Carolina (Cora) Roybal Smith, 88, a resident of Los Alamos, went to our Lord on Friday, May 2.
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She was born in Jacona to Porfirio and Francisquita Roybal on Oct. 30, 1925. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Smith; daughter, Vera Smith; brothers, Serafin, Joe D., Vicente and Juan; sisters, Reyes, Adela, Dolores and Nestora.
She worked in Los Alamos as a secretary during WWII, where she met her husband of 65 years, Wilson C. Smith Jr. She lived in Los Alamos with her husband and children and worked as a secretary for the AEC, DOE and PanAm.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, Wilson C. Smith, Jr. (Smitty); brother-in-law, Gilbert Garduno; children, Ronald Smith and wife Jan, Peggy Anderson, Sandra Fairchild and husband Jeffrey; grandchildren, Byron Smith and wife Julie, Tiana, Keenan and Kyle Smith, Chance, Corey and Kynsie Cohn and numerous other relatives and friends.
A rosary will be recited on Thursday, May 15 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Pojoaque with a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
The family of Carolina (Cora) Roybal Smith has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Española Valley. 505- 747-7477
DeVargas Funeral Home
623 N. Railroad Ave. Espanola, NM 87532
Published in Los Alamos Monitor from May 13 to May 14, 2014