Stella Bernice Smith was born in July 1911 and died in April 2014. She was called Meme by her 2 children, 4 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren.
Stella survived her husband, who was known as “Boss” in Cresson, Texas. She and Boss left Texas after about 80 years living on the family farm and ranch. They moved to Seattle in 1994, then to Woodinville where she lived in Canterbury Square, and Brittany Park. She was loved and cared for at Ardmore Senior Care in Bellevue during her last four years. Private family memorial services will be held in Washington and Illinois.
Known as fun-loving, wonderful, and loyal, Stella was famous to family and friends for her homemade dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls, fried chicken and chocolate pie. She was always ready to add a plate, or many plates, at any meal for unexpected guests.
She chopped cotton when she was young, installed windows in B-24 airplanes during World War II, and completed her official work years when she retired from Montgomery Ward in Fort Worth at age 65.
Stella had a long life, with good memories and left many good experiences and memories for her family to treasure.