Jean Darling Smith

1932 - 2021



Jean Darling Smith of Hermiston was born December 31, 1932 in Pendleton, Oregon the daughter of Reinhart and Clara (McCrea) Hoeft. She passed away at her home in Hermiston on Thursday April 15, 2021 at the age of 88.

Jean grew up on a ranch in the Coombs Canyon area between Pendleton and Pilot Rock and attended school in Pendleton. 

Jean enjoyed crocheting, knitting and working on crossword puzzles.

She married Edgar Dick in 1954 and the couple operated a ranch outside of Echo, Oregon for several  years. In 1973 she moved into the community of Echo where she continued to reside until 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband Edgar on November 19, 1975. 

She married Samuel “Carl” Smith on March 25, 1985 and the couple resided in Echo. He preceded her in death on May 8, 2010. Jean moved to Hermiston in 2019 to be closer to her family.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by four children; David Dick, Mike Dick, Bobby Dick and Linda Dick; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren; and several extended family members.

At her request no services will be held. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.

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