Boice Funeral Home

308 Pollasky Ave, Clovis, CA


Augustina Rose Smith

April 16, 1988June 4, 2019

Augustina Rose Smith

It is with heartfelt sadness that the family of Augustina Rose Smith announces her passing on June 4, 2019, at the age of 31.

As a young child, Augustina, was energetic and athletic. She played tennis while attending Buchanan High School. After graduating she furthered her education at Fresno State University. She managed a successful family property management company. In the fall of 2018, in the presence of friends and family, she married her best friend. All who knew her admired her compassion and desire to help others.

With her contagious laugh and huge heart, Augustina had a way of lifting the spirits of others and made everyone feel special in her presence. She enjoyed dancing, spending time outdoors and being active. Family and friends meant everything to her. She was a passionate person and had an intense sense of empathy.

Augustina will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Stephen Smith, her parents, Joe and Rose Pedemonte, her sister and brother-in-law, Nina and Bryan Helgeson, her sister, Maria Pedemonte, nephews, Vincent and Nico, grandfather, Frank LaNotte Jr. and other family members and friends who loved her dearly.

A Visitation for Augustina will be held Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Boice Funeral Home, 308 Pollasky Avenue, Clovis, California.

A Funeral Services will occur Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 355 East Champlain Avenue, Fresno, Califorina 93730.

A Committal Service will occur Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM at Clovis Cemetery, 305 North Villa Avenue, Clovis, California 93612.

All are welcome.

Serving as pallbearers are Stephen Smith, Jeff Gatzka, Bo Gatzka, Bryan Helgeson and Erick Ettner.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Hinds Hospice, Fresno Survivors of Suicide Loss.

Contributions in Augustina's memory may be made to Hinds Hospice, 2490 W Shaw Suite 101, Fresno, California 9371, Fresno Survivors of Suicide Loss, www.hindshospice.org/fresno-survivors-of-suicide-loss.html.

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


  • Stephen Smith, Husband
  • Joe Pedemonte, Father
  • Rosa Pedemonte, Mother
  • Nina Helgeson, Sister
  • Maria Pedemonte, Sister
  • Frank LaNotte, Jr., Grandfather

  • Stephen Smith
  • Jeff Gatzka
  • Bo Gatzka
  • Bryan Helgeson
  • Erick Ettner


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Funeral Services Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, June 13, 2019


Augustina Rose Smith

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Sally Georgouses

June 14, 2019

I will remember Augustina as one of my favorite students. Augustina set in the front row of our 2nd grade classroom. Everyday Augustina came to class with a beautiful smile and a determination to strive for excellence which she always achieved. I am heartbroken. My deepest condolence to Augustina’s beautiful family.

Kels (Hicks) Bojorquez

June 8, 2019

Sweet Auggie, your ability to truly light up a room will be remembered, always. Rest In Peace❤️

Kailee Woods

June 8, 2019

Sweet sweet girl, we will all miss you so much. I will always remember your kind and loving nature. You were smart and funny and so laid back. I am thankful that we had the opportunity to meet through tennis. I could not have asked for a better teammate or companion through those high school years and I enjoyed playing with you the most. You will always be my little Steener and I loved that you let us call you that. Although we haven’t talked in a while it has been such a joy watching you, from afar, become a beautiful woman and fall in love. You will forever be in my heart

Misty Edomwande

June 7, 2019

Augustina, beautiful girl! You had a smile that lit up the room. I remember coming to your home for the first time and feeling so welcomed and loved by your family. I will never forget the good food, the great laughs and the most loving atmosphere. You will truly be missed. Though we haven't seen or talked in years, I was happy to find out that you recently married. You were a beautiful bride. Rest well angel. You were loved by so many❤

Vicki Atrat

June 7, 2019

When I first met this lovely lady she acted as if we knew each other forever ❤️ She will forever be in our hearts ♥️
And missed everyday. 😥. Everyone need to hold on to all the wonderful memories that they had with her and laugh daily to all the funny moments too. Bless all the loved ones that she has left behind 💕

Tell we meet again.

Ana Siguenza

June 7, 2019

Augustina, though years have passed by, the memories that I had with you back in junior high were hilarious and so much fun. We sat next to each other in science class and we would always be giggling in the back room. Did we even learn anything?! We also thought it would be hilarious to go trick or treating in your neighborhood and were laughing so hard and had to find a bush to run too! I will let what happens next remain with you in heaven, but it was such a fun memory and I’m so heartbroken that you are gone. May you have peace and love for eternity.

Haley Harrison

June 6, 2019

My heart is breaking as I hear news of this tragedy. I will always remember my friendship with Augie in jr/high school. Her smile was contagious and the love her and her family showed was something I will never forget. I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful woman. Love to the whole family.
-Haley (Hubbard) Harrison