Mildred Lucille Smart, 92, formerly of La Grande, died Oct. 1 at a care center in Salem. A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in La Grande. Private burial was held at the Grandview Cemetery in La Grande.
Mildred was born on June 11, 1915, to Ferris and Grace (Wakeland) Miller in Evansville, Ind. On Feb. 26, 1935, she married Alva Asa Smart in Evansville. The couple moved to Missouri, Arizona and Southern and Northern California before finally settling in La Grande in 1997. Alva preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 2004.
Mildred was a very active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and especially enjoyed teaching children’s classes. She loved to crochet and enjoyed word games like crossword puzzles.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Ellen Smart of Dallas; daughter, Ethel May Thompson of Lawndale, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two sons, Donald and Floyd Smart; one brother; and two sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley of Peace Television in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850
La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending October 20, 2007 – Published: October 20, 2007