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Evangeline B. (Vangie) Smith

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Evangeline B. (Vangie) Smith Obituary

A Memorial Graveside Service will be held Friday, August 21, 2015, 10:00 AM, at the Gridley-Biggs Cemetery in Gridley for Evangeline B. Smith, 92, of Biggs, CA.

Evangeline (Vangie) B. Smith was born December 18, 1922 to Jeremiah and Anna Cameron in Aptos, CA. She moved to the Biggs area with her parents, two brothers and sisters in 1927. She met and married Henry (Hank) Smith in 1939. They established their home in East Biggs where they remained throughout their marriage raising four children.

Evangeline attended school in Rio Bonito and Biggs as did her children and some of her grandchildren. Evangeline was an active member and officer in the Rebecca Lodge in Biggs, the Rio Bonito PTA and the Rio Bonito 4-H Club. She taught a Sunday school class at the Rio Bonito Bible Church and later attended the Baptist Church in Gridley. She was also an active member and officer in the Oroville Pageant Riders and the Local 185 Union Retiree's club. Evangeline operated an accounting office in Gridley then later at her home in East Biggs. She was also active in Tiara Glass home parties for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Henry, brothers: Frank and James, sisters: Mable and Julia.

She lost her husband Henry after 71 years of marriage in 2011. She is survived by her sons, Harrold Smith of Live Oak, CA, Jerold Smith and wife Janet of Biggs, CA, and her daughters, Betty Samprucci of Oroville, CA and Bonnie Clark of Fair Oaks, CA. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Teri, Jeff, Toni, Linda and Cathy, and eight wonderful great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are entrusted to Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Aug. 20, 2015
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