Lorene Smith

March 27, 1936

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December 23, 2020

Lorene Smith

March 27, 1936

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December 23, 2020

On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020, Lorene (Reney) Smith, Loving mother of 5 children, passed away at the age of 84.

Reney was born in Mission Hill South Dakota on March 27, 1936 to Emil and Eliza Fischer. She grew up in Grangeville Idaho where she met Seth Harold Smith Jr. and soon married him. They raised 5 children, 3 sons and two daughters, primarily living in Northport Washington.

Reney’s passion was raising children. In addition to her 5 children, through her babysitting she impacted the lives of many children in the Northport area. She was stern and strict, but she loved her children and those she took care of equally.

Reney was preceded in death by her husband Harold, brothers Ernie, Paul, Bernard (Beany), Herman, Ed, and Wilbert, sisters Dorothy and Elaine, and son-in-law Jarrett.   She is survived by her brother Skip and Sister Addy, her 5 children, Ray, Carl (Jenny), Suzi (Carl), Linda (Jarrett), and Scott (Jody), and by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 23 at 10:00 AM at the Michelotti Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave, Billings Mt for family members (due to covid restrictions). Flowers may be sent to Michelotti Sawyers Mortuary.  

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3 thoughts on “Lorene Smith”

  1. Our family was so sad when Aunt Reney & Uncle Smitty moved away from Grangeville……….where would we find such a fun and loving, yet no-nonsense babysitter when Mom & Dad went square dancing? She was such a great part of our family and I cherish the memories I have of wood cutting, berry picking and trips to the river. The times she came to visit were truly joyous occassions. We will greatly miss her sharp wit and little laugh – trying to be gruff but full of love for all. We love & miss you Aunt Reney. Your neice, Lynn (Fischer) Alder

  2. Our prayers are with you. Aunt Reney was a great lady. Keep her memories alive and she will live forever in our hearts.

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