Theora Bell Smith

Theora Bell Smith
of Nashua, NH

NASHUA, NH -- Theora (Wickstrom) Smith, 89, died March 15, 2014 at her home after a long illness surrounded by her loving family.

She was married to the late Charles P. Smith who died September 2001.

She was a daughter of the late Augusta and Gertrude Wickstrom. She attended Pasadena Nazarene College in Pasadena, CA and Circa Cossa Community College in Ridge Crest, CA.

She volunteered in several nursing homes administering music and worship. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene church in Lowell; where she taught Sunday school and sang in the church choir. She also visited sick church members.

She was an avid interior decorator who enjoyed singing, gardening, ceramics and travelling abroad. She won an award from Kathy Shoemaker for singing.

She is survived by two daughters Shirley Smith of Nashua, NH and Bonnie Silva of Lowell, MA; a son, John M. Smith of Pepperell, MA; a former a daughter-in-law, Diane Smith of Lowell, MA; four grandchildren, John M. Smith Jr, Nicholas Smith, Brendan Smith, and Anica Smith all of Pepperell, MA; and many close friends.

She was predeceased by her son-in-law, James T. Silva of Lowell, MA and her sisters, Gussie Brennan of San Jose, CA and Beatrice Reynolds of Kenton, OH.

SMITH -- Theora Bell Smith, 89, of Nashua, NH died March 15, 2014. Visiting hours Wed. at 4 to 8PM at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD. Funeral Service Thurs. at 10AM at the Lowell First Church of the Nazarene in Lowell, MA. Burial in Lowell Cemetery, Lowell. Memorials may be made in her memory to the Mary Martha Society at the Lowell First Church of the Nazarene, 1195 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

Dolan Funeral Home
106 Middlesex Street Chelmsford, MA 01863
(978) 251-4041

Published in Lowell Sun on Mar. 18, 2014