Betty Jean Smith dedicated her life to family, friends

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | 8:57 p.m. CST; updated 9:33 p.m. CST, Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Betty Jean Smith of Columbia died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. She was 50. Betty Jean Smith

She was born Oct. 5, 1963 to Harry and JoAnn Slate in Columbia. She married Billy Smith on Sept. 18, 1982.

Betty Jean Smith dedicated her life to work, friends and family.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, Billy Smith; her daughters, Carolyn and Christy Smith; her two grandchildren, Logan and Gauge Smith-Carter; three sisters and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents and two grandchildren, Landon and Leighana Smith, died earlier.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.

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