Yvonne Marie Smith

1962 - 2013


Yvonne Marie Smith

August 23, 1962 – April 29, 2013

An only child with her only child

(Yvonne Smith with her son Sean).

Born in Walla Walla to parents James L.

Smith and Sylvia J. Hanson, where she

attended grade school, high school and Walla

Walla Community College where she

received a degree in cosmetology. Yvonne moved to

Portland in 1986 where she worked for FarWest Federal

and then for a couple of physical therapists in office

coordination positions.

She contracted breast cancer and had to have

extensive chemotherapy, followed by prolonged

radiation. This left her unable to work. She and her son,

Sean M. Maloney, lived in Tualatin for some years. Then

they lived with her stepfather, Cliff Engel and mother,

Sylvia Engle, until this past Monday. Yvonne was a

doting mother who had many friends in Walla Walla

and Portland. Sean’s father, Joseph Maloney also lives in

Portland. Al and Terry Wagner, aunt and uncle of Sean,

and Matt Wagner, his cousin, were particularly close.

Yvonne is survived by her much beloved son, Sean;

his fiancee, Katelyn Slyter; her grandson-to-be, Noah

Jordan; Katelyn’s parents, Tony and Tina Slyter; her

mother, Sylvia Engel and step father, Cliff Engel; her

father, Jim Smith and his wife, Margaret Smith; and her

step sister, Kelly Mathews; niece, Madison Sand; and

nephew, Parker Sand; also close friends Kim DeReimer

and Stellar Lee; cousins Susan Bennett, Cheryl and

Frank Pays. Uncles, aunts and cousins were valued.

A service and celebration of life is to be held on

Monday at 11am at Southlake Four Square Church in

West Linn.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the

Koman Foundation.

Please sign the online guest book

at www.oregonlive.com/obits


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