Eula Lee Smerglia

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Eula Lee Smerglia
08/29/1925 - 07/26/2018
Born and raised in the coal-mining town of Northfork, West Virginia on August 29, 1925, Eula has always been a force to be reckoned with. She met the love of her life, Leo Smerglia, at a USO dance and married him in 1943. On his return from WWII, this couple became a dynamic duo built on family love and an intense work ethic. They raised their four children in a story from Cleveland to Philadelphia and then to Akron, Ohio where Leo began his own business. Together they bought Akron Testing and Welding School. Ahead of her time, Eula became the Director of Welding and was featured in an article in the American Welding Magazine as a ground-breaking female welder. Her passion for genealogy led her to investigate the family background of the Inscores who arrived in Virginia in the 1630s enabling her to join the DAR and the UDC. She served the UDC as President of the Sarah Ann Elizabeth Smith Chapter #2432 in Daytona Beach for five years. They were members of the VFW Post #4319, Ormond Beach. Eula served as Secretary for the Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars. She did all this while running a successful flower shop, Flowers By Eula, on A1A. She was an avid member of Riverview UM Church, for more than 30 years. She resided at Riviera Senior Living Center. Eula is survived by children: Larry (Virginia), Gary (Darcy), Karen Rugerio (Susan Porro), Nancy Sturm (the late Ronald), ten grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Eula's Life will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1014 N. Halifax Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32118, at 1:00pm with Father Philip Egitto officiating. See the full obituary at Memorial contributions in Eula's name are suggested to Riverview United Methodist Church, 2253 John Anderson Dr., Ormond Beach, FL 32176. Condolences may be shared for the family at


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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Aug. 10 to Aug. 12, 2018
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