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Juliet Smith

Juliet Smith Juliet Smith

Juliet Smith, 96, died Sept. 4, 2022, at the Sheridan Memorial Nursing Home in Plentywood.

She was born to Minnie (Olson) and Ole Ellevold on Nov. 24, 1925. She grew up on the family farm near Hanks, N.D., and graduated from the Hanks School.

She obtained her teaching degree from Concordia College. Before her teaching career took off, she met Ed Smith at a dance at Brush Lake. They were married Sept. 29, 1945 — a marriage that would last for 70 years and produce four sons. They made their home south of Dagmar in the Volmer community. She was extremely proud of her sons and their families.

Besides caring for her family, she was active in numerous community activities. She was a 4H leader, a member of the Volmer Helping Hands Club and the Cowbelles. She was a member of the Volmer Lutheran Church and taught Sunday school for many years. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and cooking. She could figure out how to prepare a variety of game — from sandhill crane to paddlefish or anything else that her men would bring home.

She enjoyed fishing and took many family fishing trips to Canada and spent summer weekends at Blacktail Dam fishing and camping with neighbors. She would join Ed in Helena during the Legislature where she took up cross country skiing, which got her back to her Norwegian heritage.

She and Ed took numerous trips with Ed's brother Art and wife Velma. Later, they would spend time in California each winter visiting Ed's sisters and brother. She enjoyed living in the Volmer community with her neighbors and friends. She looked forward to the various community events that occurred during the year. She hosted many family events and followed the activities of her children and grandchildren closely. Most recently with her stay at the Pioneer Manor and Sheridan Memorial Nursing Home, she made new friends with the residents and staff. She was preceded in death by a brother, Irving; two sisters, Mildred and Gertrude; husband, Ed; son, Bruce; granddaughter, Johanna.

She is survived by three sons Gary, Douglas and Rodney, all of Dagmar; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Fulkerson Memorial Chapel in Plentywood. Interment was at the Volmer Cemetery.

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