Deidre Anne (Johnson) Smith, age 59, passed unexpectedly into God's loving arms on Monday, April 22, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born to Ronald Henry Johnson and Dorothea Suzanne (Seymour) Johnson.

Deidre Anne (Johnson) Smith, age 59, passed unexpectedly into God’s loving arms on Monday, April 22, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born to Ronald Henry Johnson and Dorothea Suzanne (Seymour) Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard E. Smith. She is survived by her parents; a sister, Tamara; and her children, April Svec and husband Michael, Ashley Lux, Amie Smith, Eric Smith and Joshua Smith.

She was an adoring Nana to Justin, Cameron and Brendan Smith and Olivia, Ethan and Emily Svec.

Dee was an amazing person, a talented artist, loyal friend, adorable daughter, fierce momma, and a delightful Nana. There was nothing creative she could not do. She loved challenges and energetically pursued her interests. She studied sewing, cake decorating and flower arranging until she found her true passion in photography. She was instrumental in the family marine business and set a fashion trend for wearing mink coats while winterizing boats.

She derived so much pleasure from helping others. Her smile, her laugh and her joy were infectious. And she will be missed by all who knew her. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel. Burial will follow in Garber Memorial Estates, Laurie, Missouri. Visitation will be from 1:00-3:00 p.m., Sunday in the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Stand Up To Cancer.

Online condolences may be left at www.kidwellgarber.com.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.