Mark Smith Obituary
 
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Mark Joseph Smith

June 15, 1981 - February 18, 2013
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He had an infectious smile and everyone loved him the minute they met him. Mark Joseph ("Joey") Smith died unexpectedly February 18, 2013 in Ellensburg, Washington. Born June 15, 1981 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Joey's family moved to Enumclaw where he started fifth grade and later graduated from Enumclaw High School in 1999. His exceptional field goal kicking and punting skills took him to Central Washington University where he earned Division II Football All American honors in 2003, then continued his love of football with the Yakima Mavericks minor league team, earning the 2007 Special Teams Most Valuable Player award. In...
He had an infectious smile and everyone loved him the minute they met him. Mark Joseph ("Joey") Smith died unexpectedly February 18, 2013 in Ellensburg, Washington. Born June 15, 1981 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Joey's family moved to Enumclaw where he started fifth grade and later graduated from Enumclaw High School in 1999. His exceptional field goal kicking and punting skills took him to Central Washington University where he earned Division II Football All American honors in 2003, then continued his love of football with the Yakima Mavericks minor league team, earning the 2007 Special Teams Most Valuable Player award. In 2008, a lifelong dream of his came true when he was signed as a kicker with the New York Jets, proudly wearing jersey number four. While Joey did not make the final cut with the Jets, he dedicated himself to maintaining his kicking skills so he would be ready for the next opportunity. After several years managing the Starlight Restaurant in Ellensburg, his current position was outlet food services manager at Suncadia Resort, Roslyn, Washington, where it was also convenient for him to pursue his other sports passion, golf.

Joey is survived by his soul mate, the love of his life, Tova Moller, their daughter Kyla and a second child of theirs expected in July. He is survived by his father Christopher Smith of Utah, his mother and step-dad Tami and Paul Benton of Bonney Lake, brother CJ Smith (wife Diane) of Utah, sister Mindy DeLozier (husband Eric) of Ellensburg, brother Brian Smith of Enumclaw, Step Brothers Brandon and Josh Benton of Arizona, Grandma Anderson of Utah, numerous nieces and nephews, Aunts and Uncles and Tova's parents, Dennis and Terry Moller of Enumclaw. He was preceded in death by Grandpa Anderson, Grandma and Grandpa Smith.

Thanks to the Ellensburg first responders who came to assist. Joey, you will be forever loved by us all. We all miss you so much. Peace be with you. Now you can golf and kick that football whenever and wherever!

Memorial services will take place in Enumclaw, March 3, 2013, 1:00 p.m., at the Enumclaw High School (226 Semanski Street South, Enumclaw, Washington 98022.) Remembrances may be made to an account in the name of Smith Family Memorial Fund, In Living Memory of Joe Smith at any US Bank.

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