Shirley Arlene Smith
Shirley Arlene Smith
  • May 28, 1924 - March 6, 2017
  • Santee, California

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Shirley A. Fristo-Smith of Santee, CA, passed away March 6, 2017, in Lakeside, CA. She was born May 28, 1924 in Ogallala, Nebraska.

It was Shirley Smith's desire not to have flowers. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in her name.

Shirley was married to Donald Robert Fristo when she was 18-years-old. As Navy families do, they lived all over the United States during his service years which included Seattle, WA; Dallas. TX; Norman, OK; Ottumwa, IO; Charles Town Beach, RI; Chincoteague, VA; Norfolk, VA; Hutchinson, KS; and finally retiring in La Mesa, CA, in 1956. After her first husband, Bob, passed she married Frank O. Smith and the two lived out there lives in Santee, CA.

Shirley is survived by: a sister, Rowena Jelaco; three daughters, Donna, Jo Ann, and Kay; a son, Jerry; a son, James, who predeceased her; three step children; seven grand-children; twelve great-grand-children; and five great-great-grand-children; one son-in-law; a niece Nicki Jones; a nephew, Ron Jelaco; and a large in-law family.

Her life centered her love of family and she will always be remembered as 'Candy Grandma.'

Funeral will be held 10:00 am, Monday, March 13, 2017, at El Camino Memorial Park. Service to follow.