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SMEAD, FERN SUSAN KASS
SMEAD, Fern Susan (Kass) 1923 to 2010 Fern was born to Henry and Isabel Kass on February 1, 1923, in Remsin, Iowa. She went to be with the Lord on March 11, 2010, in Lancaster, Calif., at the age of 87. Fern was a very devout Catholic whose fondest memory was the honor of singing for the Pope as a member of the Scottsdale, Ariz., Catholic Choir. Fern also loved to paint landscapes. She was a beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her children Mike Smead of Palmdale, Calif., Tim (Kathy) Smead of Pearblossom, Calif., Cassandra (Smead) Carney (Mike) of Pagosa Springs, Colo., Pat Smead of Santa Barbara, Calif., grandchildren Valerie (Smead) Margand (Marcus) of Petaluma, Calif., Jeff Smead of Quartz Hill, Calif., Cain (Bridget) Smead of Lake Elizabeth, Calif., Ben (Charla) Smead of Denver, Colo., Mary (Carney) Doerges (Ken) of Laguna Hills, Calif., and Lora (Carney) Seelicke (Kevin) of San Diego, Calif., great-grandchildren Patrick and Cain Smead of Denver, Colo., Alexandra and Iain Margand of Petaluma, Calif., and Graham Smead of Lake Elizabeth, Calif. Fern was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Isabel, Brother Nick, sister Katherine, grandson Justin Carney and great-granddaughter Evelyn Margand. She is also survived by her brothers, Bill and Keith (Jean) and sisters Mary and Betty. Graveside services will be held at 12 noon, Friday, March 19, 2010, at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward, Calif. Mumaw Funeral Home and Holy Angels Funeral. Although we will miss her with all our hearts, we know that she is in a better place.

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