Ella Louise Smith

The graveside for Ella Louise Smith will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008 at the Eagle Point National Cemetery, Eagle Point, Ore.

Mrs. Smith, 88, of Ashland, Ore., passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at home. She was born Jan. 10, 1920. in Grand Junction, Colo., the daughter of Effie and Carl Gerke.

Surviving are: daughter, Dianna Hymas, of Layton, Utah; a son, Norris Strauch, of Roseburg, Ore.; sisters, Dorothy Sneed, Willa Marie Snyder, Betty Jane Stark, and Leslie Gerke; eight grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Smith, in 2007; and daughter, Peggy Tucker.

Arrangements: Litwiller Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland.