Margaret A. Smith |

Margaret A. Smith

Margaret A. Smith passed away July 25, 2016 at Stanardsville, Virginia.

Margaret A. ‘Maggie’ Smith was born April 11, 1925 to Olga M. (Russell) and Herschel D. Jones in Marissa, Illinois. Her family later settled in rural Colorado. She completed Nursing school training in Washington State. She enjoyed a long and rewarding career as a Registered Nurse in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Virginia and California. Gifted with an inquisitive mind, Maggie embraced traditional herbal medicine and became a Certified Herbalist, so expanding her applied medical knowledge.

Kind-hearted and caring, Maggie lived to serve others. She married Douglas Smith in Ketchikan, Alaska October 22, 1952 and was blessed with four children. They enjoyed camping and travelling with their family, highlighted by a trip around the world. She was active in her walk with Christ, often serving behind the scenes, especially in support of The Walk to Emmaus. She enjoyed her membership and service in PEO.

Loved by her children and grandchildren, she instilled in them an appreciation for nature. As a Master Gardener, she taught them to garden, cook, preserve and care for animals. Many of you will remember her often unusual menagerie of pets.

Maggie was preceded in death by: her parents, brother (Loren), and husband Douglas. She is survived by sons Sterling (Lori), Donald (Claudia), Steven (Jeanne) and daughter Lisa (Eric) seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Maggie’s Life will be held on Saturday April 22, 2017 at 261 Collier Lane in Reva, VA. RSVP by March 31, 2017 for details contact: Lisa Smith at

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society or your favorite charity.

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