Sally Gail Smith, 77, of Payson, died Dec. 3, 2004. She was born Aug. 3, 1927 in Petosky, Mich.
Mrs. Smith graduated in 1976 with distinction from Scottsdale Community College, earning an associates of arts degree in arts.
At the age of 50, she received certification from the Gemology Institute of America.
She moved to Payson in 1987, and a year later, purchased The Wash Tub laundromat -- business she and her family owned until 2001.
She is survived by her daughter, Lucinda L. Twining of The Plains, Va.; sons, Jeffrey L. Smith of Grand Blanc, Mich., and Scott B. Smith of Payson; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard M. Smith.
Donations can be made to Rim Country Hospice Foundation, 511 S. Mudsprings Road, Payson, AZ 85541.