Ardell Margaret Smith died on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the age of 84.
Ardell was born on October 6, 1928 in Elk River Minnesota to parents Corrine and Robert Greener. She graduated from Frederick High School and soon after married Henry J. Smith. While married, Ardell worked in Civil Service in Great Lakes, IL, Los Angeles CA and Patrick Air Force Base. After raising her family, Ardell went back to school and earned a degree in Hotel Motel Management and an A.A. from Brevard Junior College. In 1982, Ardell graduated from Rollins College with honors and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Programming. She then rejoined the workforce as a computer programmer working for Grumman Technical Service at Kennedy Space Center until she retired in 1994. Ardell loved to garden and was an experienced global traveler.
Ardell was survived by sons James S. Smith (Sandra) and Jeffrey B. Smith (Terri), daughter Lynn Clifton (Bill) and grandchildren Alexandra Smith, Andrea Smith, Bill Clifton, Quinten Smith and Cameron Smith, sisters Rayola Sparish (Mike), Bonita Greener; and four brothers, Marvin Greener (Gaynice), Robert Greener (Judy), Alvin Greener (Joyce), and Glenn Greener (Cathy). She was predeceased by her husband Henry J. Smith, daughter Lisa Ann, and parents Corrine and Robert Greener, sisters Wanda Monchilovich, Claire Falkenthal, Gloria Sondergaard and one brother, Kenneth Greener.
A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Sharpes, FL. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to
, 4450 W Eau Gallie Blvd Ste 280, Melbourne, FL 32934 or Wuesthoff Hospice, 661 Eyster Boulevard, Rockledge, FL.