Barbara L. Smith, 71, of Cottage Grove, Ore. passed away June 1, 2021. Barbara was born June 28, 1949, in Phoenix, Ariz. to parents Earnest Richardson and Lea Belle McCourt.
After graduating from Aquafria High School in Avondale, Ariz. in 1966, she married Edward R. Smith on June 14, 1968, in Phoenix. Barbara worked at the Phoenix Good Samaritan Hospital in the dietary department, and then worked as an optician in Paradise Valley. She enjoyed reading, history, gardening, bicycling, and spending time with her family. Barbara was very patriotic and loved her country.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years Edward, daughter Julie Smith and her dog Jazimoto, all of Cottage Grove, Oregon. She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter Christine Leann; son Brian Edwards; sisters Peggy Moore and Pricilla Madden. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove.