Kelly Smotherman

June 26, 1963 — Aug. 9, 2016

Kelly Edward Smotherman, 53, of Warrenton, Oregon, passed away on Aug. 9, 2016, in Valdez, Alaska, from complications resulting from refusing to listen to his doctor, having as much fun as humanly possible, raising hell for 50 years and a heart attack.

A celebration of life will be held on Aug. 20, 2016, at 1 p.m., at Warrenton High School, where Kelly was an exceptional student, graduated in 1981, played basketball and made lifelong friends.

Kelly was born in Astoria, Oregon, to Sally and Eddie Ray Smotherman, on June 26, 1963, and grew up in Warrenton. He married Danene Jones, with whom he had two beautiful daughters, Chelsea and Madison Smotherman. He mastered his trade of commercial fishing for over 30 years, with most recently being the owner and captain of The Fate Hunter out of Warrenton, Oregon.

Kelly is survived by his ex-wife, Danene Lethin; daughters Chelsea and Madison Smotherman; his mother, Sally Smotherman; and three brothers, Steve Hitchman and Russ and Scott Smotherman.

Above all, Kelly loved his family and cherished his friends. He loved to have a good time, and was always ready to have fun! Kelly will live on forever in the hearts and minds of everyone who was lucky enough to know him.

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