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Laurence E. Smith
November 6, 1930 - July 5, 2013
Resident of San Ramon
Laurence (Larry) entered peacefully into rest at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Waterville, WA, Larry was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He graduated from Ephrata High School in 1949 and from Washington State University as a civil engineer in 1958, after serving in the
. He retired from Chevron Corp. where he spent his entire professional career. He was an avid bridge director and player, who was an ACBL silver life master. Larry loved to travel and spend time with his family & friends.
Larry was preceded in death by his wife and best friend of 47 years, Mary Jane, and his son, Stuart. He is survived by his daughters, Valerie Smith of Norfolk, VA and Laurie Moyer (Paul) of Spokane, WA; daughter in law, Sheri Smith of Livermore; grandchildren, Hunter Smith and Geoffrey & Victoria Moyer. He will be deeply missed by his family and cherished friends.
A celebration of Larry's life will take place at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 13, at St. Clare's Episcopal Church, 3350 Hopyard Rd., Pleasanton, CA 94588.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to Hope Hospice, 6377 Clark Ave., Dublin, CA 94568, St. Clare's Episcopal Church or the
to sign Larry's guest book.
Grissom's Cremation & Burial Centers
Published in Inside Bay Area on July 10, 2013
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- Matt Stadelman
"Oh Mr. Smith....I think of him and his family daily. I am one of the fortunate people who have had one..."
- Karla Kindberg
"Dear Valerie and Laurie- Your father was a wonderful man. He has been a great father-in-law and friend..."
"Laurie, Kiara and I feel very fortunate to have been able to visit with you and your dad in San Ramon at..."
- Karrie & Kiara Conklin
"Hi Valerie and Laurie, you all are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord be your shepherd,..."
- Roger Stepper
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