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Cloverdale Cemetery ~ Helen Lindoyah Smith ~ part of the Marion County Cemeteries of Oregon
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Smith, Helen Lindoyah
LAST: Smith FIRST: Helen MID: Lindoyah
BORN: abt Nov 1918 DIED: 12 May 2011 BURIED: 16 May 2011
BIRTH PLACE:  Lewistown, Fulton Co., Illinois
Name of father Lewis Utsinger
Maiden name of mother Hattie Randall
1920 WA CENSUS - Helen L. Utsinger, age 1 yr 2 m's [Jan], b. Illinois, is enumerated with father Louis, age 53, occupation box factory laborer, b. Illinois, and Hattie, age 37, b. Illinis, along with Anna, age 6, b. Illinois.
1930 WA CENSUS - Helen Utsinger, age 11, b. Illinois, is enuermerated with Lewis, age 64, occupation farm laborer, b. Illinois, and Hattie, age 47, b. Illinis, along with Margaret S., age 18, b. Illinois, and Anna L., age 11, b. Illinois.  Also enumerated with the family is Sarah E. Randall, identified as mother-in-law [of Lewis], age 71, b. Illinois.
Helen, the daughter of Lewis and Hattie (Randall) Utzinger was born in Lewistown, Illinois. The family, including sisters Anna and Margaret, moved to Puyallup, Washington by train when she was a year old. Helen attended Puyallup schools and Beutel Business College. After graduation she moved to Washington DC to work for the Maritime Commission for five years.
Helen married Wallace R. Smith May 4, 1946 in Puyallup. In addition to Wally’s two children Susan Cunningham, Henderson NV and Donald, Brownsville, OR; they had five more children, Jon, Brownsville; Debby Childers, Lebanon, and Betty Bielenberg, Aumsville. Two daughters Sarah Lindoyah and Margaret Barrett; infant great-grandson Remington, and Wally preceded her in death. Helen is also survived by three nephews.
Helen and Wally lived on a small farm near Graham. Helen also worked as a secretary for the Aetna Life Insurance company in Tacoma.
October 1962 they moved to Tangent, Oregon to be closer to their oldest children and find a better farming area. Helen was a 4-H leader for many years, teaching many children besides her own to cook, bake, can fruits and vegetables, sew and show dairy cattle. They eventually settled in Turner where they had a dairy farm for 20 years.
Helen worked as a secretary for Oregon Freeze Dry Foods in Albany for 19 years, retiring in 1984.
Following her retirement from Oregon Freeze Dry, Helen and Wally began entering their produce and fruit at the Oregon State fair where they garnered many blue ribbons and several “Best of Show” awards.
Helen was also an accomplished knitter, an avid reader and thoroughly enjoyed her 20 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
She was a member of Brownsville Christian Church. Donations may be made to: Brownsville Library or Evergreen Hospice in care of AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home, 805 Ellsworth St. SW, Albany, OR 97321
[Source - AAsum Durfour Funeral Home website] 

Helen Lindoyah Smith, 92, of Albany died Thursday [5/12/2011]. A visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the funeral home. A graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 16, at Cloverdale Cemetery near Turner. A funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Brownsville Christian Church, 117 Main St. AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Democrat Herald [Albany, Oregon] 13 May 2011
Cloverdale Cemetery Association
1920 WA CENSUS (Pierce Co., Puyallup, ED 224, sheet 8B) 
1930 WA CENSUS (Pierce Co., Puyallup, ED 70, sheet 1A)
Democrat Herald
, 13 May 2011

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