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 Alice Alberta <I>Sellwood</I> Smith

Alice Alberta Sellwood Smith

Birth
Wisconsin, USA
Death 23 May 1990 (aged 86)
Palmer, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, USA
Burial Palmer, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, USA
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Memorial ID 23967422 · View Source
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Anchorage Daily News May 26, 1990

Pioneer Alaskan Alice Alberta Sellwood Smith, 86, died May 23 at Valley Hospital in Palmer. A visitation was held at the Palmer Funeral Home. A funeral was also held at the Palmer Pioneer Home with a reception following at the Palmer Elks Lodge. The Rev. Henry Guinotte of the United Protestant Presbyterian Church in Palmer in conjunction with the Pioneers of Alaska, Auxiliary No. 11 officiating.

Mrs. Smith was born March 27, 1904, in Lake Nebagomon, Wis. She moved to the Matanuska Vally in May 1935 with her husband, Bill, and their five children, as one of the original colonist families. They homesteaded on the outer Springer system where Mrs. Smith lived in the original home until 1985. In 1985, she moved to the Palmer Pioneer Home. According to the family, she was a dedicated homemaker and was known for her flower gardens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, and their two daughters, Billie and Jeannie. Mrs. Smith is survived by her sons, Charles of Homer, and Jerry of Anchorage; her daughter, Margaret "Jackie" Cabo of Palmer; and her sister, Jeanette DeFoe of Superior, Wis.; 12 grandchildren; 30 greatgrandchildren; and one greatgreatgrandchild. The family requests that memorial contributions be sent in Mrs. Smith's name to the American Cancer Society, 406 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 204, Anchorage 99503, or to the American Diabetes Association, 4241 B St., Suite 102, Anchorage 99503. Burial will be in the Valley Memorial Park Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Pallbearers will be Ben Hermon, Noel Woods, Jay Kerttula, Ray DePriest, Barney Anderson and Jim Hermon. Funeral arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Eighth Avenue and E Street.


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  • Created by: Nancy K
  • Added: 14 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23967422
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alice Alberta Sellwood Smith (27 Mar 1904–23 May 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23967422, citing Valley Memorial Park, Palmer, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, USA ; Maintained by Nancy K (contributor 46949542) .