May 20, 2014
Juanita Smith, Issaquah, passed away peacefully on Mother’s Day, May 11, 2014.
She was born in Lebam on Feb. 23, 1913, to Claude and Effie Warren. Her family moved to Centralia in 1919. After graduation from Centralia High School, she attended the University of Washington, where she obtained a degree in education.
While attending the university, she met her husband, Gordon H. Smith, whom she married in 1936. They lived in Seattle until 1944, when they returned to Centralia.
February 26, 2013
Juanita Smith, a Squak Mountain resident of Issaquah for the past 30 of her 100 years, celebrated her birthday Feb. 23 with a party given by more than two dozen family members at her University House home.
Smith graduated from Centralia High School in 1929, the University of Washington in 1933, and taught elementary school in the Centralia School District from 1956 to 1978. ‘She is very generous and kind,’ great-grandson Connor said. ‘I always remember her for giving us a ton of cookies. We would come to her house and she’d have a platter of them, and she would say, ‘Go get the cookies!’’