Shirley (Hatcher) Smith
Former Sandy resident,
Shirley Hatcher Smith was
born on May 27, 1932 in
Denver, Colorado to John and
Eva (Pittman) Reynolds. As a
young child, the family moved
to Oregon and made their
home in the Gresham area.
Shirley received her education
in Gresham and at the age
of 14, the family returned to
Colorado where she met her
On November 22, 1947, at the age of 15 she was
married to Hugh "Red" Hatcher in Denver. The family
lived in various areas in the Mid-West and began their
family. In 1963, Shirley and Red moved to Oregon
and made their home in Rockwood. In 1974, Red
preceded her in death. Shirley remained in Rockwood
and worked at Zim's Twelve Mile Corner. In 1977,
Shirley met Benjamin Smith. They were later married
in Gresham on February 14, 1980. They made their
home in Sandy where they opened their business,
Ben's Denture Center. He passed on October 25, 1996.
Shirley enjoyed playing the slots and Bingo and
had a streak of good luck. She was a wonderful mom
and grandma and her family had top priority. Shirley
also enjoyed working in her flower garden.
Surviving are her children, Gary (Christine) Hatcher,
John (Kathy) Hatcher, Steven (Cindy) Hatcher, Sandra
(Dave) Miller, Kathleen (Rod) Cross, Douglas (Ann)
Hatcher, David Hatcher and Curtis (Debbie) Hatcher;
sister, Patricia Butler, 29 grandchildren and 26 great
grandchildren and 9 step children. Shirley is preceded
in death by her sons, Charles and Daniel Hatcher.
A graveside service was held at Willamette National
Cemetery on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
Sandy Funeral Home handled arrangements.