Doris Anita Smith
Anita Smith, 88, died Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Hot Springs County Memorial
Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Anita was born in Lawrence County, Illinois on July 10, 1930 to Eugene and Beatrice Poland.
Anita married Jerry Smith, her high school sweetheart, on August 30, 1949 in Franklin,
Kentucky. After getting married, they moved to Caldwell, OH and then to Olney, IL for a
short while. Then they moved to the family farm in Sumner, IL and in 1970 they moved to Thermopolis, WY
The family loved any opportunity to travel and one time purchased brand new vinyl seat
covers with a lifetime warranty! The kids wore that new seat cover out in one trip! They
enjoyed taking the kids to Washington D.C. and on a separate occasion went to New York
City. They took one of the tour buses on a four-hour excursion around the Big Apple and after that tour they had to get out of the city!
The Smith family always had a large garden that the kids got to weed. Anita was an
excellent cook, collected dolls and also loved to quilt. Additionally, she enjoyed her personal time painting.
Anita is preceded in death by her parents and a sister, June Poland. She is survived by her
loving husband, Jerry Smith of Thermopolis, WY; son, Jerry (RaDonna) Smith of Cheyenne,
WY; son, Marty (Norma) Smith of Thermopolis, WY; son, Dan Smith of Casper, WY; and
son, Don (Natalie) Smith of Lawrenceville, IL; sister, Norma (Telly) Mushrush of St. Mathews, SC; 7 Grandchildren and 15 Great-Grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at The Church of Christ, 701 Richards St, Thermopolis, WY
82443 on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to the
Alzheimer’s Association; 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or The Church
of Christ. Burial will be at Monument Hill Cemetery followed by a reception for family and
friends in the basement of Big Horn Federal Bank.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Veile Mortuary.
225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago IL 60601