Barbara and Jack Smith: Teacher and Boeing engineer were married 65 years

Barbara Mae Smith
Jack Smith

Barbara Mae Smith was born in 1935 in Cincinnati, OH. She attended UCLA where she met her husband, Jack. Bright, attentive and mighty, Barbara was an elementary teacher for 26 years. She loved to garden, read and write and followed politics closely. Quick to laugh and full of common-sense, she was loving and adored by her family and friends. She often vacationed in Maui and enjoyed swimming, snorkeling and dining at Mama’s Fish House. She died of ovarian cancer on 10/15/2020. Barbara and Jack were married for 65 years and had 2 children and 5 grandchildren.

Jack Stevenson Smith was born in 1933 in Memphis, TN. He attended UCLA on an ROTC scholarship where he fell in love with the beach and his wife, Barbara. He was a pilot in the Navy before earning his Masters in Engineering from the UW and worked for Boeing for 35 years. He was meticulous, caring and generous. He enjoyed chess and a martini at cocktail hour. He read often (Bertrand Russell was one of his favorite thinkers) and followed politics closely. He was very dedicated to his workout routine. Barbara was the love of his life. He died on 1/17/23, just shy of his 90th birthday.

  1. How wonderful they found their way to the Pacific Northwest where we benefitted from their accomplished lives. Rest in peace.

  2. I am very much saddened by this news. We were next-door neighbors to Jack and Barbara back in 2003 and often saw them over the years at the health club. They both truly were great human beings who will be greatly missed.

  3. We miss our “No Hat” lunches with Barb and seeing Jack at the club. They were such a lovely couple and will remember them ‘till our last days on earth. To have had such wonderful parents and grandparents!

  4. I was trying to get in touch to let them know that Jack’s sister, Margie S Hunter just passed away on 4-7-23 and I came upon this obituary. Jack and Margie both passing less than 4 months apart is amazing. Now the parents and children are all resting in peace. I am Margie’s daughter and they were both such loving people.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Real first and last names — as well as city of residence — are required for all commenters.
This is so we can verify your identity before approving your comment.

By commenting here you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct. Please read our code at the bottom of this page before commenting.