Olive Kate Young Smith

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Tuesday, September 24, 1957

Olive Kate Smith, Lewiston, Passes

Mrs. Olive Kate Smith, 74, of Lewiston died yesterday afternoon at an Orofino hospital after a six-year illness. Her death was attributed to infirmities of age.

Mrs. Smith, whose husband, the late Thomas J. Smith, was a farmer and railroad man, was born at Rich Valley, Minn., May 31, 1883, but had lived in the Northwest most of her life.

She lived at Spokane from 1886 to 1899, and at Garfield, Wash. from 1899 to 1918. She was married at Moscow Jan. 25, 1900, and her husband farmed at Garfield and at Potlatch from 1918 to 1946. He also worked for the Washington, Idaho & Montana Railroad.

The couple moved to Lewiston in 1946 and he died here Sept. 16, 1952.

Mrs. Smith was a member of the United Brethren Church, Rebekah Lodge and the Women of the Moose.

Her survivors include two sons, Walter W. Smith of Lewiston and R. J. Smith of Klamath Falls, Ore.; and six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

The body is at Brower-Wann Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are undecided.

Contributed by Bailey

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