Sue Smith, 78

Wednesday, July 9, 2003

Norvlean "Sue" Smith, 78, of Albany, Ore., died Friday at her home.

She was born in Mullin, Neb., to Oscar and Bessie McIntosh, and attended school in Nebraska.

She moved to Idaho during World War II and worked as a telegrapher for the Union Pacific Railroad.

On June 4,1947, she married Donald 0. "Tuck" Smith in Boise, who was also employed by Union Pacific. The couple lived in Mountain Home for 21 years where Sue worked at Kieffer Chiropractic Clinic and for Sampson Truck Lines as a school bus driver. "Tuck" also logged many miles as the "team driver" for Mountain Home High School.

They moved to Soda Springs when "Tuck" accepted a position as Agent in Charge for Union Pacific there. She was preceded in death by: her husband "Tuck" on Jan. 15, 1980, but continued to live in Soda Springs where she worked as a waitress at The Trail Restaurant and Betty's Cafe until she retired in 1990 and moved to Oregon.

She missed her friends and returned to Soda Springs where she worked part-time at Caribou Lodge, returning to Oregon after a fall where she remained until her death.

She enjoyed playing pinochle and bridge, and doing ceramics. She was active in Soda Springs Baptist Church in Soda Springs and later became a member of Calvary Baptist in Albany, Ore.

She is also preceded in death by her brother, Donald Burton McIntosh.

She is survived by: her daughters, Barbara Smith of Albany, Ore., and Kay Engblom of Missoula, Mont.; seven grandchildren in Montana and three step-grandchildren in Oregon, as well as three great-step-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, at Soda Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Joseph Franell of Albany, Ore., officiating.