Baker City, Oregon
Pearl E. Smith, 72, a longtime Baker City resident, died Sept. 12, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
At her request, there will be no service. Disposition was by cremation.
Mrs. Smith was born at Blackfoot, Idaho, on June 3, 1929. She was a daughter of Rasmus and Lona Jones Knudsen. She loved to dance and decorate the homes of others with her knitting and crochet projects. She embraced the love to travel with her husband, Ken, visiting places in the Northwest, Canada and snowbirding in Arizona last year in their RV. Camping was her favorite pastime, especially in the company of family and friends. She will be missed by many.
Survivors include her husband, Ken Smith; her daughter, Kasuna “Leslie” Duffey; her son, Donald Duffey; her sisters, Barbara Archibald and Julia Oldenkamp; many nieces, nephews and countless cousins; and those whose lives she touched with her generosity, compassion and abundant love.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred Rasmussen; her parents, Rasmus and Lona Knudsen; and her sister Rose Holmes.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 14, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor