamette National Cemetery.
Linda Cauger saysJanuary 27, 2023 at 6:55 pm
Praying for your family’s peace and comfort Rachel. We are here if you need anything. Love to you and your whole family.
JimBaird saysFebruary 6, 2023 at 8:03 am
Dick was our neighbor for over 30 years l will miss talking to him about his morning walks sorry for your loss Jim & Debbie Baird