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Beulah M Smith


Posted By: Pat Frette (email)
Date: 4/29/2009 at 12:07:55

Beulah Margaret "Peggy" Smith, 92, of Arizona City, Arizona, died peacefully at the Casa Grande Elderly Care on March 22, 2009 after a short illness. Funeral services were held at the Evangelical Methodist Church of Arizona City on March 25, with the Rev. James Mumme officiating. Graveside services in Boone, Iowa are pending.
Memorial graveside services will be held Tuesday, April 14 at the Linwood Park Cemetery, in Boone, Iowa at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Richard Harken of the First Presbyterian Church of Boone, Iowa officiating. The Walter-Schroeder Funeral Home of Boone, Iowa is in charge of arrangements. A reception will follow the services at the Tic Toc Restaurant in Boone.
Mrs. Smith was born August 7, 1916 in Twin Lakes, Iowa to Beulah (Long) and Casper Schenk. She was raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and graduated from Roosevelt High School. She graduated from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa with a degree in technical journalism. At Iowa State, she was a member of Mortar Board, Pi Beta Phi, Theta Sigma Phi and Omicron Nu. She was editor of Iowa Homemaker magazine.
She later worked for Gardner Advertising Agency and Pet Milk Company in St. Louis, then the Wheat Flour Institute in Chicago. She married Art Smith in 1941 in Hollywood, California where they made their first home together. She worked for Lockheed Corporation while Art worked for McDonnell Douglas to help the war effort. After the war, they moved to Boone, Iowa to help with the family business, Smith Kemble Florists.
In 1953, they moved to Lake Okoboji, Iowa where they owned and operated Lincoln Park Resort, in Arnolds Park, Iowa. She was also a realtor and active in many organizations. Her husband operated the grading company Art Smith, Inc. They retired to Arizona City in 1985. She published two books: "Arnolds Park at Lake Okoboji" and "Eating Through the Bible ? Edible Quotations." In Arizona, they enjoyed golf, bridge and many friends. She was member of the Evangelical Methodist Church of Arizona City and a graduate of the Eloi Bible Institute.
Left to cherish her memory are her brother, Andrew Andeck (Isabel) of Indian Wells, CA; sister, Polly Ober of Newport Beach, CA; son, Thomas A. Smith (Evonne) of Houston, TX; daughter, Pamela A. Fisher (Mark) of Lake Okoboji, IA; grandsons: Dr. Kyle Smith of Austin, TX; Dr. Paul Fisher of Lombard, IL; and Adam Fisher of Des Moines, IA. Her husband passed away in 1997.
Simes Mortuaries of Casa Grande, Arizona, was in charge of arrangements. Boone News Republican


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