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Frieda "Rosie" Rose Smith

June 1, 1948 July 29, 2018
Frieda "Rosie" Rose Smith
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Frieda Rose Smith (known as Rosie) passed away on July 29th due to complications from cancer. She passed peacefully surrounded by family and will be missed very much.

She was 70 years old, born and raised in Belle Fourche, SD, to her parents Ralph and Lena Heinert. She shared her childhood with 3 brothers and 4 sisters. She lived in Belle most of her life until she and her husband, Loren Smith, moved to Oregon in 2005.

Rosie and Loren married in Belle on May 23, 1965 and had two children. Rosie ran her own café for many years in Belle and then worked at various restaurants around the Grand Ronde/McMinnville, Oregon area. She loved her work as a waitress and was passionate about spending time with her grandkids. She liked to keep busy, taking care of those she loved, the yard, and flowers. One of her favorite activities was to sit outside in the early mornings, enjoying a cup of coffee and watching the hummingbirds.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Lena Heinert, brother John Heinert, 2 sisters Fernel Butts and Louise Hartshorne, and son Lonny Smith.

Rosie is survived by her husband Loren; two sisters Julie Snoozy (Chuck) and Helen Kraft (Jim); two brothers Ralph Heinert (Rita) and Don Heinert (Marja); two sisters-in-law Twila Suwyn and Denise Schipke-Smeenk; daughter Lorena Smith; daughter-in-law Sue Smith; 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, August 12th at Unity of Salem in Salem, OR with a reception to follow. A second Celebration will be held in Belle Fourche, SD at the First Congregational Church of Christ, Saturday, August 25th, 11:00 am, with a reception to follow.


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