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Jodi A. Smith

Aug 23, 1965 - Aug 6, 2018
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 It is with great sorrow that the family of Jodi Ann (Whipple) Smith announces her passing away peacefully August 6, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with a series of illnesses.

Jodi was born August 23, 1965 to Arnold and Marion (VanOyen) Whipple in Ontario, Oregon. She moved with her family to Yakima in 1971 and attended Yakima and West Valley School Districts. She lived for a short time in Ft. Bragg, NC where she worked as an EMT. She moved back to Yakima and continued her work in the health field as a CNA and caregiver. 
Jodi was a country girl at heart and grew up loving horses and dogs. As a child she looked forward to visiting her grandparents in Idaho where she could ride horses with her grandpa. She enjoyed camping and 4-wheeling with her family, going to the Oregon Beach, having coffee with her mom and caregiver, Trish, and just being with family. Jodi loved her three children, Stephen (Casie), Brittany (Thomas), and Kyle (Heather) and her grandchildren, Alexis, Conner, Luke, Cody, Destini and Joshua. 
She met the love of her life, Cory Smith in 1994 and was married August 19, 1995. They would have been married 23 years. Cory was a loving stepfather to her three children. 
She is survived by her three children, six grandchildren, her mother, Marion Whipple, brothers; Robert (Desda) and Lonnie (Gudrun), and stepfather, Jim Greger. 
Jodi is preceded in death by her father, grandparents and her favorite aunt, Darlene Halbert.
Her family is very grateful to her caregiver, Trish, who not only provided her with the special care she needed but became a personal friend and companion.
Thanks to the Cottage in the Meadow staff for their excellent care and attention to her comfort and to chaplains Dan and Peggy for their prayers.
A Celebration of Jodi’s Life will be held at Brookside Funeral Home, 500 W. Prospect, Moxee WA 98936, Saturday August 11, 2018 at 1:30pm with a get-together following tin the Brookside Gardens. 
In lieu of flowers please donate in Jodi’s name to either the Yakima Humane Society or the Pegasus Project. 

Funeral Information

Funeral service

Aug 11, 2018:1:30pm

Brookside Funeral Home

500 W. Prospect Moxee WA 98936