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home : obituaries : obituaries May 29, 2016

2/12/2013 3:45:00 PM
Cory J. Smith

Corey J. Smith, 28, of Anchorage, Alaska, passed away at home Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.

A Mass of Christian burial was Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Anchorage, Alaska. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Monticello VFW with a benefit and dinner immediately following. A memorial fund has been established at the Maple Lake bank.

Corey is survived by his wife Jaylyn; daughter Hannah; parents Tim and Kathy Smith; brother Travis (Melissa); sister Autum; parent in-laws David and Debbie Reaume, as well as a very loving extended family.

Corey was preceded in death by his older brother Timothy Smith; maternal grandmother Mary Ann Cunningham and grandather Orman Smith.

Corey was born on Nov. 18, 1984, in Yankton, S.D., moving to Maple Lake. Corey played football and enjoyed wrestling. He loved spending time with family and friends. Corey graduated from Annandale High in 2003. In 2004, he enlisted into the Army and was stationed at Ft Richardson, Alaska, with the 4/25. There he met and married his wife Jaylyn (Reaume) on Sept. 30, 2005. He served a 14 month deployment to Iraq in 2006-2007. He enrolled at UAA seeking his Masters in social work. Corey retired from the army in 2009. That year Corey and Jaylyn welcomed their daughter Hannah into their family. He worked for Inter-Con as a security guard for the past three years. Corey was a very devoted, loving husband and best friend. Corey was the most caring and supportive person. He always did his best to help others and cared deeply for his family and friends. He was the most amazing father to his daughter. No father could be more proud of their child. He loved taking Hannah on their Daddy-daughter dates. Corey was not just a hero in the Army, he was a hero in our lives every day. Corey loved the outdoors, lake fishing and hiking in the woods. Corey was interested in Jhu-Jitsu and competed at the 2005 All Army Combatives tournament. Corey enjoyed writing poetry. He was a very staunch conservative and Glenn Beck fan.





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