Roberta Jo Smith

Apr 18, 1933 – Jun 23, 2014

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Roberta Jo Smith

On Monday, June 23, Jo Smith, 81, passed away after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. Jo was born in Seattle, grew up on Capitol Hill, and attended Holy Names Academy and Seattle University. In 1953, Jo married her high school sweetheart, and they were married for 61 years. Jo was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family.Jo is survived by her husband, Dr. James B. Smith; her daughters, Debbie Smith, D-D Smith, Ann (Robert) Stewart, Lisa (John) Thompson; her grandchildren, Daniel and Joseph Stewart and Scott and Tracy Vojik; her sister, Kathie McFall; and her niece, Jenny Payne (Tom


Andrew & Susan Spence
Needham , MA
Jul 19, 2014

Jim, Debbie, D-D, Ann, and Lisa,

I was very saddened to hear about Jos passing last month. I have such wonderful memories even though it was many, many years ago. She was a delightful person who will be missed. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time.


Catherine (Rau) Adams
Seattle, WA
Jul 7, 2014

Dear Jim,

I am sad to have read about Jo's recent passing.

Memories of our time together while living at the Fairmont often bring a smile to my face. . . .

The all out, 'over the top fantastic every major holiday decorations' were always a joy to see . . . Jo listing to Mariner baseball games and often patiently explaining the sport . . . as a single person, just knowing that you were both nearby was a significant source of comfort. As many others noted, Jo definitely carried her positive energy and a generous loving heart on her sleeve for all to see.

God bless you and the girls and my prayers will be for you all.


Tom Genkinger
Bainbridge Island, WA
Jul 2, 2014

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Williams Family
Seattle, WA
Jul 2, 2014

Our heartfelt condolences to the family. It is our prayer that God will bring much comfort to the family in the days ahead. God has promised us a time when sickness and death will be no more Revelation 21:3-5). May the family have comfort and peace during this time of great loss.

Ed and Carole Taylor
Seattle, WA
Jun 29, 2014

Dear Jim and girls,

We are very sad to hear of Jo's passing. Our years together in Salem Woods were very special and you were wonderful neighbors. I will always remember Jo's great smile and sunny disposition. Her glass was always half full and she shared it with all of us. Regretfully we are not in good enough physical shape to come to the mass. We are living at the Ida Culver Broadview Home and using walkers to get around. We are thankful that the heads are good, just the legs that are bad.

God bless you all, Ed and Carole Taylor

Dick and Juley Hoffmeister
Lakewood, WA
Jun 27, 2014

Dear Jim, ladies and famly, We were so sadden to read of Jo's' passing and your loss. Jo was a fun person with a sharp wit and we really enjoyed our association with you in the military. We want you to know that our thoughts are with you all and we extend our deepest sympathy.

Maureen and Steve Glenn
Redmond, WA
Jun 26, 2014

We are so very sorry to hear the news of Jo's passing. Our hearts are heavy and sad. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. I remember her laugh, her kindness and her beautiful smile, growing up in Salem Woods. Heaven has gained another angel and we know she will live in your hearts forever. RIP Jo, you will be profoundly missed.


Maureen and Steve

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