MARION, Iowa - Laurie Ellen (Dalton) Smith, 48, of Marion, Iowa passed away peacefully at her home on Aug. 9, 2019.
Visitation will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at Ashton Hill Farm, 803 Vernon Valley Drive, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A celebration of life service will follow at 11 a.m.
Laurie was born Dec. 23, 1970 in Spring Valley to Terry Dalton and Nancy (Dalton) Jones. She married Brad Smith on Oct. 30, 1998.
Survivors include her husband of Marion; one daughter, Hannah Smith of Marion; her father, Terry Dalton of Mendota; her mother, Nancy (Dalton) Jones of Peru; one brother, Matt (Sara) Dalton of Mendota and their children, Lauren, Madelyne, Gabriel and Miles; her mother-in-law, Sharon Smith of Marion; one brother-in-law, Steve (Tisha) Smith of Pflugerville, Texas, Kassie, Bryce and Madison; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, uncles and father-in-law.
Laurie was a 1989 graduate of Mendota High School and was chosen as the 1989 Sweet Corn Festival Queen. She went on to graduate from Illinois State University in 1993. Laurie and Brad met at McLeodUSA, where she worked in training and sales management. She later transitioned into pharmaceutical sales and was employed by GlaxoSmithKline at the time of her passing. She loved her customers and teammates and loved helping people. Laurie loved her family more than anything, especially her daughter, Hannah. She was heavily involved in the Linn-Mar School District so she could spend as much time with Hannah as possible. She loved going to watch her daughter in dance, cheer and especially Show Choir. She was so proud that Hannah made 10th Street Edition her senior year. Laurie was selfless, always putting others first. She loved animals and volunteered at the Cedar Valley Humane Society/PetSmart. Her cats and dog will miss her dearly. Laurie’s friends were very special and were a highlight of her life. She enjoyed traveling, reading and cooking.
Memorials may be directed to the Cedar Valley Humane Society or Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.