Laurence Smith

Walnut Creek, California

Guest Book

Not sure what to say?

Oh Mr. Smith....I think of him and his family daily. I am one of the fortunate people who have had one Smith or another in my life since I was a teenager. Mr. Smith was dedicated to his family, his friends and even his children's friends. I will miss him, his gruff exterior and his teddy bear insides. His presence on the pool deck helped make me a better swimmer, his love for his family helped me see how a husband, father and son can be, his loyalty to his friends showed the true meaning of...

Dear Valerie and Laurie-
Your father was a wonderful man. He has been a great father-in-law and friend to me, especially the past five years. Hunter and I will miss our lunches with him and he will be missed by my entire family at our holiday celebrations.

Love Sheri and Hunter

Kiara and I feel very fortunate to have been able to visit with you and your dad in San Ramon at the hot air balloon festival in 2008. Your dad was quite the host and so nice to visit with. One of our best trips that hold very fond memories. We are thinking of you and your family. Hugs to you, K2

Hi Valerie and Laurie, you all are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord be your shepherd, counselor and comforter in your hour of need, and for evermore.


We had many good times with Larry and Mary Jane through out the years. He cared so much for his family. One time we took Them to our place in the San Juan Islands. Coming back across the bay your Mom was content to sit in the cab of the boat but Dad was out in the back with the wind blowing thru his hair and smiling and totally enjoying it.
He will be missed and sorry for your loss.

Hi girls, Larry was a wonderful friend and he will surely be missed by many especially the Bridge group.

Much love and many special memories to your family. May Larry be at peace and all of you too. God Bless you. With love,
Heather and Chris
Pleasanton, Ca./St.Clare's

Dear Laurie and Valerie, Your dad was a great man.!! We shared a love for WSU, and always had a great time remembering our times there as students.The last time I saw him in person was at our 50th class reunion where we had a great time. I also got to meet Geoffrey as he was a student there at that time. Larry was very proud of him. He is with your mother now. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. My warmest regards, Anita Delaurenti Dull


Laurence's Obituaries

Laurence E. SmithNovember 6, 1930 - July 5, 2013Resident of San RamonLaurence (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...

Read More