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Bastian & Perrott, Oswald Mortuary

18728 Parthenia Street, Northridge, CA

OBITUARY

Ralph Ford Smith

August 11, 1937May 6, 2020
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Ralph Ford Smith Was born August 11,1937 in Hammond, Indiana. And passed on May 5, 2020 in Reseda, California Ralph is preceded in death by his parent's Father, Henry Ford Smith, Mother, Esther Marie Jensen Smith Ralph served proudly from July 13, 1959 to July 2,1965 in the US Navy. He was awarded the Good conduct medal, and received an honorable discharge. A Vietnam era Veteran.

After serving in the military Ralph married then wife Marilyn Lloyd. He worked in downtown Los Angeles as a building operating engineer, until his retirement. He was a International Union of Operating Engineers member Local 0501 Also a Life member to the Loyal order of Moose, Lodge 796 A member of Fraternal Order of Eagles , Aerie 232.

Ralph is survived by his Wife Angela N. Smith Sister, Claudette Smith Green Children, Melissa, Kellie, Steven, Erik Grand daughter, Allison Family members, Jason & Richelle Chapman and family, Robert Woods Jr. And family, David & Sandra Woods, And Ralph's loving cats.

Interment will take place at San Fernando Cemetery II 746 Castroville Road. San Antonio, Texas 78237 Cards and well wishes can be sent to Smith family, 5133 Perkins Rd. Oxnard, CA. 93033

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Sandra Woods

May 23, 2020

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Richelle & jason Chapman

May 23, 2020

Grand pa Ralph always gonna parts to me and my familys. He the person always have a joke Everytime we see him. Sometimes his grumpy. But his always smile when he see his great grand kids. We love him Soo much . Even his gone in this world. But his memories and love to us we always reminds him forever. Love grand pa and miss u Soo much

Melissa Smith

May 23, 2020

Dad,

This is the most difficult thing I have ever had to write. I will do my best and hope I do you justice. As a father when I was a young child you were always there. You built me my very own cabin sized playhouse. The backdrop were rocks and you even put tiny animal figures in the rocks; just for ambience. When we moved you even had it transported. You taught me how to grow fruit tres and vegetables. Even though you still couldn't make me unafraid of tomato bugs; that just wasn't going to happen. Or liking avocados (though now I do). You taught me how to change a tire, oil and fluids in a car, lay out a new driveway, use a saw mill, make a pig cutting board on that saw mill. I remember watching for hours you working on your Gin Mist boat motor in the garage. You even got bored one night and we made a Jamaican Drum out of one of your oil drums. remember the nights you would let me stay up late and secretly watch SNL with you. On Sundays watching the Family Film Festival and old Bob Hope movies. I never got the jokes, but I always laughed and you thought that was the funniest thing. Sailing was your passion and that's why you entered the Navy. If I remember right you were on a ship during the Korean War. You visited Japan and brought back so many interesting things. Artificats, Saki Sets. A little Japanese "lion" which was basically a glorified Shi Tzu; that I thought was alive and would feed it paper wads because I thought it was hungry. You shake that little guy and you will hear the paper. He was my little buddy. Those Japanese dolls in the case, I remember looking at them for so long with you. I remember the Gin Mist and our time on her. You loved that boat. You loved the ocean. That was your home, that was your happy place. I taught you how to play chess and then you went crazy with it, lol. I'll hold onto these memories and more. I love you always. I'll miss you always. Your eldest daughter Melissa Rae Smith; who you named personally. I'll miss you ❤

Sandra Woods

May 22, 2020

Ralph,
I will miss my chess partner. Your intelligence in all things are an inspiration to me and so many others. I will miss your presence in my future but the Grace of God will keep us for ever together in his Kingdom, with no end. The Love and support you gave to us will always be engraved into my heart. We love you.

Sandra Woods

May 21, 2020

David Woods

May 21, 2020

Ralph,
You have been a great inspiration to our family and we are at a loss with your passing. We thank you for all the loving times we have shared , the gifts of life the loving support you gave at difficult times the words of wisdom. We love you with all of our hearts and thank God above for the blessings that you have brought to us all. May the Lord bless you and receive you in his loving hands. We love you Ralph Ford Smith.

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