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Cathryn Elizabeth Smith


September 28, 2016 | View PDF

Cathryn Elizabeth Smith was born June 17, 1931, in Franklinton, North Carolina, and passed away peacefully on September 10, 2016. She was a special education teacher at Arlington High School for many years, and was a staunch advocate for the disadvantaged. Cathy was preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur Housman; brother, Alan Puckett; son-in-law, Tim Schorn; and the love of her life, William Smith. She is survived by her daughters: Donna Housman, Mary Housman-Meyer (Dan), and Lisa Malinen (William) ,; stepchildren: Tara Nelson (Warren), Craig Smith (Jennifer), and Shane Smith (Sharon); siblings: Priscilla Wodzinski, and Walter Puckett (Sarah), and grandchildren: Deanna Stevens (Scott), Erica Schorn (Fernando Zepeda), Jamie Haraden (Ryan), Danielle Nowicki (Zach), and Jessica Schulte (Matt). Cathy was one of a kind. She will be greatly missed. The family requests consideration of a donation to Providence Everett Hospice. Please see the guest book at


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