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Gisela Smith, 79, longtime resident of Salinas, passed away August 21, 2014, in Salinas. She was born August 25, 1934, in Germany.
Gisela had many interests, some of which were dancing (she taught her children how to jitterbug, waltz, etc), singing either in German or changing lyrics of songs from the 60's. She also loved growing flowers. The lily was her favorite.
Gisela is survived by her daughter, Mary Baca and her son, Peter Smith, both of Salinas; sisters, Anneliese Roy of Parker, AZ, Margot Friese and Liselotte Nack, both of Germany; grandchildren, Bryan and Sarah Smith; beloved dogs, "Forrest" and "Sugar"; along with numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews and other loving family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Smith and her sister, Hilde Batty.
At Gisela's request, no services will be held. Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers, it's requested that donations be made to the
1514 Moffett St., Salinas, CA 93905, or their favorite charity.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Healey Mortuary & Crematory, www.healeymortuary.com
Healey Mortuary and Crematory
405 North Sanborn Road Salinas, CA 93905
Published in The Salinas Californian on Aug. 26, 2014