Lyle “Pete” Smith

Our beloved father, Papa,  uncle and friend passed away May 1st at his  Yuma  home after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was  born in Vancouver, WA on December 23, 1927 and was  devoted to his four girls and  his wife, Jackie, of 55 years.  He retired from the Rainier Brewery and was a man of many talents.  He  loved  to garden,  entertain,  was  a prior  member of  the Seattle Banjo Band, and  the ultimate handyman and carpenter.  He will be dearly missed by his daughters Diane (Jeff) Stites, Laraine (Mark) Volpe, Deborah Smith and Lisa Marie Smith, and his four grandchildren.

A  celebration of Lyle’s  life will be on May 14th at 3:30 p.m. at the Kirkland Womens’ Club, 407 1st St., Kirkland.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Lyle’s memory to Hospice of Yuma, 1824 S. 8th Ave., Yuma, AZ 85364.

Arrangements by Barton  Family Funeral Service, Kirkland (425) 823-1900. Please sign online guest  book at