Julia Smith

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Julia Regina Jones Smith, 87, formerly of King Hill, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at Gooding County Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

She had been living at the Shoshone Rehabilitation Center in Shoshone for the past four years.

No service is planned at this time. Cremation was under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.

Julia and her twin sister, Rachel, were born on Sept. 8, 1921, in Washington, D.C., to Edwin Warren Jones and Margaret Ethyl Philips Jones. She lived in Riverdale, Berwyn Heights and College Park, Md., most of her life, coming to Idaho in 2004 to be closer to her son.

She worked for the University of Maryland in the registration department for over 20 years, retiring in 1979.

Julia married Herbert Dale Smith, Jr., in 1940 and they had two children, Julie-Ray and Dale Warren.

"She loved to travel and read, especially about history, and she always kept her knitting needles busy," her family said. "She was well known for her hats, which she always wore."

She is survived by: her daughter, Julie-Ray, and her husband, Arnold Stewart, of Rockville, Md.; her son, Dale W., and his wife, Vicki Smith, of King Hill; a nephew; four grandchildren; her special friend, Richard Clinkenbeard of San Diego, Calif., and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Rachel Jones Fanning.