On September 14th 2021, Dorothy Mae Smith passed away peacefully at the age of 91 years old. She had been a resident of the valley - Monroe and Sultan Washington - for the past 61 years. Dorothy was born August 7, 1930 in Spokane Washington and was the daughter of Daisy Elizabeth Pendleton and Ernest Thiebes. She is survived by her three children, Dianna Veleke [Kevin] of Kennewick, Gail Hanlon [Michael, deceased] of Bonney Lake and Gary Smith of Sultan. She also is survived by five grandchildren, Brandon Veleke, Morgan [Veleke] Schauble [Kyle Schauble] of Kennewick Jeron Veleke of Seattle, James Hanlon [Jackie] of Bonney Lake and Alex Hanlon of Eatonville. She was a great grandmother to Ellie Schauble, Sophie Hanlon, Henry Hanlon and Raegan Hanlon. She is survived by one brother in law, John Poston, of Yakima and 7 nieces and nephews. Her husband, Merle Smith, of 49 years was previously deceased. She spent her childhood summers on a historic float home in Hidden Bay out of Coeur d’ Alene Idaho with her brother, Robert and sister Joanne swimming, boating and fishing. Mom grew up playing the piano and had stacks of sheet music from the big band era that she would play in the evening lulling us all to sleep. Dorothy graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane and attended WSC in Pullman where she met her husband, Merle. Merle and Dorothy and kids lived in both Everett and Monroe. For most of her married years she helped her husband Merle with their various businesses- Shell Oil Distributorship company and Smitty’s Speedy Service store in Monroe and real estate business throughout the valley. Dorothy loved simple things in life from gardening to bird watching to beach combing. She did delicate works of hand stitching and embroidery. Over the years she made quilts for each of her grandchildren and lap blankets for others. She also led Cub Scout and Campfire groups for her children. She was a writer of her family history and of her childhood memoirs. She volunteered in the library in Sultan and as such was awarded the volunteer of the year award. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Everett and of the Congregational Church in Monroe. In the summer of 2020 we celebrated her 90th birthday COVID style in her driveway with neighbors, family and friends. There will be a private family graveside service at Cypress Lawn in Everett Washington officiated by the Reverend Alan Dorway of the First Presbyterian Church in Everett at a near future time. From Psalm 121 :”The Lord will watch over your life, the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and evermore.”