Connie Marie Smith of Cottage Grove, Ore. passed away on May 25, 2022. 

She was born Dec. 1, 1954 in Cottage Grove to the parents of Gilbert and Lorraine Yearous, lifelong residents of Cottage Grove. She is survived by her loving partner of 32 years, Todd Miller; her four children, Sonya, Jessica, Dylan and Destiny Smith; her 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; her parents; and eight siblings.

Connie had a great love for horses. There was never a time that she didn’t have horses grazing in her pasture. Connie enjoyed rock hunting with friends every chance she got. Her flower beds are filled with beautiful rocks she has gathered over the years, and she was often found working in the flower beds of others. 

Connie met the Lord early in life and she was very instrumental in leading other family members to Jesus. Connie was fiercely loyal to the family. She loved every moment with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Connie had a way of storytelling like no other. She didn’t try to be funny, but she was. Connie was known for wearing all kinds of interesting hats and beautiful vintage jewelry. She will be deeply missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.

A Celebration of Life service was held at the Living Faith Assembly. Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel & Crematorium.