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Harold Raymond Smith

Male 1923 - 2011


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  • Name  Harold Raymond Smith  [1, 2, 3
    Born  7 May 1923  Albia, Monroe County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Obituary  Aug 2011  Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    the Melcher Mortuary Mission Chapel & Crematory web site 
    • Harold R. Smith, 88, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away August 22, 2011, at 2:30 pm at Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa, Arizona. He was born in Albia [Iowa] May 7, 1923, the son of Clarence and Fern Smith. He married Ruby A. Woodard on August 3, 1941, in Unionville, Missouri.

      He attended Albia schools. He served in the Army during WWII. He retired from IAAP in 1985 and spent his retirement years in Mesa, Arizona.

      He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was known for his exceptional hospitality. He loved his horses and attended the Ft. Madison rodeos for years. He also loved golfing, reading and watching the Phoenix Suns.

      He is survived by his wife of 70 years and his son Gary (Joan) Smith both of Mesa, Arizona, two grand-daughters Kristin (Brian) Flowers and Debbie (Kris) Iverson, three great-grandkids, three step-grand-daughters and seven step-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Russell Smith, of Burlington, Iowa and one sister, Virginia Schnicker, and many nieces and nephews.

      He was preceded in death by his son, Galen Smith, in October 26, 2003, Donald and Robert Smith, his parents and four nephews.

      As per his request cremation has been accorded. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 23, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at Palm Gardens South Club House, 2929 East Main Street, Mesa, Arizona.

      In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting contributions in Harold's name to Hospice of the Valley. Arrangements were entrusted to Melcher Mission Chapel, Mesa, Arizona.
    Died  22 Aug 2011  Banner Heart Hospital, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Memorial Service  23 Oct 2011  Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    the Palm Gardens South Club House 
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Name: Harold Raymond Smith; Last Residence: 85213 Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; Born: 7 May 1923; Died: 22 August 2011; State (Year) SSN issued: Iowa (Before 1951)
    Person ID  I55077  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Family  Ruby Ann Woodard 
    Children 
     1. Gary R. Smith
     2. Galen Ray Smith,   b. 15 Apr 1950, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 2003
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F22026  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S2193] Richenberger, Carla Corinn and Galen Ray Smith - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 6, January 23, 1972; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S71] U.S. Public Records Index (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S7398] Smith, Harold Raymond - Obituary, (originally published at the Melcher Mortuary Mission Chapel & Crematory web site, August 2011; Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona) (Reliability: 3).