11/1/1914 â€“ 7/13/2011
Virginia Mae Smith, age 96, died July 13, 2011 as the result of a stroke.
She was born in Evansville, Indiana, the only daughter of Oscar and Helen Webb. Raised in Evansville, she graduated third in her class from Bosse High School and was a member of the National Honor Society. She was in her second year at Evansville College when she met and married her husband of 62 years, Alfred Smith.
Job changes took Virginia and family to Richmond, Indiana in 1951 and to Denver in 1956 where she and her husband, Al, lived for 31 years before moving to Logan, Utah in 1987.
After her children were in school, Virginia worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for the Untied Electrical Workers Union, for several automobile dealerships, and at Rocket Components in Denver. Her employers highly valued her skills and her strong work ethic. She retired in 1980 to enjoy more time camping and fishing in the Colorado mountains with her husband and granddaughters. She loved living in Denver and became a fervent supporter of the Denver Broncos. Virginia was an avid reader, movie fan, and bridge player. Most of her TV watching (aside from Bronco games) was on PBS. She was a devotee of Masterpiece Theatre, Mystery, and the British comedies. During her last 20 years in Logan, she played bridge at the Senior Citizensâ€™ Center 2-3 times a week.
Virginia was a conscientious citizen and resident. She took immaculate care of her home and yard. She never missed voting in scheduled elections – national, state, and municipal. A loving and devoted parent, she never missed the birthdays of any of her children, grandchildren or great grandchildren.
As the primary caregiver to her aging mother and her ailing husband and daughter, she spent many hours providing for their needs and assuring their comfort. After her husbandâ€™s death in 1996, Virginia continued to live independently in her home and drove until her 96th birthday.
Virginia is survived by her two sons, Jack (Paulette) and Al (Lee); granddaughters Kendall (Doug), Wynne, Jennifer (Steven), Debi (Fritz), Angela (Monte), and Sarah (Eric); 12 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother John, her husband Al, her daughter Bonnie, and her granddaughter Robin.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 30 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Johnâ€™s Episcopal Church, 85 East 100 North, Logan, Utah. All friends and family are invited. Condolences may be sent to the family at Allen Mortuaries.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Sunshine Terrace and Terrace Grove for their care and support. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to a favorite charity.
11/1/1914 â€“ 7/13/2011