SMOOT, Celia Erickson
Elk Grove, died on Friday, January 11, 2013. She was born February 14, 1921 in Salmon ID. She was the wife for 61 years of F. Jay Smoot (deceased). She is survived by three children: Lyle A. Smoot of Elk Grove, CA, L. J. 'Jack' Smoot (Michelle) of San Leandro, CA, and Aurelle S. Locke (Arthur) of Granby, CT; 7 granddaughters: Suzette (Jeff) Groetsema, Elk Grove, CA, Tiffany (Brian) Pabst , Folsom, CA, Janoe (Toby) Stauch, Huntsville, AL, Debra (Will) Jakobitz of Sacramento, CA, Alison (Andrew) Perchuk, Los Angeles, CA, Amanda Locke, New Milford, CT, and Katharine Locke, Orono, ME; 11 greatgrandchildren, Emily, Laura, Elizabeth Groetsema; Camron, McKensie, Chase, Cody Bowker; Jeremy Pabst; Brittany Ivey; Maren and Larson Stauch; her brother-in-law, Roy Smoot, Laguna Woods, CA, and sister-in-law, LaRee Carpenter, Nampa, ID, and many nieces and nephews. Celia graduated from California State University Sacramento. She retired in 1983 from the Army Corps of Engineers in Sacramento. Previously she was a budget analyst for USAF at Larson AFB in Moses Lake, WA, and Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento, CA.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 24 from 4-7pm at Mount Vernon Memorial Park,
8201 Greenback Lane in Fair Oaks; with services to follow on Friday, January 25 at 10am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a