ForeverMissed

This memorial website was to honor the memory of Alma Ann Smith, who was murdered at the age of only 19 by Gary Ridgway, the "Green River killer" in Seattle, Washington State. 

Born on August 1, 1964, in Walla Walla, Alma dropped out of school at about age 17 and went back and forth between Seattle, where her father lived, and Walla Walla, where her mother resided.  Her full life story is on the "Her Life" link of this website.

The webmaster is of no relation to the family, but she wanted Alma to be remembered for being a kind and generous young woman, who, though she was troubled, had many friends and was loved by all of them.  Ridgway cut short a life that could have been turned around; no doubt Alma would have stopped living the "street life" on her own, but he made sure she would never achieve that opportunity.

Rest in peace, Alma. 

THIS WEBSITE IS MONITORED REGULARLY FOR CONTENT. ANYONE WHO POSTS DEROGATORY OR OBSCENE COMMENTS OR PHOTOS, OR OTHER CONTENT, WILL HAVE HIS/HER COMPUTER'S IP ADDRESS NOTED, AND THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES WILL BE CONTACTED, AS THIS CONSTITUTES WEBSITE ABUSE.  THE OFFENDING POSTER WILL BE PERMANENTLY BANNED FROM THIS SITE.

THANK YOU FOR VISITING ALMA ANN SMITH'S MEMORIAL WEBSITE.

Posted by Tom Spencer on July 12, 2020
Hi Mikki,

I remember when I last saw Alma. It was at camp whooten in 6th grade which was the camp all 6th graders went to up in the mountains. Mikki, I was sad when you came over and told me what happened. She was a good person and I'm sure she became an angel that has watched over you. Sorry for your loss and I'm sure you still miss her.
Posted by Mary Blanc on June 9, 2017
I think of you often... I saw you just a short time before this happened. May your soul be smiling down at me.
Posted by Amy Casper on October 6, 2016
Alma and I were friends for our High School years. She was a caring and loving soul and she always put a smile on my face. She stayed with us many nights and went camping with us too. When I heard Alma was on of the girls murdered by that SOB, an extreme sadness filled my heart, to loose a friend like that is unimaginable. Rest In Peace my friend, until we meet again
Posted by Mikki Smith on March 6, 2016
JANICE HARRISON IS RELATED TO GARY RIDGEWAY F. U. B.
Posted by Mikki Smith on March 6, 2016
JANICE HARRISON WHAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT TO DO THIS WITHOUT THE FAMILIES PERMISSION? And how does a science fiction author get involved in all of this is beyond me. I have contacted most of the people of this site and they are not happy about it. You do not know or could careless about Alma.

