Constance Gail (Connie) (Scribner) Smith
|Posted 2018-05-13 by Judy Wight Branson|
|The Daily Courier, Prescott, Arizona|
Sunday, May 13, 2018, page 9a
Constance Gail Scribner Smith (Connie) was born in Lewiston, Maine,
in 1935, to David Walter Scribner and Glenys Reinette (Carlson)
Scribner. Connie passed away with her family at her side at the YRMC
hospital May 2, 2018, as a result of multiple illnesses and
Connie grew-up in the small mill town of Lisbon Falls, Maine, where
her father owned and operated the drug store and soda shop. She
graduated from high school in Lisbon Falls and attended Tufts
University in Boston. She later worked for the telephone company
until she met and married Lieutenant Barton Smith, U.S. Navy, in
1955. She enjoyed the Navy lifestyle, and even endured multiple
household moves for the next 21 years during active duty. She was a
leader among the Navy wives, and served as president of many wife’s
groups, and led charitable fundraising events. She later started her
own business administering FAA written exams to aspiring pilots and
aviation mechanics. She quickly became an integral part of the
“Oakland California Airport family” as evidenced when the aviation
schools & training facilities, local mechanics and private airplane
owners, dubbed her the “Mother of Earhart Road”, the street where
they were all located. She was honored by the FAA for her diligence
and integrity in testing the students.
She brought four children into the world and raised them to be
wonderful parents, who are compassionate and contributing members of
their communities. She is survived by husband Bart, daughter Dana
DeJoria, sons Mark, Barton, Steven, their spouses, and seven
A Memorial service to honor her life will be celebrated on Friday,
May 18, 2018, at 3 p.m., at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, located at
2000 Shepard’s Lane, Prescott, AZ, 86301.
In lieu of flowers the family appreciates your consideration for a
donation to People Who Care, P.O. Box 12977, Prescott, AZ 86304; or
peoplewhocareaz.com Ruffner-Wakelin Funeral Homes and Crematory
assisted the family with arrangements.
Please login on to www.ruffnerwakelin.com to sign the online
guestbook and share a memory with the family
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