Betty Jean Smith, Oct. 5, 1963 — Jan. 19, 2013

Monday, January 20, 2014 | 5:29 p.m. CST

Betty J. Smith, 50, of Columbia passed away January 19, 2014 at University Hospital.

Betty was born October 5, 1963 in Columbia, MO to Harry and JoAnn Slate.

Betty dedicated her life to work, friends, and her family. She was a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband, Billy Smith; two daughters, Carolyn and Christy Smith; two grandsons, Logan and Gauge Smith-Carter; three sisters and several nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; and two grandchildren, Landon and Leighana Smith.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Memorial Funeral Home.

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