, 86, loving wife, mother,
grandmother, and great-grandmother, peacefully passed away at home on June
20,2020 of natural causes.
(LoRee) Smith was born June 5, 1934 in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, to Collis and
Verda Smith, LoRee was the youngest of three children with two older brothers
Joseph (Joe) and Dene.
grew up and attended school in Caldwell, Idaho, where she met the love of her
life Lawrence (Larry) Lyman. Larry was smitten with LoRee from the first time
he saw her, soon after they met Larry was drafted to serve in the Korean War.
While oversees, LoRee and Larry wrote each other letters every day. When Larry
returned, he and LoRee married on July 19,1952.
attended college where she studied Astronomy and English but her favorite
subject was her family. She and Larry had 5 wonderful children, Janis, Doug,
Darren, Barb and Jim. LoRee had an amazing faith and love for her family that
carried her through hardships in life. Her mottos are “Never give up.” and
“Always love your children.” She was also known for her free- spirit and sass,
which will be greatly missed.
and LoRee lived a few different places with their family during Larry’s career.
First, in Washington when Larry was employed by the airlines. Second, in Arkansas
where Larry worked with a company building missile silos. A third move to
California, where Larry and LoRee lived in their home in Reseda for 26 years
and then they moved to Escondido. After Larry retired, he and LoRee moved back
to Idaho, following LoRee’s brother, Joe and Sister-in-Law, Joanne.
and LoRee were married 43 years until Larry passed away in 1995. After Larry’s
passing, LoRee lived with Joe and Joanne for 20 years and then with her
daughter Barb where she got to spend time being “GGMa” to her beautiful
was preceded in death by her father and mother, both brothers and husband
is survived by Joanne Smith, Janis and Mike Barrett, Doug and Muriel Lyman,
Darren and Dianne Lyman, Barbara and Dave McDonald, Jim and Christelle Lyman,
several cousins, along with 10 amazing grandchildren and 7 of the cutest great
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m.,
Saturday, June 27
, 2020 at Dry Creek Cemetery
Services are under the direction of the
Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Idaho Humane
Society, 1300 S. Bird St. Boise, ID 83709