Deborah Smith

Died: Mon., Aug. 3, 2015


Memorial Gathering

10:00 AM Sat., Aug. 22, 2015
Location: Big Bear Lodge


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Deborah Smith, 65 died at Harney District Hospital on Monday, August 3, 2015.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Big Bear Lodge.

Deborah Lynn Smith, 65, died at Harney District Hospital on August 3, 2015. Deborah was born January 28, 1950 in Kremmling, Colo. to Fred Jr. and Marjorie Jones.  During her younger years, she lived in many places including Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, California, and Nevada.

Deborah attended high school in Reno, Nevada, where she met and married William L. Grillo.  They had three children, Sebrina, Chris, and Gena.  Bill and Deborah relocated to Sonoma County Calif. after Sebrina was born.  After their divorce, Deborah continued to raise their children in Sonoma County.

While living and working in Alexander Valley, Calif., Deborah met and married Mark Smith.  Shortly after marrying, Mark and Deborah moved their family to Burns, Oregon.  That is where they built their life together and their home that Deborah loved tending to.  She had an amazing knack for growing and nurturing plants and flowers, which was apparent when you visited her home and saw the gorgeous planters full of color.  Deborah loved being involved in the Harney County community and was always volunteering to help with one thing or another.

She is survived by her children, Sebrina Grillo of Santa Rosa, Calif., Chris Grillo of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Gena Anderson and her husband, Kenny of Twin Falls, Idaho; and her grandsons, Wacey and Brenden Anderson both of Twin Falls, Idaho.  Deborah also leaves her sisters, Phyllis Scheierman of North Charleston, South Carolina, Melanie Boyer and Michelle Guilford both of Sun Valley, Nevada; her mother-in-law, Claudia Smith of Willits, Calif.; her brother-in-law, Ken Smith and his wife, Rose of Willits, Calif.; four nephews and one niece.

Deborah was preceded in death by her husband, Mark; her mother; her father; an infant son, Anthony; and her brother, Donald.

Deborah will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

Contributions can be made in Deborah’s name to either the Kiwanis Club or the Burns High School Band, they can be mailed to LaFollette’s Chapel, PO Box 488; Burns, Oregon 97720.

Another Memorial Gathering will be held in Willits, Calif. On September 19, 2015.

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