Lucille R. "Lou" Smith

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1926 – 2014

Lucille R. "Lou" Smith, 88 was born in Chicago, IL on February 28, 1926 to Vincent and Mildred Longobardo. She passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014 in Saugus, CA where she lived for the last 49 years.

Lou was an excellent cook and loved to bake; she was known for her "cookie plates" during the holidays. Many knew her as "Avon Lou", as she was an Avon lady for 30+ years and loved to be out and about selling and delivering Avon. She retired from Pinecrest Elementary in Valencia after serving as the head nutritionist for 25 years. Lou was a member at Grace Community Church in Santa Clarita, CA for many years.

Lou is survived by her sons: John J. Riley of Aqua Dulce, CA and Thomas Riley (Colleen) of San Lorenzo, CA; seven grandchildren: Kimberly Newland, Nichole Hall, Amber Zampello, Nate Steurer-Fleming, John Steurer, David Teafatiller, and Rachel Riley; seven great-grandchildren: Ashley Friel, Jeffrey R. Newland, Dean Zampello, Lydia, William, and Emily Steurer and Ayden Riley; two great-great-grandchildren: Kylie and Elijah Montanez; nephew Jim Longobardo and nieces: Nicole Longobardo, Gale Longobardo, and Sheri Longobardo. Lou was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles W. "Bill" Smith; and her daughter, Diane M. Wallace. Lou will be missed by all who knew her.

A limb has fallen from the family tree.
I keep hearing a voice that says, "Grieve not for me.
Remember the best times, the laughter, the song.
The good life I lived while I was strong.
Continue my heritage, I'm counting on you.
Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through.
My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest.
Remembering all, how I truly was blessed.
Continue traditions, no matter how small.
Go on with your life, don't worry about falls.
I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin.
Until the day comes we're together again."
~Author Unknown

The Signal, August 13, 2014
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Published on August 13 to August 19, 2014
Lucille Rose Smith
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Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary
23287 North Sierra Hwy | Newhall, CA 91321 | (661) 259-0800
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