Delma Irene Smith

Born: Fri., Mar. 23, 1923
Died: Sat., Aug. 25, 2012

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Delma Irene Smith - a longtime resident of Pendleton, died Saturday, August 25, 2012 at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton. She was 89 years old. Graveside funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at 2:00 P.M. in the Olney Cemetery, Pendleton, Oregon. Memorial Contributions in her memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Pendleton, and may be sent care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon 97801. Sign the online guestbook or send condolences at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Smith was born March 23, 1923 in Heppner, Oregon. She was the daughter of August E. and Galena O. English Miller. As a child she moved with her family to Pendleton. She was raised and educated in Pendleton, and graduated from Pendleton High School. She Married Leo M. Smith on May 4, 1941 in Walla Walla, Washington. The family made their home in Pendleton. While here she and her husband had owned and operated the Tot & Teen Shop. She had also worked at the phone company and later at the first Interstate Bank in Pendleton. She retired in the mid 1980's. She greatly enjoyed Genealogy as well as cooking and reading her many cook books. She also enjoyed traveling. She had visited Europe and had gone on several cruses. She was Past President of the Blue Mountain Genealogy Society, Past Treasurer of the Umatilla County Historical Society and Past Board Trustee of the First United Methodist Church in Pendleton. She is survived by two sons, Thomas L. Smith of San Diego, California, and Doug Smith of Wilsonville, Oregon, two grandsons, Steven Smith and Michael Smith, both of Wilsonville, Oregon, two great-grandchildren, Justin Smith of Hillsboro, Oregon and Laticia Castaneda of Portland, Oregon. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Leo, one sister and one granddaughter.

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Jill Swearingen
   Posted Mon August 27, 2012
Sorry to hear about Selma. I miss her she was a good neighbor.

Jill Swearingen
   Posted Mon August 27, 2012
Sorry to hear about Selma. I miss her she was a good neighbor.

Jill Swearingen
   Posted Mon August 27, 2012
Sorry to hear about Selma. I miss her she was a good neighbor.

Ellen Youngbluth
   Posted Tue August 28, 2012
I am certainly sad after hearing the news of Delma's passing. Not only was she my neighbor for 10 years, but she was my dear friend and confidant. Our evening walks, shared dinners, and community concert tickets brought us both comfort as she was coping with the loss of Leo and I was adjusting to a single life. She was gentle, kind, and helped me through difficult times. I loved her like a second mother.

NOEMI
   Posted Tue August 28, 2012
My deepest condolences to the family of Delma. She will always be remembered. Thank you Delma for giving me a chance to take care of you at McKay Creek Estates. May you rest in peace. With prayers, Noemi Venturina Wiseman Med Tech - McKay Creek Estates

Jim & Becky Robinson
   Posted Tue August 28, 2012
Doug, Kathy, Tom & family, We were saddened to read in the paper about your mom. Less than 3 weeks ago, Becky & I stopped in to see her and say hello. We even took her some home made muffins...we hadn't seen her in awhile, and it was such a nice visit. We reminisced fondly of times past. You know Doug, that during our high school years, she was like a second mom to me. I'm so glad we went to see her when we did. She'll be missed. "Each life is a miracle that changes the world & leaves it a better place than it was before" Today, we honor the life of someone very special who will always be remembered. Jim & Becky

Paula Heinrich
   Posted Tue August 28, 2012
Tom and Doug: Chuck and I were very sorry to read of your mom's passing. She was a great friend and confident and when I think of her it will always be her sweet smile and great advice and support.

brandy leonard jaden kenny smith and rhyan mcdaniel
   Posted Wed August 29, 2012
We are so sorry about aunt delma's passing. She will be missed. We hope the family is doing well. Love you guys.

Diane Fitzpatrick
   Posted Wed August 29, 2012
I enjoyed her laughters, and her stories. She always had a smile on her face.We will really miss her. Diane Fitzpatrick Caregiver - McKay Creek Estates

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