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Mary Ellen Walton Smeltzer
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1923
Fresno County
California, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 2011
Sierra County
California, USA

Mary Ellen, age 87, of Fresno, passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2011, in Loyalton, California.

Mary Ellen was born on February 28, 1923, in Sanger, California, to C.L. and Mary L. Walton.

She graduated from Caruthers Union High School, and Stanford University School of Nursing.

In 1946, she married Thomas A. Smeltzer, who preceded her in death in 1997.

During World War II she was a Navy nurse and later was a surgical nurse at Fresno Community Hospital as well as Valley Children's Hospital. She retired from Fresno City Schools as a School Nurse. She and her husband Tom were longtime members of the First Church of God in Fresno.

Survivors include her daughter, Janice Harpain and her husband Daniel of Grants Pass, Oregon; sons Mark Smeltzer of Fresno,and Brad Smeltzer and his wife Sue of Loyalton, California; her sister Clemmie Gilstrap of Fresno; brothers, Jack Walton and Bill Walton, both of Fresno; and grandsons, Nathan and Adam Smeltzer of Loyalton, California.

A Memorial Service will be held at the First Church of God, located at First and Saginaw Streets in Fresno.

Published in the Fresno Bee on January 23, 2011

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  Thomas Able Smeltzer (1921 - 1997)*
*Calculated relationship
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Record added: Jan 23, 2011
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 Added: Jan. 23, 2011

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