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Mary Smith Obituary

Mary Louise Smith
Mary Louise Smith

January 29, 1923 - September 26, 2019
Born in Shenandoah, Iowa
Resided in Salinas, California
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Mary Louise Smith, 96, passed away on September 26, 2019.
Mary was born January 29, 1923 in Shenandoah, Iowa and moved to Omaha, Nebraska at an early age. At the age of 21, Mary moved to San Francisco, CA and worked for Pacific Telegraph and Telegram. Three years later she was introduced to the love of her live, John. The two married nine months later in June of 1947 and together they raised nine children.

Mary loved music, singing, gardening and ceramics. Because of her love to sing, she was a member of Sweet Adelines. Mary was also devoted to her faith and was a member of YLI, Catholic Daughters, Angela Angels, Friendship Club, and the Alter Society.

Mary is survived by seven of her children: Martin (Mary) Smith of Sedalia, Kentucky; Denise Flemming of Salinas; Mary Lynn Smith of Salinas, Elaine (Larry) Elder of Salinas; Anne (Marty) Martins of Stagecoach, Nevada; Tim (Kristy) Smith of Salinas; Brent (Kristen) Smith of Salinas. In addition, Mary has eleven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

She was proceeded in death by her husband of sixty years, John, a son, Brian Smith, and a daughter, Teresa Cooper.

Visitation is Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St., Salinas, followed by the Rosary at 7:00 p.m.

Mass is Monday, September 30, 2019, 10 a.m. at Madonna Del Sasso Church, 320 E. Laurel Drive, Salinas, and burial will follow at the Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.




Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W. San Luis Street
Salinas, California 93901
Sunday, September 29, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W. San Luis Street
Salinas, California 93901
Sunday, September 29, 2019
7:00 PM
Madonna del Sasso Church
320 E. Laurel Drive
Salinas, CA US 93906
Monday, September 30, 2019
10:00 AM
Queen of Heaven Cemetery
18200 Damian Way
Salinas, CA US 93907
Monday, September 30, 2019


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