On February 17, 2014, Ardella Smith went home to be with Jesus peacefully, while in her home at Evergreen, Colorado with her husband Bob Smith by her side. They had been married 63 years.
Ardella was born on December 2, 1927 in Ada, MN to Albert & Olga Fetting. She was the oldest of 4 children.
Ardella enrolled in St. Lukes School of Nursing and became a Registered Nurse in 1948. Her training took her to Ada, MN, Chicago, IL and eventually to Evergreen, CO. Ardella worked in the family business for 48 years. Ardella was an avid indoor and outdoor gardener, alpine skier and loved to be outdoors with her family camping and jeeping in the beautiful Colorado back country. She shared her strong Christian faith often with many people.
Ardella is survived by her husband, Bob; her brother, Virgil (wife Mary Jane) of Canyon City, CO; her sister, Angie (husband Darrel - Baldy) of Brainerd, MN; and brother, Darwin (Pete) of Scottsdale, AZ.; her daughter, Cindy (husband Tim) of Bainbridge Island, WA; son, Steve (wife Joan) of Evergreen, CO; Grand children Sara, Sean, Kevin, Crystal, Kendra; and great grandson Huckleberry.
A memorial service to celebrate the vibrant life of Ardella will be held Saturday February 22 at 4:00 pm at Activation Ministry Center, 166 South Lookout Mountain Road Golden, CO 80401 (on Lookout Mountain).
In Lieu of flowers, Ardella would love a donation to the building fund of her church, Activation Ministry Center.