December 1934 ~ August 2018_x000D_
G. Clare Smith, 83, died on August 27, 2018 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson, CA.
She was born December of 1934, in Modesto, CA. She was the daughter of Adrian J. Meier and Genevieve C. Meier.
Clare graduated from Modesto High School in 1953. She met Edward L. Smith, on her High School Graduation Day. The Sweethearts married on November 15, 1953. This year would have marked 65 years married..
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Marilyn Knight of Manteca and her brother-in-law Duane D. Smith of Sun Village, Roseville.
Surviving her, in addition to her husband Edward L. Smith, are his daughter Deborah Kearney of Mokelumne Hill, son Stephen P. Smith and his wife Shelly Smith of Modesto, and daughter Janine Hernandez and her husband Lonnie Hernandez of Ceres.
Clare had 7 grandchildren: Matthew Shaefer (and wife Alicia) of Oak Run, CA, Julie Amador (and hushand Paul) of Coeur d’alene, ID, Brent Jacobs of Modesto, Kevin Smith of Coeur d’Alene, ID, Megan Jacobs (and fiancee James Rodriguez ) of Memphis, TN, Courtney Martinez (and husband Daniel Martinez) of Hughson, and Capt. Steven Kearney of Colorado Springs, CO.
Clare so loved the babies and took great joy in her 6 great grandchildren: Ben Shaefer, Joe Shaefer, Jason Rodriguez, Max and Ellie Martinez, and Peter Amador.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 1st at the Samaritan Village Chapel, 7700 Fox Road, Hughson, CA. It will be followed by a reception on site.
Those who wish to remember Clare in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Alexander Cohen Hospice House, 2201 Euclid Avenue, Hughson, CA 95326.
Katy (Pedersen) Duddleston saysAugust 30, 2018 at 2:29 pm
Lots of childhood memories. You’re the reason my mamma and dad met in the first place! God bless you.