May 29, 2010

Kathmandu, Nepal

Dear Friends:

I am deeply saddened to inform you that Sharon’s Mom, Phyllis Smestad, went to be with the Lord on May 28, 2010.  She was 88-years old and was living in an assisted living facility near our home in Costa Mesa. She had been in ill health for the last few years.

Phyllis was a devoted and loving wife, Mom, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She had been married to Sharon’s Dad, Orson, for 61-years when he passed away in February of 2003. Their marriage was so strong and special that she was never the same after Orson died.  Phyllis and Orson had 6 children.  Sharon was their oldest child and only daughter.

Phyllis was a truly great Mother-in-Law, and I loved her dearly.  We will all miss her greatly.  Please keep the entire family in your prayers.

I love you Sharon,