February 12, 2013
Edwin M. Smithers
Edwin M. Smithers, of Sammamish, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at home. He was 87.
Ed was born May 13, 1925, in Kalispell, Mont. He was raised in Kalispell and graduated from Flathead County High School in 1943. Following high school, Ed entered the United States Navy and served in World War II. After the war, he began his tenure with the United States Coast Guard.
On July 13, 1945, Ed married Joan Alicia Bondeson in Kalispell. His service in the Coast Guard had them living in many parts of the country. In 1972, they settled in Sammamish, and in 1974, he retired from the Coast Guard as a lieutenant commander. After retiring from the Coast Guard, Ed held several other jobs, one of which was working on Jetfoil production at The Boeing Co.