Glenna Marie Smith

October 23, 1921September 2, 2013

Glenna Marie Smith, born in Thayne, WY, October 23, 1921 passed at the age of 91, on September 2, 2013 at her home in Auburn, CA. Glenna was the middle child of 12. She is survived by two younger sisters, Arva Line of Pocatello, ID and LaRaine (Ben) Lindsay of Blackfoot, ID. Glenna spent most of her childhood in Blackfoot where her family farmed. She later moved to Salt Lake City with her older sister Eda. It was there that she met and married Francis (Ed) Smith. They were married for 65 wonderful years. During their time together they traveled the world and enjoyed their second home in Chandler, AZ. Relaxing in the sun, playing golf and enjoying time with friends. They were charter members of the Auburn Valley Country Club, of the Mt. Vernon Grange, the Elks and various other organizations. They moved to Auburn in 1947 with their three children. Glenna helped her husband in his business at Farmers Real Estate and Insurance, while still managing to keep up with her three children and many social engagements. During the last few years she enjoyed meeting with several of her close friends for brunch every Sunday to talk about old times and what was happening in their lives. She was preceded in death by her husband Francis (Ed) Smith, her son Larry E Smith, both her parents as well as her six Brothers and three Sisters. She leaves behind her two daughters Sharon (Gerald) Beck, of Roseville and Lois Fitzhugh, also of Roseville. Her seven Grandchildren Todd (Shelly) Fitzhugh, Shellie Fitzhugh, Toni Beck, Kurtis (Jackie) Fitzhugh, Joe (Rhonda) Beck, Julie Smith and Wesley Smith. Her fourteen Great-grandchildren David (Jenifer) Sturgeon, Kyle Sturgeon, Amanda (Mat) Huckaby, Jacob Fitzhugh, Cory Fitzhugh, Clifford (Allison) Beck, Jessica Fitzhugh, Stephanie Fitzhugh, Gerald (Lynda) Beck, Austin Fitzhugh, Andrea Beck, Mollie and Myia Brougdon and Jacob Beck. Her Six Great-Great-grandchildren Jordyn, Brooklyn, and Cali Sturgeion, Aubrie, Miley and Brianna Beck. She also leaves several sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws along with over a hundred nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Thursday September 12, 2013 at Chapel of the Hills, Auburn. Interment immediately following in the Family plot, Old Auburn Cemetery.


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October 16, 2013

Sharon and Lois, I am a little slow in sending my condolences. I am so sad that Aunt Glenna is no longer with us. She was so fun! My heart goes out to you both. May the happy memories of your Mom, help ease the pain that comes with missing her. We will see her again, until then, we will keep her in our hearts.
Leslee Hebdon Witt

lynn hughes

September 27, 2013

Lois,Sharon & family
We just learned of Aunt Glenna's passing. I know you will miss her. May she rest in peace.
Bob & Lynn

Bob and Lynn

September 24, 2013

Lois and Sharon....So very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I will always remember "The Lost Wing Ranch"

Tom Warwick, Alta

Joanne Harmon

September 19, 2013

Our condolences to the family. We are so sorry for your loss. She was such a special lady, and was loved by so many. Altho she was not able to make many of our lunches, she was a member of our "Hoochie Mamas" Red Hat Club. We all send our heartfelt sympathies to the family.

Ron Deaver

September 17, 2013


I realize it has been awhile since I have communicated, pobably 1962. However, a loss of a love one is a hard thing in life. My condolences are with you and family, I know you truly loved and miss your mother. May God watch over you and get you through this challenging time. She looking down at you this very minute and will always. Your Friend,

Ron Deaver


September 16, 2013

To the Smith family. Our family is sorry for your loss. It is hard to go through this difficult time, but it's good to know that we keep in our heart all the good moments, love, and care that we share with our loved ones. Romans 8:38, 39 says that nothing …. not even death is be able to separate us from God's love.

September 14, 2013

Death is like a sting and hoping God's comfort will help you through this difficult time your family is now facing. Sending heartfelt condolences.

Jeannette Deane Fanselau

September 13, 2013

Lois, I am so sorry to read about the loss of your mom but what a life well lived!!

September 13, 2013

"May God bless your whole family in this time of sorrow."
Harold Gein (Auburn, CA)

Linda Richardson

September 12, 2013

So sorry for the loss of your mother Lois and family. I enjoyed meeting and talking to her. She was the epitome of a lady.