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Ida Sue Smith Kidd

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Davis, CA Ida Sue, age 96, passed away quietly on June 29, 2015. She was preceded by her beloved husband Paul in 2007, parents Aaron James and Gussie Smith, and brothers A.J., Viston, and Blanton Smith. Ida Sue was born in Clarksville TN, attended East High School and Ward Belmont College in Nashville, and graduated Transylvania University in Lexington KY. She raised her family in Nashville, watched them grow up in Los Angeles, and spent her last 21 years in Davis. She was a leader in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and later the United Methodist Church. She was fiercely committed to her Christian faith, to the love of her life Paul Kidd, to her growing family, and to faith-based social action. A gifted pianist, she played hymns and popular songs by ear, complete with chord progressions in any key. Ida Sue is survived by sons Russ and Ron (Yvonne) Kidd; daughter Carol (Bill) Loscutoff; grandchildren Paul (Anna) Loscutoff, Lilli (Sam) Herbert, Susie Booth, and Maggie Kidd; and great-grandchildren Drew, A.J., and Christopher Herbert. A memorial service will be held Tuesday July 14, 7:00 p.m., at Davis United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Davis United Methodist Church or to the .
Published in the Los Angeles Times from July 10 to July 12, 2015
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