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Sue E. Smith

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Sue E. Smith Obituary
Sue E. Smith
Jun 3, 1959-Apr 2, 2014
san leandro
Beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother lost her struggle with cancer on April 3, 2014. The 11th of 13 children to John & Carrie "Overskei" Bortnem, she was born on July 22, 1924. A farm girl from South Dakota, she worked as a riveter with Lockheed in Long Beach during WWII. Irene married Thomas Patrick Barrett in 1945. San Leandro has been Irene's home since 1951. Her joy was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Nothing pleased her more than to have all her family gather at her home for holiday and everyday dinners. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Tom, her son Dean, and her 12 brothers and sisters. She's the loving mother of Darryl "Corky" (Virginia), Ron (Linda), and Carol "Susie". Devoted grandmother of Tom, Michael, Jennifer, Chris and their mother JoAnn. Heather (Jonah), Nick (Shannon). Daniel, Brian (Fiancee Ashley) and Jessica and their father Umberto. Great grandmother of Malia, Johnny, Kayla and their mother Maria. Ally and Evan and their mother Heather. Preston and Ronan. Keira and her father Elliot. She also leaves many nieces and nephews. Irene left us with love of life and a smile for all who knew her. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 9th from 12:00 – 7:00 P.M. with funeral services on Thursday, April 10th at 11:00 A.M.; both at Santos-Robinson Mortuary 160 Estudillo Ave. San Leandro. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the or the San Leandro Boy's and Girl's Club.

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Published in Inside Bay Area on May 2, 2014
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