Colleen Smethers
1933 - 2019
BORN
1933
DIED
2019
FUNERAL HOME
Montecito Memorial Park and Mortuary
3520 E Washington St
Colton, CA
1/12/1933 - 2/17/2019 MIRA LOMA; It is with mixed emotions that the family of long time Mira Loma public advocate, Colleen Smethers, announces her passing on February 17, 2019 at Reche Canyon Rehabilitation Center in Colton where she was being treated for age related conditions. Grief over her loss is hard. But there is also joy in knowing she is at peace after enduring the rigors of escalating declining health. We celebrate with pride her courage and many lifelong accomplishments, the most notable was being the mother of five children Michael, Marcie, Marshall, Jeff and Scott. A small memorial service for Colleen is scheduled for 1:00 PM March 18, 2019 at Montecito Memorial Park and Mortuary, 3520 E. Washington St., Colton. Those wishing to attend to share final thoughts or special memories are encouraged to do so and are more than welcome.

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Published by The Press-Enterprise on Mar. 10, 2019.
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Sister
May 2, 2020
AngellaNap
Grandchild
May 2, 2020
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Teacher
May 2, 2020
AngellaNap
Coworker
May 1, 2020
Last night I found out about the loss of one my treasured friend Colleen... She was more then one of the first nurse practitioners for kaiser, more then a Feingold advocate who knew Ben Feingold, she was a great human being for anyone who knew or met her. My heart goes out to Ryan, Jeff and Scott who she dearly loved. She gets be with her Marcie now. Rest In Peace my friend...
January 10, 2020
I practically grew up at Colleen's house. I am sad to just find out about her passing and will miss her forever. She can be with Marci now and that is always a good thing. Praying for Jeff and Ryan and all the rest of the family.
Kellie Leinen
January 10, 2020
I met Colleen through the Feingold Association in the 1990s where I learned that avoiding food additives was a better way to help my daughter than drugs. Colleen's advocacy for this approach as a respected medical professional gave countless families the courage to follow this path. She bravely fought for the truth to prevail even when medical colleagues were being criticized for their support of a healthy alternative to Ritalin for children. She will always continue to inspire me.
Debbie Jackson
March 17, 2019
Back in the 1980s, I had never heard of Colleen, but she changed my life by braving inclement weather to appear on a TV program where she talked about the Feingold diet for ADHD. She gave me access to a treatment that worked when all the medical treatments had failed for my son. Over the years we worked on projects, discussed plans and ideas. At midnight in Georgia when I get an urge to call her, it is hard to remember she is no longer there to pick up the phone. In this picture, she peeks out from the cover of the FAUS Bluebook.
Shula Edelkind
March 16, 2019
I know this will sound small and insignificant, but I remember when Coleen came to the Feingold Association national conference bearing all sorts of small office supplies for all of us who either worked for or were on the board of directors. I still have, to this day, the "gold" paper clips she gave me. I have not used them as they represent Coleen's unique individuality, generosity, and caring nature. She always had such marvelous insight and perspective on the use of the Feingold Program. It was an honor to have worked with her.
Donna Curtis
March 16, 2019
Donna Curtis
March 16, 2019
Colleen was a very special woman. I worked with her in the Feingold Association in the 1980's for about 20 years. Colleen was a unique combination of qualities that you don't see very often..strong, fearless, resilient, focused, dependable, resourceful, generous, smart, and caring. It was a pleasure to have known her. My sympathy to her friends and family.
Lynn Murphy
March 15, 2019
I too am part of Collen's Feingold connection. We met at conferences and corresponded about many of the issues facing our children as they dealt with their food sensitivities. Her energy and knowledge were sincerely appreciated. I join with her family and friends in mourning her passing, but cherish the memory of a life well lived. The awareness shown now by the food industry is directly related to the advocacy she and others provided for the generations of today. Rest well my friend.
Gail Wachsmuth
March 15, 2019
RIP Colleen. People like you have made our world a better place. You will be missed.
Markey Dokken
March 15, 2019
Coleen was a very special friend. We met back in the 70's during Feingold Conferences. She shared her knowledge with all of us concerning the connection of foods to the attention deficit spectrum. I send you blessings to heaven for all the help you gave to so many families over the years. My deepest condolences to your family and friends.
Judy Schneider
March 15, 2019
Rest in peace, Colleen. I met you many years ago when you helped me advocate for a law change in Riverside County. It is bittersweet to pass by your Mira Loma home and know you will not be coming back. It was certainly a privilege to have know you. Your friend, Cindy J. Scheirer
Cindy Scheirer
March 15, 2019
Colleen, Lynn Murphy, Shula Edelkind
March 14, 2019
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