Soldotna resident Nadine Smith died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She was 86.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Soldotna Church of God for family and friends. A private scattering of her ashes will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Smith was born Sept. 6, 1921, in Underwood, N.D. After graduating from high school in Underwood, Mrs. Smith became a beautician and later worked at the dude ranch resorts in Cody, Wyo.
"During World War II she moved to Tacoma, Wash., where she worked in the shipyards and met the love of her life, William 'Bill' Smith," her family said.
Together, they ran a motel in Townsend, Mont., where they had their first daughter, Connie. They moved to Bainville, Mont., and worked in farming for a while, then ran a gas station/motel/cafe. After having their second daughter, Corinne, the couple moved to Medicine Lake, Mont., where she gave birth to their son, Curtis. Mrs. Smith helped her husband run a home insulation business in Medicine Lake and worked as a homemaker. When Bill retired from Sheridon Electric Co-op, The Smiths moved to Phoenix, Ariz. After many fishing trips to Alaska they moved to Soldotna in 1987.
"She enjoyed many summers of cooking and canning the salmon Bill and Curtis caught. She also made excellent breakfasts of cheesy scrambled eggs with real bits of bacon. Homemade pies and doughnuts were some of the dessert favorites enjoyed by family and guests," her family said.
Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband; and brothers, Robert, Edward and Vivian.
She is survived by her sisters, Edith and Velma; daughters; son; grandchildren, Jos, Jessica, Jeni and Alec; and great-granddaughters, Liberty, Haven and Jasmine.
Memorial flowers are being accepted at the Church of God and memorial donations may be sent on behalf of the Multiple Sclerosis Society Soldotna Chapter to the Independent Living Center at P.O. Box 1907 Soldotna, AK, 99669.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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