Helen Catherine Smith, 90, was born Sept. 11, 1914 in Johnstown, Pa. to Charles Clark and Catherine Luther.
She was married to George Smith in 1936 and moved from Johnstown to Deming, N.M., then to Silver Bell, Ariz. in 1951. After 26 years in Silver Bell, the Smiths retired and moved to Tempe where she enjoyed many activities such as painting, making jewelry and other crafts, and playing the piano. Mrs. Smith was involved in the seniors group at Holy Spirit Church and later at Merrill Gardens Adult Living Center.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ronald C. and Marian Smith of Payson; grandsons Doug and Scott; and great-grandchildren Chelsea, Brandon, and Eva.
A memorial service was held July 8, 2004 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Tempe, Ariz.
Donations can be made to American Lung Association, 102 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85503.
Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.