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Alta Ruth (Orton) Smith


1921 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Alta Ruth (Orton) Smith Obituary
Alta Ruth (Orton) Smith, 95, Inverness passed away April 19, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast under the loving care of her family. Alta was born in West Palm Beach, FL on November 6, 1921 to the late Ashbel J. and Myrtle (Savage) Orton, one of 7 children, and came to this area in 2000 from Jupiter, Florida. Alta enjoyed spending time with her family. She was an accomplished seamstress, loving to make many different kinds of garments. Also, she truly enjoyed doing laundry, washing a load each day if possible.
Left to cherish her memory are 2 daughters, Sharon A. Perry and her husband, Bill of Inverness and Joyce E. Young and her husband Robert of Lecanto, FL; 1 brother, Leon Orton, Indiantown, FL; 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Elton T. Smith, 3 children, Arlene, Alene, and Elton "Tommy" Smith, Jr. 3 brothers, A.J. Orton, Jr., Bill Orton, and Jack Orton, 2 sisters, Tiny Smith and Ann Clemons.
Mrs Smith's interment will be private in Hillcrest Memorial Park in West Palm Beach, FL. Chas E Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Apr. 22, 2017
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