Mary Elizabeth Smith
October 21, 1929 – August 31, 2018
Mary Elizabeth Smith of Sun City West passed away peacefully in her sleep August 31, 2018. She was born October 21, 1929 in Pennsylvania and was an only child. She became a RN and used her nursing ability the rest of her life. She married Charles Smith Jr. August 23, 1952 and had their first child, Cynthia, a year later. The family followed Charlie’s career to Southern California in 1958. In 1960 they adopted their son, Roger. They purchased a KOA Kampground which moved them to Northern California in 1971.
After Charlie passed in 2002, Mary moved to Arizona. She was very giving, helpful and involved in her churches both in Redding (First Presbyterian) and Sun City West (Palm West Community).
Mary thoroughly enjoyed playing the bells at church, traveling, quilting, embroidering, cooking, baking, shopping, spending time with friends and seeing pictures of her grandchildren as they grew.
Mary is survived by her daughter Cindy Tobey and husband Allen (granddaughter Trina Eide, husband Jacob & their children Alexis, Alex and Max; granddaughter Tammy Arzola, husband Dan & their children Bridgett and Brynn), son Roger Smith and wife Roxie (grandson Aaron Smith & his child Paige; granddaughter Hannah Smith and companion Lukas Prassinos & their child Atlas).
The family would especially like to thank her companion of 5 years, Jim Connor, for his love and support of Mary.
A memorial service for Mary will be held at Palm West Community Church in Sun City West on October 12, 2018 at 1pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mary’s honor to your favorite charity.
- Memorial Service Friday, October 12, 2018