Beverly Sue Smith passed away in Hemet, CA on July 14, 2018 at the age of 80. She was born on May 2, 1938 in Oklahoma to the late Vassie Pearl and Floyd Columbus Thomas.
On July 16, 1955 she would marry the love of her life Wilbur Eugene Smith, they made their home together in Lakewood, CA where she would be a homemaker (we all know she kept the cleanest house and made the best meals!) before moving to Nuevo, CA to retire.
She is survived by her daughter Kimberly & husband Paul Browne, daughter Kelli & husband Robert Benson, son Ted & wife Deanna Bills, daughter Terry & husband John Kelly, daughter Millie & husband Timothy Kelly. 19 grandchildren, Brittany Westfall, Jarred Browne, Samantha Tow, Kallie Browne, Robert Benson, Austin Benson, McKenna Benson, Johnaee Gallegos, Jamie Rodeback, John Kelly, Jody Salzar, Justine Kelly, Jordan Kelly, Jade Kelly, Jenna Prillman, Thomas Bills, Cole Bills, Nichole Bohler, and Timothy Kelly. 17 great grandchildren, Parker Westfall, Ezra Westfall, Brooke Daly, Brynlee Browne, Reid Tow, Quinn Tow, Braelynn Benson, Robert Gallegos, Karli Gallegos, Jake Gallegos, Taylor Rodeback, Kelly Rodeback, Marissa Kelly, Peyton Kelly, Brayden DeAlba, Finley Cederoth, and Dillon Bohler. 2 great-great grandchildren, Nathan and Joseph Gallegos. Two siblings, Mildred Beaver and Larry Thomas.
She is preceded by her husband, Wilbur “Bud” Smith and siblings, Alma Elizabeth Byrd, Fred Thomas, Floyd Thomas, and Carolyn Thomas.
Service will be held at Olive Grove Church 29734 Nuevo Road Nuevo, CA Friday, July 20, 2018 at 1PM. Reception to follow immediately at Beverly’s home.
Miss Me But Let Me Go
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little-but not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me-but let me go
For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It's all part of the Master's plan
A step on the road to home
When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss me but let me go.