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Mavis Ann Smith

29 September, 194330 September, 2020

SMITH, Mavis A –

Passed away September 30, 2020 in Spokane, WA her home Odessa, WA. She was born September 29, 1943 in Lemmon, South Dakota to Henry and Sarah Wolff. Mavis married Donald Smith on June 30, 1960 in Spokane, WA. Mavis started working at Seafirst bank in 1977 as a teller and then Bank of American where she retired in 2006 as the bank manager. Mavis was a member of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, Odessa Economic Development, Odessa Memorial Healthcare Foundation, and Odessa Jr. Women’s Club. Mavis is survived by her husband of 60 yrs. Donald at the home, five children Debbie (Tom) Weishaar, Colby (Mario Padilla) Smith, Sidney (Polly) Smith, RoxAnn (Ron) Sherwood and Mark (Denys) Smith along with 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She has two sisters Arlene Loney and Donna Schmierer and several nieces and nephews. Mavis is preceded in death by her parents, one brother Lester Wolff and one great-grandson. A family graveside service will be held at the Odessa Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Odessa Memorial Healthcare Foundation or the Zion-Emmanuel Lutheran Church or the donor choice. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Smith family. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.

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Ryan & Debbie Walter

November 1, 2020

Mavis was the nicest lady you could ever ask for, She always took the time to say hi! She will be so missed by the entire community of Odessa. Rest In Peace.

Jon & Carol Evavold

October 7, 2020

Don, Arlene, Donna, and families,

Mavis always had such a warm smile when ever you were in her presence. She had time to chat. Mavis was always friendly. Mavis and my mom, Rose shared the same birthday and would exchange birthday cards. I know my mom enjoyed that connection.

60 years of marriage tells you a lot about a couple. Much love and hard work, and family. Raising five children takes team work. You both were blessed to have that many years together.

Many all those wonderful memories bring comfort to you.

Perhaps they are not the stars,
but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones
pours through and shines down upon us
to let us know they are happy. A look at the stars, the touch of a hand...
Inspired by an Eskimo legend you are wished whatever comforts you.
You are wished what bings peace
to your heart.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you,

Jon & Carol

Larry Netzer

October 5, 2020

Rene' & I are sending our hugs and love to the extended family at the passing of Mavis, my 1st cousin. I celebrate her life, and will cherish my memories that I have. May you all continue to be blessed by the life of Mavis. Each one of the Wolff pack were different, but each one has left a piece on God's earth to be able to call it a Wolff Legacy.
Love and Peace to All.
Larry & Rene' Netzer
104 Caswell Ridge Lane
Durham, N.C. 27703

Debbie Berry

October 4, 2020

My deepest condolences to all of you during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have many fond memories of Mavis while growing up in Odessa...loved her smile. She will be missed. Big hugs to the Smith family. ~Debbie Hopp

Sue King-Couvillion

October 4, 2020

I am truly sorry to hear of Mavis’ illness and passing! She was always a sweet and caring lady back when I lived in Odessa. May she Rest In Peace.

Gerry Netzer

October 3, 2020

Blessings to Mavis's family. We are thinking good thoughts for Donnie & family. Getting together for a Family gathering & staying at Donnie & Mavis's house has always been a warm past memory for me. I enjoyed the sense of humor Mavis had. She brought a lot to the cousin Wolff table. God does have a plan for us all. There will be a time when the Wolff cousins will all be together at a table to share memories & a "Wolff Howl". Gerry & Jody Netzer & family

Donna Christianson

October 2, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Mavis's passing. I send my sincere sympathy!

Donna Christianson


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