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Louise Smith

1925 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Louise H. Smith

Staatsburg - Louise H. Smith, 89, of Staatsburg, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.

Born Sunday, April 12, 1925 in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Bessie Krom Helmer.

On March 28, 1944 in Poughkeepsie, she married Howard Smith. Mr. Smith predeceased her in 1997.

A homemaker, Louise was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Louise formerly assisted her husband with his business, 'Howard Smith Auto Sales', and was a longtime member of the Hyde Park United Methodist Church and volunteer for their 'Market Place' thrift shop.

Louise is survived by her son, Richard Smith of Rhinebeck; daughter, Linda Schrotz and husband, Joseph, of Staatsburg; son, Kevin Smith and wife, Toni, of Santa Clarita, CA.; seven grandchildren, three step grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.

Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

Louise's family respectfully requests memorial donations to the Hudson Valley Region, 121 Executive Dr., New Windsor, NY 12553, or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park.

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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on July 8, 2014
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