OMAHA — Prima E. Smith, 66, of Omaha, formerly of Kearney, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at CHI Health Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Braman Mortuary Southwest Chapel in Omaha.


Prima was born in Santiago, Philippines, on Feb. 24, 1953, to Pedro and Josefa (Cardenas) Echavarre.

Prima moved from the Philippines to Hawaii when she was a teenager. She later moved to Kearney and worked as a customer service manager for Walmart.

Prima was preceded in death by her parents, Pedro and Josefa Echavarre; and her brother, Patrick Echavarre.

Prima is survived by her sons, Charles Smith and wife Mary Clare Liescheski, and Joshua Smith; daughters, Sarah Smith and husband Alex Miller, Bethany Smith and fiance Adam Overmiller; and sisters Mila, Wilma and Fe.