Mary Smith, 81, a lifelong Pine Valley resident, died Feb. 1, 2005, at her son’s home at Prineville.
Interment will be at the Pine Valley Cemetery in Halfway. There will be a memorial service later at Halfway.
Mary was born to Willie and Minnie Cullum McFadden on Feb. 14, 1923. She attended primary school at Carson and was a graduate of Pine Valley High School at Halfway.
For many years, Mary worked as a telephone operator for the Pine Valley Telephone Co. Fred and Mary purchased the Jimtown grocery store in 1962 and continued its operation until 1974.
Mary enjoyed spending time with family, gardening, camping, embroidering and her favorite hobby, making quilts.
Survivors include her husband, Fred of Halfway; her sons, Terry Smith and his companion, Pam Wright of Prineville, and Larry Smith and his wife, Gail, also of Prineville; two granddaughters, Kyra Smith of Portland and Michelle Smith of Prineville; a sister, Juanita Steele and her husband, Ladd, of Halfway; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to hospice. The Whispering Pines Funeral Home at Prineville is in charge of cremation and arrangements.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 3, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor