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Posted on Apr 7, 2015

Rose Mary Smith

Rose Mary Smith was born June 5, 1922, in Wenatchee. She was born to parents Alphonse and Mary Brenner of Wenatchee. Rose Mary was the oldest of nine children. Rose Mary was a devoted wife and mother who was married for 57 years to Herbert Smith. Rose Mary graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1940. This was during the depression, and she worked to help support her family at JC Penny Co. and the Chelan County Public Utility District. She married Herbert Smith of Trinidad in October 1948.  They lived in the Smith family home in Trinidad, until moving to Quincy in 1956. Rose Mary remained in her Quincy home until late 2014, when she moved to Shoreline, where she was closer to her children and grandchildren.

Rose Mary was an avid bridge player. The card tables were never far from the living room of the Smith home in Quincy, which was the scene of many nights of furious bidding, trumping and lively conversation. Although she took up golf later in life, and complained she was never very good at it, she always enjoyed trying, as well as the camaraderie that accompanied her efforts. Rose Mary and Herb were active members of St. Pius X Catholic Church, where Rose Mary served as an officer of the Altar Society and on numerous other church committees.

Rose Mary leaves behind four children, Barbara Hairston (James) of Lakewood, Peggy White(Ed) of Seattle, Rita Smith of Redmond and Mike Smith (Sonia) of Shoreline. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is survived by a sister, Louise Wilcox of San Diego, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Herb; parents Alphonse and Mary Brenner; brothers Anthony, Eugene, John, Carl, and Rev. Fred Brenner, as well as sisters Helen Brown and Sr. Barbara Ann Brenner.

Holy Rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Quincy. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 10, 2015, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, with burial following in the Quincy Valley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church or to the Quincy Senior Center.

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Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel in Quincy is assisting the family with arrangements.

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