Kathryne Smith, 94, of Sunnyside died Tuesday. Mrs. Smith was born in Tolstoy, S.D. She lived in College Place and worked as a nurse’s aide at Walla Walla General Hospital. In 1944, the family moved to Lodi, Calif., where she worked at St. Francis Hospital. In 1951, the family moved to Sunnyside, after having purchased Newman Funeral Home of Sunnyside and Grandview (now Smith Funeral Home). She worked in the business as a receptionist and bookkeeper until retiring in 1986 and selling the funeral home to her son and his wife.
Survivors include a son, Greg; a daughter, Carolyn; a grandson and two great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Funeral Home of Sunnyside. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Grandview Church of the Nazarene. Burial will follow in Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside.