Alma E. Smith |

Alma E. Smith

Alma E. Smith


Alma E. Smith died Sept. 6, 2005, at the Walbridge Wing in Meeker. She was 96.

Alma E. Mitchell was born Dec. 30, 1908, in Locus Grove, Okla., to George W. and Dollie (Eller) Mitchell.

Smith and her family lived in Oklahoma until 1914 when they moved north of Hayden and homesteaded in lower Elkhead. She attended school at the Elkhead School and high school in Hayden. Smith married James W. Mann in 1926 in Wheatland, Wyo. They later were divorced. She later married John Smith in Milner, and they resided in Milner and Mt. Harris. After her husband’s death, she moved to Craig. Smith worked as a cook at the hospitals in Steamboat Springs and in Craig, and earlier worked at a poultry farm in Milner. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, walking, and was very active until two years ago.

Smith is survived by her son, Richard (Bonnie) Mann; eight grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

Smith was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, two sisters, daughters Kay Scott and Shannon Horn, and two grandchildren.

Services were held Sept. 9, 2005, at Craig Cemetery with Rod Compton officiating.

The soloist was Rod Compton, and the selection was “When Life Is Ended.”

Pallbearers were John Mann, Scott Mann, James Mann, Mark Smith, Bryan Wojtkiewicz, Corey Wojtkiewicz, Mario Delgado, and Loren Rozema.

Honorary Pallbearers were “All Alma’s Family and Many Friends.”

Interment was at Craig Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Moffat County Cancer Society in care of Grant Mortuary.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Craig and Moffat County make the Craig Press’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.