|Carl Harding Smith
|September 27, 2005|
|Carl Harding Smith passed away in California. Details are not available at this time, but I will post them when they become available. My deepest sympathies go out to the entire family, and I pray the LORD will help each family member cope during this time of hurt and loss.|
|Obituary from the Saturday October 01, 2005 Victorville newspaper
courtesy of Kathryn E. Thornburg
A long time resident of both Hawthorne and Victorville, Calif., Carl Smith, died on Sept. 27, 2005.
Born on Nov. 16, 1920, in Hooks, Texas, Carl's family migrated west in the mid-1940s and settled for several years in Tucson, Ariz. He worked several years in a family-owned bakery. He married Bertha Mae Askins on Sept. 9, 1941, in Tucson before moving to California.
Shortly after their arrival, Carl joined the Army where he did service in Europe during World War II. He was employed by Chevron as a manufacturing operator at the El Segundo refinery for 30 years. After retirement, both he and Bertha moved to Victorville, Calif. They were able to travel for numerous years in their Airstream travel trailer. Carl had a love for fishing and camping.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha, now residing in Corona, Calif., his son, Greg and daughter, Kathryn. He has two surviving siblings, Paul and Eleanor, along with three grandchildren, Jennifer, Lana and Derrick, as well as three great-grandchildren, Hannah, Makeda and Amara.
His interment will take place in Tucson, Ariz.