Sara M. Smith

August 17, 1961November 15, 2020

Sara M. (Saucedo) Smith, age 59, of Trenton, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on November 15, 2020. She passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and her family in her home. Sara was born in Hamilton, Ohio on August 17th, 1961 to Graciano and Wanda (Byrd) Saucedo. She worked with individuals that had developmental disabilities for the last 18 years and never considered it to be work but her passion. Sara loved arts and crafts and spending time with her family. Christmas was her favorite time of the year. She loved the lights, family and the true meaning of Christmas.

Sara is survived by her father, Graciano Saucedo; mother, Wanda; three children, Tony Ward (Lyla), Christal Ward- Hipsher (David), Justin Ward (Sara); eight grandchildren, Dylan, Alex, Abby. Marshal, Breanne, Andrew, Josie & Jd; two great grandchildren, Teghan & Paxton; eight siblings, Leroy, John, Bobby, Jay, Wanda. Brenda, Ellen & Virginia, many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at OTS Hall 913 Lebanon Street, Monroe, OH 45050 on Saturday November 21st 11:00 A.M. Zoom available: 3168525746 password: celebrate Family asked for a Toy Donation in lieu of flowers, toys will be donated to Virginia Nesbitt’s classroom (Preble County Head Start) and other colleagues' classrooms. Sara would like to pay it forward one more time. Special thanks to Virginia Nesbitt for her love and support and Hospice of Dayton.



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Alyssa Till

November 18, 2020

Aunt Sara had the most caring, loving, and kind soul and anyone that got to have her in their lives were so blessed! I miss her everyday!

Aunt Sara,
may we meet again... i love you so much.

Tom and Imogene O'Lenick

November 18, 2020

Sara was a caregiver to our son and a part of all three of our lives for many years. She was a nurturer who loved the folks she cared for. They knew she loved them and, just like a mom, she always acted in their best interest. Sara was a blessing to everyone and she will be missed. Tom and Imogene O'Lenick

christal Ward-Hipsher

November 18, 2020

Momma ,
We miss you so much. We will see you Again in Heaven.
Your baby girl

Cathy Howell

November 17, 2020

I cannot tell you how sorry I am for all of Sara's family. She is one of the kindest, caring and loving persons I know.
If you wanted something done, you asked Sara. Such a hard worker!
But most of all, Sara's love for individuals with disabilities and her protective attitude made a difference in their lives.
Sara is a friend and I love her.
Today, when I was working with someone who loves Sara, she summed it up.
She said I guess Sara is our angel now.
Love you, Sara♥️

Kim Gaffin

November 17, 2020

From day one I called you aunt Sara,that will never change, you will always be my aunt Sara. I will miss all the great times we had even though most of it was at work. You always thought of others first,even when u was goin through something your self you was always there when I needed someone to talk to about things goin on with me. I told u thank you then and I want to say thank you again from the bottom of my heart I will miss and love you forever 💖.

Sheena Keith

November 17, 2020

I remember every time I seen her car pass when I was little I’d go crazy til either someone took me down the street to her house or typically she’d come get me and every time I seen her I just lit up. I am who I am today because of her and Virginia. I am soo thankful to be raised by such strong women.


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