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE!
Posted by Mikki Smith on March 5, 2016
Alma was not born in Walla Walla this is crap not fact writing. If you who Loved Alma want a page let's do it the way Alma would have wanted it these people did not write this in her best interest they did it for their own selfish reasons. To promote their own agenda to bring awareness to teen prostitution.
Posted by Mikki Smith on March 5, 2016
FROM THE FAMILY TO WHO EVER PUT THIS UP. I DON'T KNOW WHAT KINDA MALFUNCTION YOU ARE HAVING OR IF YOU KNOW YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS. I AM LOOKING INTO MINE AND HAVE EVERY INTENTION OF EXERCISING THEM.
Posted by Mikki Smith on March 5, 2016
YOU HAVE NO CLUE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE THOUGHTLESS P.O.S.
THIS IS MORE ABOUT HOW SHE DIED THAN WHO SHE WAS AND THE PICTURE LOOKS LIKE A STUPID MUGSHOT
Posted by Mikki Smith on March 5, 2016
TAKE IT DOWN NOW HOW F***** DARE YOU
Posted by Mikki Smith on March 5, 2016
POSTING SOMETHING WITHOUT THE FAMILIES PERMISSION IS NOT OKAY
Posted by Mikki Smith on March 5, 2016
You did not get permission from the Family to do this! This is Not Even a Nice Picture of Alma. HOW DARE YOU! TAKE IT DOWN NOW!
Posted by Mikki Smith on March 5, 2016
You did not get permission from the Family to do this! This is Not Even a Nice Picture of Alma. HOW DARE YOU! TAKE IT DOWN NOW!
Posted by Lisa Brookshire on March 4, 2016
Remembering your beautiful smile and carefree soul! We'll all be together again someday.
Posted by Sheilah Chedester Galpin on March 4, 2016
My friend, Alma, was loved by so many of her friends. Watching the news at my moms house when they announced "ALMA" body being found and identified as another victim of the Green River Killer. I couldn't believe what I heard until I looked up and seen her picture. I cried and was in shock that one of my funny, big hearted and loyal friend had been murdered. To this day...I still remember the fun times we had together! Alma, you're LOVED and NEVER Forgotten! You're in a much happier place. I'll be seeing you again my friend! <3
Posted by Bob Weber on August 3, 2014
Alma was a total character. Had a lot of great laughs together. We will see you again.
Posted by Yvonne Marick on August 3, 2014
she was a good person and she make me laugh, I and her walk around town in college place, wish she still with us today, miss you so much
Posted by Joyce Baldwin on August 3, 2014
Happy Birthday for your Birthday month. You are forever loved ,and remembered
Posted by Dawn Gunter-Procknow on August 2, 2014
I spent one summer hanging out with Alma. We went to Memorial pool every day and swam. We talked about the boys we were "in love " with. She was my best friend that summer. She moved away after that summer. I was lucky enough to see her when she came to town for a short visit shortly before she was killed. She was so full of life. May you rest in peace my dear friend.
Posted by sue klein on August 2, 2014
Wishes of peace and love for you always Alma <3
Posted by james tuschoff on August 10, 2013
I met Alma when I was fourteen yrs old in 1980. I lived in
Clarkston Wa. I was sent to the Walla Walla detention center. there I met Alma. We liked each other, after four days I was released. We shared a farewell kiss. I wrote her later with no response. I never heard of her again, until I saw the story of the GRK. I am so sorry.
Posted by Joyce Baldwin on August 1, 2013
Happy Birthday

Your memory lives in those whom loved you

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Posted by sue klein on August 1, 2013
Happy Birthday Angel! <3 You are always remembered and always in my heart Alma.
Posted by stasia roberg (barbour) on March 17, 2013
"Your always in my thoughts". I remember your GREAT smile.
Posted by Joyce Baldwin on December 9, 2012
Your still living in our memories and missed
Posted by sue klein on August 1, 2012
Happy Birthday sweet pea. You are always remembered and missed. Forever in my heart, I send you love...
Posted by Linda Guinn on August 1, 2012
Remembering you on what would be your 48th birthday. May your sole be filled with happiness.
Posted by Linda Guinn on March 3, 2012
Thinking about you today and happy that you have found your home.

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Posted by Tom Spencer on July 12, 2020
Hi Mikki,

I remember when I last saw Alma. It was at camp whooten in 6th grade which was the camp all 6th graders went to up in the mountains. Mikki, I was sad when you came over and told me what happened. She was a good person and I'm sure she became an angel that has watched over you. Sorry for your loss and I'm sure you still miss her.
Posted by Mary Blanc on June 9, 2017
I think of you often... I saw you just a short time before this happened. May your soul be smiling down at me.
Posted by Amy Casper on October 6, 2016
Alma and I were friends for our High School years. She was a caring and loving soul and she always put a smile on my face. She stayed with us many nights and went camping with us too. When I heard Alma was on of the girls murdered by that SOB, an extreme sadness filled my heart, to loose a friend like that is unimaginable. Rest In Peace my friend, until we meet again
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FAMILY DID NOT GIVE YOU PERMISSION

Shared by Mikki Smith on March 5, 2016

TAKE IT DOWN NOW THIS IMPACTS MY FAMILY I KNOW IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU BUT BUT GET A LIFE

Shared by Toni Fouste on March 4, 2016

Alma and I were friends in grade school she was a very sweet girl as I remember we lost contact  after 6th grade as  went off to different jr high schools I  would always think about her and then I heard her name in one of the stories about the green river murders and it broke my heart I will always remember her sweetness rest in peace my friend

Young girls

Shared by Joyce Baldwin on December 9, 2012

I have nothing but fond memories of  Alma , as young girls, i remember sitting on my sister Suzanne couch, chatting with her, we couldnt have been more than 16 or so.


She was kind and like all of us in the late 70s trying to find our way in the world.
I think of her often , and how it could have been anyone of us.         


She will forever be in our  memories and missed. 

Even after all these years , I  believe she is with GOD and all who died to young.


Joyce Baldwin Gillespie Hill