Ruth SMITH

SMITH Ruth Elizabeth Smith of Olds, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2008 surrounded by her family at the Olds General Hospital and Care Centre. Ruth and her twin brother Carl were born to Bertha and Oscar Selstrom on February 26, 1919. They were the second youngest of a family of eight, growing up in the Burnt Lake area. She was married to Thomas Smith on January 28, 1942 in Red Deer. Ruth started her married life in Granum while Tom was in the R.C.A.F in Claresholm. After the war and the birth of their second daughter, she moved to Sechelt, BC, and later moved to their farm in the Eagle Hill area. They then moved to a farm in the Two Hills district. When Tom became ill, they moved back to Olds where she lived until her passing. She enjoyed her friends, family and especially her grandchildren. She loved to putter in her garden and enjoyed visiting with her many friends and neighbors. Ruth will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters, Judith (Patrick) Morgan, Edna (Brian) Leatherdale; grandchildren, Shannon Morgan, Lori (Barry) Greening, Tammy Graham, Scott (Sandy) Leatherdale, Tanya (Murray) Schaber, Todd Leatherdale, Shawna Leatherdale; great-grandchildren Christopher Graham, Kendall and Austin Greening, Zackary and Zane Leatherdale, Reanne, Emma, Isabelle, Chloe and Elise Schaber and her only sister Levina Poteet. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Thomas, sisters, Olga Mannerfeld, Anne Leithead, brothers Hugo, Roy, Gordon and Carl Selestrom. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 2:00 p.m at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Olds with Harold Hunter officiating. Interment to follow at the Hainstock Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the charity of choice. HEARTLAND FUNERAL SERVICES LTD. OLDS, entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610


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