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Monday, July 24, 2017

SR Express - Passing of a Brother

July 24, 2017  

Announcing the passing of
                Brother Terry R. Smith, 33° 

It is with regret, we announce the passing of Terry R. Smith, 33°, Past Master of Kadosh.
He passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017.  Terry was born October 9, 1941, in Des Moines, to Ralph and Wilma (Zimmerli) Smith. He graduated from North High School in 1960 and married Carol R. Latimer on August 2, 1963, in Des Moines. Terry started his career in floor coverings at the family business, Ralph N. Smith, Inc. as an ap­prentice/installer. He worked there until 1999 when he retired as Vice President.
Terry was a member of Alverson Chapter Order of DeMolay, a member of several Masonic Lodges and Past Master of Moingona Lodge #633, Des Moines Scottish Rite and a member of Des Moines Court #46 Royal Order of Jesters. He was a member of The Inter­national Supreme Council Order of DeMolay and held the DeMolay Legion of Honor.
Terry joined Des Moines Scottish Rite in March of 1969.  He was an officer in the Lodge of Perfection, served on the Kitchen Krew, Membership, Ritual, & Building Committees, and in the Double Eagle Chorus.  He was Invested with the Knight Commander of the Court of Honour in 1983 and was Coroneted a 33rd Degree Honorary Inspector General in 1997.
Terry is survived by his children, Kevin Smith, 32° KCCH and Kimberly Smith, and granddaughter, Caitlin Smith, all of Urbandale. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Carol.
Masonic and Christian services will be held on Thursday, July 27th at Iles-Westover Chapel at 3pm, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Des Moines Consistory Building Trust, 519 - Park St. DM, IA 50309. Online condolences will be welcomed at

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