October 5, 1955 – July 3, 2019
Elaine Smith, 63, of Fort Smith, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019 in Fayetteville. She was born October 5, 1955 in Fort Worth to the late Stanford and Delores Gilchrist. She was a bookkeeper, and loved bowling, sewing, collecting Barbie dolls, ceramic cows, and purses.
She is survived by her companion, Michael Kearney of Fort Smith; two daughters, Jennifer Clem of Irmo, SC, and Jamie Williams of Alma; a brother, James Gilchrist of Burleson, TX; and five grandchildren, Abbigal, Maddison, and Jayden Clem, and Isaac and Zoe Williams, and her best friend; Chris Bernard of Fort Smith.
Cremation is under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.
The family will visit with friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2019, at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at www.bcrf.org.
- Visitation Monday, July 8, 2019
July 5, 2019
One of my fondest memories of Elaine occurred on our first date (a dinner at TGI Friday's). At times during our conversation, I would be talking, I would pause or hesitate and Elaine would finish my sentence. I pointed out to her that she had done that several times and she asked me if it bothered me. I said "No, I like it". I felt it showed we were of a like mind. It was as if she "got me" and was one of the first indications that she and I were "Good Together".
To Elaine I'd like to say... "You were the love of my life. I love you now and forever. I miss you and I hope we can be together again".