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Alan David "Davi" Smith

 

Alan David “Davi” Smith, 57, of Nespelem, Washington, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019. Davi was born to Johnnie B. and Norine Louise Circle-Smith on Monday, December 11, 1961, in Omak, Washington. Davi graduated in 1980 from Intermountain Indian School in Brigham City, Utah, where he was a member of the Eagles tennis team and a star player for the basketball team. Davi enlisted in the US Army on February 4, 1981, training as an Armor Crewman on M-48 – M60 Battle Tanks. Davi was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nespelem and a proud member of the Colville Confederated Tribes. He enjoyed root gathering and picking huckleberries Always the comedian, Davi loved a good joke played on others and would strike up a conversation with strangers “who soon became friends”. All who knew Davi, knew he would be there, if ever they needed a helping hand.

He was predeceased by both of his parents; daughter, Chelsea Smith; sisters: Vivian Pierre and Adeline Carden, and nieces: Morgan Wippel (with Virgil Bearcub) and Bernadette Smith.

Davi’s legacy lives on through his children: Chantelle Smith, Byron Kruger, Shayelynn Smith and Channel Smith; five grandchildren; brothers: Lawrence “Willie” Smith (Marjorie) and John D. Smith; sisters: Enid T. Wippel, Ora Christman (Frank), Melba Smith and Alma “Bunnee” Grunlose, numerous nephews and nieces and his eight dogs.

Davi’s dressing was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at Strate Funeral Home in Grand Coulee, Washington. His community Rosary and Wake will begin at 7 p. m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the Longhouse in Nespelem, Washington, with a funeral mass beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday morning, November 15, 2019, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nespelem, Washington. Davi’s graveside service will follow at the Norine Smith Family Cemetery on School Loop Road in Nespelem, Washington.

Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Washington is assisting the family with services.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.stratefuneralhome.com for Davi’s family.

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