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Debrajoe Smith-Beatty


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Debrajoe Smith-Beatty

Debrajoe Smith-Beatty, 80, passed away Jan. 20, 2017, in Mesquite, Nev.

She was born Aug. 26, 1936, in Green River to Joseph Franklin Smith and Vera Robinson.

She married Bill Beatty, but lived an independent life since 1964.

She was raised surrounded by her three siblings and numerous cousins. The gang, as she affectionately called them, lived in Green River and Manila, Utah. While growing up, she played the flute, piano, and sang soprano.

After she graduated from Green River High School in 1954, Smith-Beatty went to study nursing, and later earned masters degree in business.

In her spare time, She enjoyed painting and writing. She worked with several others to self-publish a compilation of short-stories and poems. She was very proud of her volunteer service with the Community Emergency Response Team.

She adored her cat, Babs. She also often expressed her gratitude for her brothers Ron and Ted Smith, and her cousin Houston Robinson, for always being there for her. 

Smith-Beatty is survived by her son, Douglas E. Beatty and spouse Eileen of Boise, Idaho; her four grandchildren, Doug, Cameron, Kirk, Brooke; and one brother, Dr. Ted Smith. Preceded in death by her parents, and her brother Ron Smith and her sister Elizabeth Baxter.

The family will host graveside services at a later date in Huntville, Utah. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in their guest book


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