In Memory

Tracy Smith

Tracy Smith

Tracy Allan Smith "Tracy Bear", passed away September 22, 2014. Tracy was born November 19, 1955, in Spokane where he resided his whole life. 

He is survived by Margie (Beal), his loving wife of 17 years. He is also survived by his mother, Winnifred Walters, his brother, Stanley Smith and his sister, Allison Smith. Tracy is predeceased by his father, Melvin Graves Smith.

Tracy loved meeting people, making friends and creating relationships in both his professional and personal life. He had a great sense of humor. He loved to laugh and participate in the celebrations and events of his friends and family. He liked to joke and tease.

Tracy graduated from Lewis & Clark High School and Eastern Washington University with a degree in education. He was well known in his insurance and securities business.

Tracy's memorial service is Saturday, September 27, 1:00 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 1502 W. 8th Ave. All are welcome to attend his service and social gathering following.

Arrangements under the direction of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Monroe St., Spokane.

Visit Obituary page and sign the guestbook here.


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09/24/14 04:55 PM #1    

Jacqueline Halvorson

Tracy and I were good friends in HS and then a few years back reconnected.  We would meet for lunch or a beer after work several times a year, especially when he felt he needed a break from caregiving.  We had some great conversations, sharing memories of HS (and stuff he did that he wasn't supposed to!), and where life had lead us since then, and things he wanted to do 'some day'.  I so much cherish that time with him - he was the same old Trace!  Funny, thoughtful, kind-hearted and just a pleasure to hang out with!

He would also send substantial emails of thoughts that were on his mind.  Many were discussions on religion, and I am so grateful to know, especially now, that he had a strong belief and faith in the Lord. 

He hadn't planned to attend the reunion but we agreed to meet at the Red Lion at 5 PM, although caregiving held him up an hour or so!  He had an amazing time and was so glad that he came and had a chance to visit with old friends. The last time I saw him, he and Jodi and I were out on the patio having a really nice visit, again, talking about the 'good old days' at LC!  We hugged and said goodbye and I watched him walk away into the night.

Tracy - you were just a great guy and a good friend who left too soon and will be sorely missed by many!  God bless you!

09/25/14 02:21 PM #2    

Bill Franks

Along with so many other classmates, it was great to see Tracy at the 40th reunion. Hearing of his passing leaves me a little shaken.   He shared his story regarding his wife.  Tracy - you are a warrior Bro!!  Rest in Peace.   Bill Franks


09/26/14 08:32 PM #3    

Mary Dawson (Danna)

Have been thinking of Tracy and am so thankful that I was able to spend some time with him catching up at our reunion in August.  I was watching the news shortly after I heard of his death ~ news of ISIS beheadings and so much other bloodshed ~ this song came to mind as I thought of how gentle and kind Tracy was.  God be with you Tracy.


This world was never meant
For one as beautiful as you

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10/02/14 03:14 PM #4    

Darcy Simnioniw

I was surprised and saddened to hear of Tracy's recent passing. We had several nice talks catching up at the reunion, he was a special guy. Being a caregiver is a very demanding job which he seemed to take in stride. There must be a special place in heaven for a guy like this. You will be missed Tracy god bless you.

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