Becky Jo Smith
Becky Jo Smith, a 20-year resident of Kettle Falls, went home to be with her Lord on Jan. 17, 2012. Becky was born to Doris and Kermit Peterson in Seattle on July 2, 1959. She was their third child and only daughter. Becky attended Seattle Community College and then at 19, met the love of her life, Doug Smith. On Dec. 11, 1982, they were married. In 1981, they moved from Tacoma to Republic, where they lived until moving to Curlew in 1984. In 1989, they moved to the Kettle Falls area, where she happily resided until the time of her passing. Throughout the years, Becky was able to fulfill her love of travel and adventure. She was able to visit 11 countries, much of the US, and was always planning where her next trip would be.Becky’s passion was for her Lord. Her biggest joy was spending time with her family. She loved riding her horse, gardening, and traveling. She was an active member of her church and faithfully served in camp ministries and Bible studies. She is survived by her husband, Doug Smith of Kettle Falls; her brother, Dennis Peterson of Puyallup, and by her daughter, Layla of Kettle Falls. The family held a memorial service on Feb. 4 at Columbia River Bible Church.