Lois Genevieve Smith


(June 13, 2007)

Lois Genevieve (Page) Smith died June 13 in Powell at the age of 102.

She had been a resident of the Powell Valley Care Center (living first in the independent care unit) since 1986. She moved to Powell in 1982 and resided at Rocky Mountain Manor from 1982 to 1986.

She was born May 5, 1905, in Mankato, Minn., to William and Carolina (Williams) Page. She was the youngest of seven Page children who survived to adulthood.

She married Louis William Smith on June 6, 1926, at Garvin, Minn. To this union were born two children: LeGene and Bob.

Louis worked at Gamble-Robinson Co. for 41 years as a warehouseman, truck driver, salesman and supervisor. In 1963, he resigned from Gambles, and the couple moved to Santa Cruz, Calif., where they sold mobile homes and real estate. They enjoyed the mobile park activities and the closeness of their son and his family, who also lived in Santa Cruz.

The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Wyoming in 1976. Louis died of a stroke in December that year, and she continued to live in the mobile home park until moving to Powell.