Smith Betty Jane, age 81, of Big Sandy Lake - McGregor, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002 in Palm Springs, CA. She was born Nov. 16, 1921 in Minneapolis to John F. and Elsie R. (Holm) Vail. In 1942 in Minneapolis Betty was united in marriage to Fred Smith. They moved to Big Sandy Lake where they owned Isle View Resort for 16 years. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Big Sandy Lake and attended the Evangelical Free Church, Wright. She was a soloist at both churches and also for Minneapolis and St. Paul Churches. She was a music director for the Harmonetts. Betty is survived by two sons & daughters-in-law, Ron (Darlene) of Big Sandy Lake, and Gerald (Lillian) of Sky Valley, CA; four grandchildren, Sheryl, Stephanie, Matthew and Mark Smith; two sisters & brother-in-law, Donna (George) Darden of Las Vegas, NV, and Flora Ohman of Minneapolis. She was preceded in death by her huband Fred on July 11, 2002; sister, Janet Schnelly and her parents, John F. and Elsie R. (Holm) Vail. Visitation will be one hour prior to the 1 PM Saturday, Dec. 14 Funeral Service in Grace Lutheran Church, Big Sandy Lake - McGregor. Rev. Ted Youker will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Needle Cemetery. Arrangements are by McGregor Fuenral Home, McGregor.

Published on December 10, 2002

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