Loy C Smith, 85, of Baker City, often said that she would die in the same place she was born. While it wasn't the same building, it was the same town. She was born on May 24th, 1935 in Baker City to parents Raymond and Ellen "Polly" Pauline (Boyd) Fossum and passed in the early morning hours of October 27th, 2020 in Baker City.
Loy (named after Loy Wisdom of the Baker Wisdom House) lived a full life, forever calling Oregon her home. Most of her time was spent in Heppner, Forest Grove and Baker City. She loved architectural design, the Chicago Cubs, bad jokes, the Oregon Interpretive Center and most of all her family and friends. She never met a stranger and had the ability to make anyone laugh with her perfectly timed quips.
Loy is preceded in death by her first husband Wayne Harsin.
She is survived by her husband Jim Smith of Baker City; daughter Cindy Heesacker, son Dallas (Laura) Harsin, son Kerry (Sue) Harsin; 6 grandchildren Emily (Daniel) Heryla, Sara Harsin, Christina Heesacker, Angela (Matt) Kaseberg, Rob Harsin and Tyson (Lauren) Heesacker; 3 great grandchildren, George and Oliver Heryla and Paulen Kaseberg; two step sons Dane and Darrell Smith; four step grandchildren and six step great grandchildren; her younger sister Lynn Liebe, brother-in-law Bill and their family, as well as countless other "favorite/adopted" grandchildren.
She went on her own terms and in her own time, staying true to her stubborn nature. The family would like to thank the incredible staff at Ashley Manor Assisted Living in Baker City who loved Loy so much. To honor her memory we ask that you listen to your favorite music and take a drive. She always loved a good jam session and the view of her mountains. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity in her honor through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences can be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
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