Catharine Jane Smith, an elegant, compassionate and beautiful woman, passed into God’s arms on June 1, 2012.
Catherine was preceded by her parents, Paul C and Effie I. Templeton, and her husband, Dale C. Smith. She will be greatly missed by her family who adored her: daughter, Linda Moore (Charles); grandchildren, Jennifer Miles (Todd), John Miles (Jodi), Marguerite Pohlig, Deborah Manning (David), Charlotte Holloway, Kathleen Anderson, and John Moore (Kelli); numerous great-grandchildren, and French exchange daughter, Marguerite Dupret, and family members.
She was a faithful and active Disciple of Christ for more than 70 years at First Christian Church in Des Moines, Iowa. She was a graduate of Drake University’s Business Program. The organizations she led and gave her heart to are PEO, American Home Club, Questors, Iowa Lady Bankers and Garden Club.
Her memorial service is 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard on the northwest corner of Minnesota 36 and County Road 5 in Stillwater.
Donations in celebration of her life may be given to PEO General Fund, First Christian Church of Des Moines, IA; First Christian Church Mahtomedi or Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation. Bradshaw, 651-439-5511