Thursday, March 29, 2012
OBITUARY ~ JOAN LOIS (McCONNELL) SMITH
June 13, 1934 ~ December 2, 2011
Joan Lois SMITH, 77, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2011, at Peaks Care Center, Longmont CO. Her final days were
spent surrounded by family and friends that Joan had touched in some small way throughout her very memorable life.
Born June 13, 1934 in a rural area near Beaconsfield, Iowa, to Lloyd and Vera McCONNELL. She graduated from Longmont
High School at the young age of 16. She married George SMITH July 2, 1955.
Joan worked at Mountain Bell as a switch board operator and managed Abigail's clothing store in Longmont for many years.
Joan is survived by her children Michael, his
daughter Ashley, granddaughter Shyla LITTLEFIELD, and son Anthony, Greg (Maggie), Tim (Toy) daughter Tiffany,
step-daughters Bridget, step-grandson Mason, Cheri, Beth SMITH, her son Taylor (Kate), daughter Jordan (Tim), grandson
Adonis ROBERTSON, Jill LAWLEY (Robert) her son Joshua (Melissa), son Dustin, daughter Megan (Tony). Also her sister
Doreen EMBREE and her family of Johnstown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and brother, Gerald.
Joan enjoyed curling up in her favorite chair to read romance novels, solve crossword puzzles and sudoku.
Joan had severe rheumatoid arthritis for the past 35 years and fought a courageous battle with colon cancer for the past
4 years. Through it all, she was a devoted care taker for 10 years to her husband who had Alzheimer's. She will be missed
dearly by her family and friends.
No services are scheduled. As Joan wished she has been donated to Science Care,
hoping she can help others with the pain of rheumatoid arthritis and colon cancer. Contributions can be made to
Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation or Hospice of Boulder County.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2012
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