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Helen C. Smith

17 July, 193016 January, 2020

Helen C. Smith, age 89, of Safety Harbor, Florida passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Helen was born on July 17, 1930 in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Ralph Thomas Halloran and Grace Armstrong Halloran.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar C. Smith Jr.; son in law, Bruce Bell; daughter in law, Kim Smith; and grandson in law, Fernando Ramos. Loving family who survive are sons, Thomas Smith, Timothy Smith, Ted (Stephanie) Smith; daughters, Sandy (Bob) Jewell, Jeanne (Scott) Johnson, Debbie Bell; grandchildren, Eric (Amanda) and Kelly (Andrew), David and Bri, Heather (Sean) and Jenny (Matt), Stephanie (Josh) and Scott (Whitney), Jessica, Natalie, and Megan; and eight great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will be on Saturday, January 18, 2020, 2pm at Bible Baptist Church, 280 Riviere Rd., Palm Harbor, FL 34683.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helen's memory to the Missionary Fund at Bible Baptist Church, 280 Riviere Rd., Palm Harbor, FL 34683.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.NorthMeadowlawnFuneral.com for the Smith family.


  • Celebration Of Life Service Saturday, 18 January , 2020


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Bill and Celia Jewell

January 20, 2020

Dear Sandy and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss and want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May loving memories of your mom bring you peace, comfort, and strength.


Bill and Celia

Kennith Couch Jr

January 18, 2020

Helen and my mom, Vesta, were best of friends basically from the moment they met at the Bridgton (Maine) Christian & Missionary Alliance Church. They were confidants, sounding boards and crying towels for each other for several decades.
By extension, I was a friend/annoyance to her kids- mostly Debbie & Tim, because we were closest in age.
Oscar (a deacon at BC&MAC) and Helen's house seemed to always smell of saltine crackers and laundry. That's what comes of having so many kids of your own, plus the strays they brought home, plus weekly Good News Clubs. Of course, then you had to add Kool-Aid & cookies to the other smells of family. Good News Club always had Kool-Aid & cookies.
One memory that I'll never forget was the year the Smiths decided to go in with us on raising a couple of pigs under their barn. About two months in, my mom got a call from Helen: "Vestie, you gotta come quick! These pigs are awfully sick."
Mom & I drove down to find the pigs staggering around the pen, falling all over themselves. There were the remains of apple peels and cores in the trough.
Helen had fed them apples so rotten they were fermented. The pigs weren't just sick, they were blind drunk! One needed a few days to recover, but was fine. The smaller one not so much. The experience damaged his brain enough that he had to be brought to our house and put down. Tasty meat, though.
The Deacon's Wife was mortified- so embarrassed she hardly spoke to anyone for days without apologizing.
It'll be nice to see Oscar & Helen again before too much longer, but I'm sure we'll all be far more occupied with worshiping Jesus.
Marilla & I share your tears and rejoice with you.
Onward, upward & forward!

Peggy Thompson Sims

January 18, 2020

I will always remember the reunions in Bridgton at Aunty Sis and Uncle Harold's home. You are pain free and with the Lord now. Say hi to Uncle Oss for me, okay?

Wayne Thompson

January 18, 2020

Auntie Helen lived soooo far away, or at least I thought as I was going up. Coming to Maine for a family visit at a young age was my earliest memory. As all will and do say, she always had a smile.
May you Rest In Peace.
With love and heartfelt prayers to the family at this time.
Wayne and Diane

Suzie Burnell(Allen)

January 18, 2020

I cant believe you are gone from this earth. I will miss going to your house all the time. When you see mom give her a hug for me. I will miss you bunches.

Harry and Cindy Jenkins

January 17, 2020

We have so many great memories of Helen, Oscar and family. There are so many to write. She was someone we looked up to in friendship and our walk with the Lord. One memory is we left the Alliance Church service when it was over. We got home and we had left our daughter in the nursery. We immediately went back to get her, I was crying how could I have done this. We ran into the nursery and there was Helen rocking our baby. I was mortified and your Mom just looked at us smiled and said, “I knew you would be back”. She assured me that it was ok. Your Mom was always there for us.

Earl Thompson

January 17, 2020

My earliest memory of Aunt Helen is when she and the family lived in Lowell right off of Andover street. They lived a stones throw from Aunt Sis and Uncle Harold and family. I was so young then but I recall a brook running between the two properties and a small bridge. That bridge provided easy access between the two families. Now, I was young then, I hope remembered it correctly.
My latest memory of Aunt Helen was a couple years back at the Bridgton Hospital. My wife, Sheryl, and I stopped in to see her. She was in her room talking to a couple of people who also came by to visit. When she saw us, she invited us right in and introduced us to the other people, (I believe they owned the Homestead Restaurant). We talked for about 20 minutes ...a nice visit. Didn't see her often because of the distance in miles but I will always remember her smile...seems like she always had one. Love you Aunt Helen...rest in peace. Sheryl and Earl.

Vicki Schrader

January 17, 2020

Helen was a very special lady. I always enjoyed being around her. She had a contagious laugh and was a joy to be around . She used to babysit my daughters when they were little. She will be missed by everyone. We know without a doubt that she is now in the arms of Jesus now. God bless her family.

Terry Dousa

January 17, 2020

Tom and family I am so sorry for your loss.I loved Aunt Helen.I can remember going up to Maine and spending the weekend with Maggie and your family. Great times.Great memories.My prayers go out to all of you


January 17, 2020

Joyce and I send our heartfelt sympathies to all the family. We so appreciated knowing Helen and Oscar while we were pastoring at the Bridgton Alliance Church in the 1980's.
When I think of Helen, I think of the sweet smile she always had on her face. The joy of the Lord was so evident in her daily walk and talk. We were able to see her once again at the 50th Celebration of the Bridgton church, and once again came away feeling blessed to have had the chance to see her again, and see the joy of the Lord in her life.
She is with her Heavenly Father, whom she loved and served. What a blessed Hope we have. Our prayers are with each of you as you journey through this time of "until we meet again." May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.