Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Daniel Smith Memorial
Daniel Smith Memorial

Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Daniel Joseph Smith, 66, a resident of the Concrete community, passed away at his home on January 9, 2019. 

Daniel was born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania on March 31, 1952, the son of Jonas & Rita (Murphy) Smith.   He was raised in Ashland, PA and attended and graduated from Cardinal Brennan Catholic High School in 1970.   

In 1973 he enlisted into the U.S. Army, courageously serving his country for four years, working mostly as an X-Ray Technician.

In 1976 he married Charlotte Todd and from that union his daughter Rita was born. They separated in 1979.

Dan has been a Skagit County resident for over 40 years, residing in Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley and for the past 14 years in Concrete.  He worked at a variety of occupations in the timber industry until starting a 25 year long career with Hexcel as an aviation parts machinist and supervisor.

Dan was an outdoor enthusiast. He liked hunting, fishing and just going to the mountains, but his daughter and grandchildren where the light of his life.

Dan is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Rita & Justin Rowe of Concrete; grandchildren, Krissandra Pace and companion Matthew DeZarn, Tyler Labrousse and Morgan Rowe and his great-grandson, Griffin Daniel DeZarn; two brothers, Edward Smith and wife Sharon of Girardville, PA and Jonas Smith of Ashland, PA; several nieces and nephews; His former wife, Charlotte Todd Hutt and her siblings and Laurie Todd (Terry Graham), Bonnie Bowers (Bud) and Richard Todd (Pamela).   He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Rosemarie Smith.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:30AM at Saint Catherine Catholic Church in Concrete, interment with full military honors will follow at the Forest Park Cemetery in Concrete.


  • Bill and Leatha Sullivan

    There are no words to fully express the sadness our hearts feel at the passing of a dear friend. Dan was a quiet person who always had a smile for you. He was always a joy to visit with. We were very blessed to have been friends with Dan. We have many wonderful memories to choose from when we think of Dan.

    He will be greatly missed by his friends and his family. Love you sweet Dan.

    Bill and Leatha Sullivan

  • Tawnya Fox

    Dan will be my forever ‘SUGAR’! May you rest in peace dear friend n when we meet again, we’ll play Yatzee n this time I’ll let you win! Love n miss you always.

  • Bob LaRue

    I first met Dan when he came to work at Hexcel. He was a fun person to talk to, and he could carry on a conversation on most any subject. As a fellow Army veteran and co-worker, I will miss him.
    Godspeed, Dan. I hope we’ll cross paths again one day.

  • Lynn Sero

    Dan… I am blessed to have had many enjoyable, intelligent conversations with you during my years working swing shift with you at Hexcel. It always brightened my day to chit chat with you and see your smile. I’m grateful I went back for that extra hug the afternoon you retired. Rest in peace buddy, and God bless you and your family.

  • Jamie Campbell

    I have so many great and funny memories of Dan. I know he was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.

  • Frank Bagdonas

    Rita Rowe and family. Brothers Jonas and Ed.
    My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Dan was my best buddy. Although we were separated by distance, our friendship remained strong
    I will deeply miss him. PEACE, GOD BLESS and stay strong.
    Frank (BAG) Bagdonas