In Loving Memory
July 17, 1955 ~ June 23, 2013
Walla Walla resident Debra L. Smith, 57, died June
23, 2013, at Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Richland,
WA. Arrangements are entrusted to Mountain View-
Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla,
WA. The memorial celebration of life will be 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Mountain View-Colonial
DeWitt, Walla Walla.
Debra was born July 17, 1955, in Great Falls, Montana,
to Richard and Marlene Smith. She moved to Walla Walla
in 1964 from Great Falls. She attended schools in Walla
Walla, graduating from WaHi in 1973, and took several
classes at Walla Walla Community College.
Debra had been a long time cancer survivor and
cancer advocate. She enjoyed being a grandmother and
loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a
good friend and loved her children very much.
Survivors include one daughter, Lindsey Stimpfle; one
step-daughter, Ashley Ellison both of Walla Walla; two
sons, “Chad” Richard Gusman of Milton-Freewater, Eric
Scott Gusman of Pasco; her father, Richard Smith; one
sister, Linda Jo Gardner; two brothers, Allen R. Smith,
and Leonard G. Smith; four grandchildren, Madison,
Gabriel, Mia, Sophia , plus two on the way; nieces and
nephews, Jeremy, Mike, Amanda, Edward, Zach, Jade,
Clayton, Ryan and Shannon; and longtime partner,
DeWitte Ellison and good friend, Marty Shafer. She was
preceded in death by her mother, Marlene and one