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Sylvia Delene Smith

Sylvia Delene Smith, 81, died at Mesa, Ariz. on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011.
Sylvia was born to William and Irene (Childress) Love in Spur, Texas on Oct. 7, 1929. When she was five she moved with her family to Broken Bow, Okla. At the age of 15 she returned to Spur and on Aug. 26, 1946 she married Johnny Smith at the County Courthouse in Dickens, Texas. They moved to Lakeview in 1951.
She was an excellent, self employed seamstress for over 30 years.
Sylvia thoroughly loved hunting and fishing. Along with Johnny, for the past 20 years she has enjoyed wintering in Arizona and spending summers fishing in Alaska.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and son Dan.
She is survived by her husband Johnny of Lakeview; daughter and son-in-law Sherron and Pancho Cobian of Lakeview; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
To honor Sylvia’s wishes, no service will be held. Her final resting place will be next to her son Dan in the Westside Cemetery.
Contributions in Sylvia’s memory may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 3101 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd., Portland 97201-3095 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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