1909 – 2013

 Funeral services will be held in the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. for longtime Taft resident, Opal A. Smith, 103. Rev. Trent Meadors, pastor of Taft First Assembly of God will officiate and entombment will be in the West Side District Cemetery Mausoleum. Mrs. Smith was born in Winona, Missouri on October 29, 1909 and passed away in Bakersfield on May 21, 2013. Mrs. Smith moved to Taft in 1920 and later moved to Maricopa, and returned to Taft several years later. In 1928 she married William “Bill” Smith and remained together until Bill's death in 1998. Mrs. Smith had been employed by Standard Oil Company for over 28 years. She was a longtime member of Taft First Assembly of God. Mrs. Smith enjoyed traveling. She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters and a brother. Mrs. Smith is survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to pay their respects on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations in Mrs. Smith's memory may be made to the Taft First Assembly of God, 314 Asher Way, Taft, CA 93268. To convey condolences or sign an online register, please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com.