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Obituary of Julian Charles Smith
A CELEBRATION OF JULIAN'S LIFE will be held Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at Huber’s Gasthaus, 2312 Friendly Grove Road NE, Olympia, WA 98506.
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Julian Charles Smith died unexpectedly of natural causes on July 28, 2019 in Olympia, Wash., shortly after his 50th birthday. He was born July 10, 1969 to Helene (Kincaid) Smith and Terry Lee Smith in Puyallup, Wash.
Julian went to elementary school in Olympia, and attended Kalles Junior High in Puyallup, graduating from Puyallup’s Gov. Rogers High School in 1987.
He was a maintenance supervisor for Bon Marche stores, later became a journeyman electrician, and did a variety of construction work, being adept at many areas of construction.
Julian was an adoring father to his children; he enjoyed camping and fishing with them. He liked to work on cars, especially if he could beef them up. With his skill at fixing cars and other machines, he became a hero, rescuing many damsels in distress! Humor was utmost in Julian’s life; he loved to make people laugh. He once met J.P. Patches and told him a joke.
Julian’s greatest pastime was cooking for family and friends. He also talked constantly about food, although he ate very little. He often cooked for therapy and made so much he had to feed the neighbors. He was generous, sentimental, thoughtful, and was a gifted photographer. Julian lived “full speed ahead” in every aspect of his life. He packed a lot of life into the 50 years he was given.
Julian is survived by his son, Spencer Gates Smith of Sultan, Wash.; daughter, Riley Lorraine Smith of Sequim, Wash.; twin brother, Damian Donald Smith of Olympia; mother, Helene Adams; stepfather, Robert Adams; former stepfather, James P. Cashman of Tumwater, Wash.; former stepmother, Debbie Scaggs-Zorich of Puyallup; grandmother, Dorothy Cardon of Puyallup; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Terry Smith; and infant brother, Brandon Smith.
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