Lillian was born on October 20, 1923, in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Her beloved older brother, Dennis C. Fitzgerald Jr., raised her under the watchful and supportive eyes of friends in Ardmore. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in music. She married another graduate from the University of Oklahoma, Dan C. Smartt, and had two daughters. Lillian loved the family life and she loved her adopted California, but carried the Oklahoma spirit with her wherever she went.
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Lillian lived a long and wonderful life. She was the proud mother of two daughters, Denise and Susan, and a wonderful grandmother to her four grandchildren. Lillian loved her friends and family and loved to bring people together. She will be missed as a wonderful friend, hostess, parent and grandmother.
Lillian is survived by her daughters, Denise Frisbee and her husband Robert of Portland, OR, and Susan Smartt of Big Bear, CA.
There will be a service at the La Jolla Presbyterian Church Chapel on January 19, 2013, at 11 AM.
Remembrances can be sent to Hospice of San Diego, who was so helpful in her last days.
Published in La Jolla Light on January 17, 2013