David Eugene Smith
David Eugene Smith was born in Richland, WA on 6/17/1955, the family moved to Seattle in 1958 where he completed school. As a teenager he always had a job, from working in the area restaurants to a year in Dutch Harbor, Alaska working on a crab processing boat. He was a very intelligent and industrious young man who welcomed the new computer age and excelled in his ability to program and repair them. He received two degrees from the Seattle Community College in Electronics. He worked for the Boeing Company for a number of years in the Engineering department before leaving to start his own business, Northwest Design Contractors Inc., remolding homes and shopping mall businesses. He was a master craftsman and enjoyed working and spending time with others in his profession. His end of the season party for his employees and vendors was a must for everyone. He was a proud owner of a much modified 35 year edition Mustang. He is survived by his father, H.W., brother, Ross; sons, Alex and John; John’s wife Michelle, grandson, Justin; granddaughter, Morgan. Stepbrothers, Brad, Wendell, Ron and stepsister Janice. His mother Paula Smith preceded him in death. David passed away on January 2, 2012 in his beloved Costa Rica. There will be a Celebration of Life at 1 pm, March 10, 2012, at Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel.