Norbert Ross Smith
Norbert Ross Smith, 75, was born to Josephine (DeSouza) and Herman Smith in Prairie City, Oregon on October 2, 1945. He grew up in Mt Vernon, OR and graduated from Eastern Oregon University. After a few years of teaching, he married Mary Mutch and moved to Newberg Oregon where he started and ran NRS Construction and Smith Roofing for 30 years. Norbert was active in Rotary and The Chamber of Commerce.
He enjoyed working on his ranch in Grant County, hunting, doing puzzles, crocheting and traveling.
Norbert was preceded in death by his parents, his Brother, Gary Smith and sister, Arlita Arnett. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary; son Justin Jake Smith and Kelly of Salem; son Michael Ross Smith and Ellen of Mesa Arizona.
He regretted leaving his beloved grandchildren : Lilli, age 8 and Marlo, age 3. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
Norbert's trek through the great outdoors and the perils of pancreatic cancer came to an end on June 14th, 2021 after a 27 month long battle . He died at home in Gold Canyon, Arizona with family. He requested there be no service.