Inez Lois Smith |

Inez Lois Smith

Inez Lois Smith died Nov. 11, 2005, at Barton Memorial Hospital with her family and loved ones at her side.

She was born Oct. 13, 1914, at Little Rock, Ark. She had resided at South Lake Tahoe for the past 22 years, taking an extended time to be with her daughter and other family members in Colorado. Inez had been a resident of Barton Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility for the past four years. She had many treasured friends among the residents and nursing staff and all who knew her. Inez studied nursing and became a licensed vocational nurse. She worked for over 40 years and she cared for the elderly. She loved spending time with her family, cooking, gardening, camping, fishing and trying her luck at the casinos.

She is survived by her daughters, Carol Sjogren of Brush, Colo., and Lois Johnstone of South Lake Tahoe; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Joel Ansley; father and mother, Samuel and Coral Stanford; sons, Joel and Gerald Ansley; and sister, Imagen Patterson.

Friends and family had a small service Nov. 11 at Barton Memorial Skilled Nursing and will lay her to rest at Happy Homestead Cemetery soon.

The family suggests donation in Inez’s memory be made to Barton Memorial Skilled Nursing Activities Department.