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In Memoriam: Olivia Smith

3308851Olivia Kathryn Smith died unexpectedly in Seattle, Washington on September 3, 2015 at the age of 22 years.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM at West Side Presbyterian Church, 3601 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Pastor Bill Carr to officiate the service.

Olivia is survived by her mother Karen Smith Krueger and step father Rev. Rudy Krueger of Puyallup, Washington; her sister Taryn Smith of Cape Girardeau, MO, her Grandmother Juanita Jones of Piedmont MO and many aunts and uncles.

She is preceded in death by her father Dennie L. Smith.

Olivia was born on May 17, 1993 in Saint Louis MO. She grew up in Piedmont, MO and attended Clearwater R-1 Elementary and Middle schools. After moving to North Bend, Oregon, Olivia attended and graduated from Marshfield High School. She graduated from the University of Oregon in June of 2015 with a BA in English and a minor in Spanish.

Olivia was an accomplished and insightful writer of prose. Her school years were filled with activities such as Twirling and as a lettered athlete on the Marshfield Tennis Team. Always employed, she earned her degree in four years, loved dance, her friends, and was a keen observer of people, whom she loved.

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