Yakima Herald Republic
Lila Lee (Smith) Abraham, born November 22nd, 1930, in Yakima, Washington to Jim and Betty Smith, passed away quietly in the company of her family on October 23rd, 2021. She was raised in Kellogg, Idaho and Yakima as her father transferred jobs with the Union Pacific. Young and energetic, she grew up enjoying skiing, ice skating, hunting, and fishing. Lila achieved the highest of ranks and honors in the Campfire Girls. During her summers Lila worked as a cook on the family homestead in Sprague, Washington where she enjoyed the company of many cousins. In Yakima, she was active in the Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church. She loved music and became quite proficient in a variety of woodwind instruments before graduating from Yakima High School in 1949.