Obituary: Smart, Arline Marion "Stockdale" |

Obituary: Smart, Arline Marion "Stockdale"

Born on Dec. 2, 1917, in Bismark, N.D., Arline grew up in San Francisco, where she met and married Reginald Edwin Smart.They moved to Truckee in 1947, where they bought and operated the Good Fellows Grotto. They raised their four children there and opened Smart’s Cafeteria & Dining Room in 1955. They sold Smart’s in 1968, and continued with the Wagon Train Coffee Shoppe until 1978 when they sold it to their son Brian.The Smarts traveled to the eastern United States and Alaska for several years before retiring to Phoenix, Ariz. for 6 months a year and returning to Truckee for the six summer months.Arline was a member of the Church of the Mountains for years and created and crafted the stained glass window for all to enjoy. She was also a Lioness and Firette.Arline’s brother, Raymond Stockdale, and sister, Rosella May, preceded her in death. Arline is survived by her two sons Reginald Smart, Jr. and Brian Smart; two daughters Cookie Smart Dillavou and Joyce Smart Caperon; six grandsons and four granddaughters; six great grandchildren; three nieces; and one nephew.Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. at the Church of the Mountains Methodist Church, 10069 Church St., Truckee. Private burial services will be held at the Sierra Mountain Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society in Arline Smart’s memory. Arrangements are being handled by Truckee-Tahoe Mortuary.

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