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Eva Mae Smith


1930 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Eva Mae Smith Obituary
EVA SMITH December 4, 1930 - December 26, 2015 Eva passed away on December 26, 2015 at her home in Riverside, CA. She was born in Aztec, New Mexico to Lorin Alvin and Alice Little McGaughey. After moving to the Bay Area of California during the depression, Eva graduated from Hayward High School in 1949. While attending San Jose State University (where she graduated with a degree in microbiology), Eva met her future husband while playing cards at a USO function at Alameda Naval Base. Eva and Lewis Smith were married in 1955. By 1960 they had relocated to Southern California to begin their careers and raise a family. Eva thoroughly loved her husband, children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking, reading, sewing, golfing, quilting and traveling across the U.S. in their R.V. She is survived by her sister Betty Shanley; sons Mark (Lori), Gary (Leslie); and daughter Lisa Beyer. She is also survived by her grandchildren Lindsey, Lauren, Todd, Sarah, Tanae, Jenna and Nichelle. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Lewis, and her sister Shirley Fails, who passed away three days after Eva. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, January 14th at 10:15 at Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation. http://www.alzfdn.org/ContributetoAFA/makeadonation.html


Published in Press-Enterprise from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2016
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