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Patricia Jean Smith

March 25, 1926 ~ February 24, 2022 (age 95)

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Patricia Jean Smith, 95, of San Diego, California, passed away February 24, 2022. Her preferred name was Jean. She was born March 25, 1926, in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of the late Donald M. Mahaffey and Grace Malloy-Mahaffey.  She was married to William H. Smith (Bill) for 74 years. During their marriage, they enjoyed world-wide travel including visits to every populated continent of the world.

Jean enjoyed water-skiing, snow-skiing, and golf. She became a Pro-Am in golfing in Nebraska in the 1960s and 1970s. Jean and Bill were invited to Morocco to participate in a couple’s golf tournament in the 1980s. Mr. and Mrs. Smith were primarily in agricultural businesses. She would deliver her homemade meals to the farmers in the field in her Cadillac before they moved to California in the 1980s.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Smith “Bill” and her brother, Donald Mahaffey, Jr.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Debbie Smith of San Diego, California; granddaughters Holly Smith and Heather Smith of Omaha, Nebraska; grandson, Jeremy Smith of Omaha, Nebraska. Her Great Grandchildren are: Jera Smith of San Diego, California, Samantha Robey, Lincoln Chapman,  Jackson Chapman, and Alana Smith of Omaha, Nebraska.

Special thanks go out to Casa de las Campanas SCR employees for their kind care and for making Jean’s life enjoyable.

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