Barbara Jean Zitzman-Smith
Barbara Jean Zitzman-Smith
  • April 11, 1950 - August 9, 2016
  • Idaho

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Barbara Jean Zitzman-Smith, 66 of Idaho Falls, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at her home. She was born on April 11, 1950 in Pittsburgh, PA to Francis and Isabel (Johnson) Zitzman. She was raised and attended school in Brighton Township, Beaver, PA and later graduated from Penn State University with a BS Degree in Animal Science. She married Norman Smith on October 18, 1975 at the Catholic Church in Industry, PA. She worked in the spay and neuter clinic at the Beaver County, PA Animal Shelter. When she came to Idaho, she was a member and volunteered with the Eagle Rock Backcountry Horsemen; the Idaho Horse Council; the Backcountry Horsemen of Idaho and the Great Western Trail - Idaho Council. She was also active in the Saint John Paul II Catholic Church in Idaho Falls and served in it's Cursillo and Evangelism communities.

Barbara enjoyed horses, backcountry riding and maintaining public land access. She loved horses; loved her husband and her son and her six grandchildren and loved being a professional volunteer and building her community through her work.

Barbara is survived by her husband Norman K. Smith of Idaho Falls; her son: Kiehl F.Z. Smith and his wife Nichole of Ammon, ID; her grandchildren: Christopher, Mary, Iain, Ella Rose and Spencer and her sister Lynn Motch and husband Brian of Avon Lake, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents and her grandson Isiah Kiehl Smith.