Mary Louise Smith
Feb. 1936 – Nov. 2020
Our loving Aunt passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Garden City Health Care Center.
She was 85 years old and a long term resident of Modesto. She graduated from Modesto High School in 1952. She was a long term member of Grace Lutheran Church. Growing up she worked for her parents traveling California opening up new Sprouse-Reitz retail stores until the early 1970s. She then worked as a retail clerk for Loeb’s Department Store until she retired in 1996.
She was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Ruth Smith, her sister and brother in law, Patricia and Galen Larson, her brother David Smith, and Tom Kraut her first cousin. She is survived by her nephew Michael Larson of Santa Cruz County, niece Lori Larson of Oakdale, Molly Larson her great niece and her two cousins, Cherie Ohlson “Jeff” of Carmel Valley, CA and Jamie Chamberlyn of Scarborough, Maine.
No service is planned at this time due to COVID-19.
With much respect and gratitude we would like to thank Tami Roach and the staff at Garden City for taking great care of our Aunt Mary.