Saturday, December 1, 2012

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Verle's Memorial Sunday

Verle Marshall Smith
05/27/43 - 11/27/12

There will be a memorial service for Verle at 1pm, 12/2/12 at: 
River View Cemetery  
300 SW Taylor's Ferry Road 
Portland Oregon

Born in Lethbridge, Alberta on 5/27/43 to Harold Smith and Lena Kostiuk and raised in Los Angeles.  He was married to Pamela Harris for 43 years.  He died unexpectedly on 11/27/12.  Verle was a Marine in Vietnam and a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone, West Africa.  He taught secondary and college math for 41 years in LA and Portland.  He loved traveling, running, music, cooking, gardening and spending time with family and friends.  He was a tireless volunteer for many causes, including the Western Farmworkers Association and the Democratic Party.  

He is survived by his wife, son Sean (Asli) Smith, daughter Danielle (Guillermo) Ramos, granddaughter Adissa, father, sister Gayle Gates and father in-law Luke Harris.  He will be missed by all who knew him.  

In lieu of flowers, donations to: 
Western Farmworkers Association 
725 SE 7th Ave
Hillsboro 97123