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June Lee Smith

July 6, 1926 — March 19, 2012

JUNE LEE SMITH Graveside inurnment services for longtime Cortez resident June Lee Smith will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 26, 2012 at the Cortez Cemetery. Pastor Marvin Graves will officiate. June was born on July 6, 1926 in Dalhart, Texas to William J. and Anna (Kuck) Strofer. She passed away at Southwest Memorial Hospital on Monday, March 19, 2012 at the age of 85. On September 25, 1944 June married Benjamin F. Smith Jr. in Bakersfield, Calif. They enjoyed 63 years of marriage before his death in 2007. June loved working on her home and gardening. In her younger years she enjoyed riding horses. Surviving June are her son, Donald R. Smith of Houston, Tex.; her grandchildren, Martin Thomas, David Smith, Penelope Smith, Evan Smith, Holly Smith, Roderick Smith, and Skylar Smith; six great grandchildren; her niece, Georgia Aulston and husband, Vernal of Cortez; a great aunt, Courtney Aulston and husband, Brent; and her niece, Georgia Aulston and husband, Vernal of Cortez as well as several other nieces. June was preceded in death by her parents, William and Anna Strofer; her husband, Benjamin Smith; her daughter, Caroline Berthelsen; her grandson, Benjamin Thomas; and her brother, Hill Strofer.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

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Cortez Cemetery

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