Dolores Louise Smith
September 17, 1930 – January 3, 2021
Dolores Louise (Warnke) Smith, born: Sept. 17, 1930 in Polina, Iowa, died: January 3, 2021 in Rio Linda, CA. She was 90 years old. Married Howard Smith on July 24th, 1949 at the age of 18. They were together for 58 years and raised 3 children. Kendall, Leslie, and Sharla. The family moved to California from Iowa in 1956. She was a small gentle and patient soul. A great wife and mother. She had a good sense of humor (she had to with our dad). Sometimes she worked as cook in the school cafeteria. She was always available to help her children when they needed advice or guidance. Her passion was her sewing. A terrific seamstress. She would make beautiful quilts. She even made shirts and dresses for the members of their Square Dancing club and Cross Stitching pictures. She also enjoyed bowling in her younger years. After she could no longer do sewing, she changed her interest to doing word search puzzles and crossword puzzles. Like all moms, she was the rock of the family (the glue if you will). She will be missed. We will miss that loving soul who endured and loved and supported her family right up to the end of her days. She leaves behind her 3 grown children and their spouses, 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. God bless you mom. Be at peace.