Carol Ann Smith

Carol Ann Smith

August 25, 1938 – March 3, 2023


On the afternoon of March 3, 2023, Carol Ann Smith of Mansfield, Washington died at the age of 84 due to complications resulting from an injury that happened in November.  Carol was born to Cletus Madison and Esther (Kleweno) Madison on August 25, 1938 in Wenatchee, Washington.  Carol attended school (1st – 7th grades) at Coulee Dam Grade School in Coulee Dam, Washington where her parents taught.  Her family moved to Hungry Horse, Montana for her 8th grade year, where her father took a job at The Bureau of Reclamation as an inspector and her mother taught at the local school. The family finally settled in Bridgeport, Washington where Carol completed 9-12th grades. 

After graduating from Bridgeport High School in 1956, Carol received a scholarship to attend Eastern Washington University (EWU) in Cheney, Washington.  Not wanting to be separated from the love of her life, she declined the invitation and instead married Keith Smith in 1956.   Together they made their home on the family farm in Mansfield where they raised two children, Duane and Deanna.   Keith tragically lost his battle with cancer in 2000.  

Carol devoted her entire life to her family and they were her most precious gift.  She was very involved with Duane and Deanna’s activities volunteering as a Cub Scout Den Mother, elementary class room mother at the Mansfield School, and a 4-H volunteer.    Carol was an expert seamstress and loved gardening.  She was an active member in the Mansfield Garden Club and for many years volunteered as a Superintendent at the Waterville Fair in the Floral Department.    Needing something to do once her kids flew the coop, Carol took up golfing and joined the Lakewoods Golf Club where she tended to the flowers at the entrance of the golf course.   Carol also enjoyed going to “Stampin Up” parties where she bought way too many stamps (at least her kids thought so) to make beautiful cards for her family and friends.  

Carol was kind, honest, loyal and hard-working.  She is loved deeply and will be forever missed.  Carol is survived by her partner of 20 years, Ken Shrable, her two children, Duane (Sharon) Smith, Deanna (Jeff) Wagner, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren, Connor Smith, Chelsea Wagner, Jarod (Natalie) Autumn and Emmalyn Wagner, Grant (Morgan) and Holt Wagner, sister, Karen Rudman and nieces and nephews.   She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Keith Smith, and sister, Nora McClain.

 A Celebration of Life will be held on March 25, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Mansfield United Protestant Church, 130 2nd Ave., Mansfield, WA 98830.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Mansfield Dollars for Scholars, Mansfield Museum, Mansfield Fire Department or the charity of your choice.  A private graveside service will be held at a later date. 

Please express your thoughts and memories on the online guestbook at 

Arrangements by Jones & Jones – Betts Funeral Home.


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