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Smith, Mary Elva – Obituary

Mary Smith, 86, of Enterprise, a former resident of La Grande, died Wednesday at Valley View Manor.

Mrs. Smith was born on April 8, 1888 in Jamison County, N. C. She moved to the Willamette Valley in 1908 and came to La Grande shortly after that. On Jan. 17, 1912, she married James Smith at Baker. Smith preceded her in death in 1954. She spent the past 11 years in Enterprise.

She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene of La Grande and a former member of Loyal Star and Rebecca Lodge.

Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Mildred) Smith of Enterprise, son John Smith of Walnut Creek, Calif.; James Smith of Eugene, four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and one great grandson; and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a. m. at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Earl C. Williams officiating. Concluding services will follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery.

The La Grande Observer, January 23, 1975
Contributed by: Holly Vonderohe

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