Stephanie Eileen Smith
Mother, Granny, and Friend
On Thursday July 22, 2021 Stephanie Eileen Smith, our beloved, passed away at age 60. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, NV.
Stephanie was born on Monday, February 13th, 1961 in Santa Clara County California to Eileen Meyers. She was one of seven children. In high school she went on to became a state champion in basketball. She continued to reside in California with her family until she met her husband in Reno, Nevada. Once married she lived for many years in Alabama. She prided herself in the aspects of country life where she enjoyed fishing, camping, camp fires, and eventually having her only son Michael in 1983. Alabama Football was the main attraction on Saturdays down south, and if you had the pleasure to be in her company you know you’d hear a healthy “Roll Tide Roll”!
Stephanie lived her life choosing many professions, never wearing the same hat twice. Her many jobs, to name a few, were seamstress, delivery driver, print shop technician, auction driver, basketball coach, seafood clerk, ice cream truck owner, caregiver, and yes, even a chicken plant technician. Not to mention, her favorite job of all was love giver! All of the many experiences Stephanie had made her the person we will love and remember every day. That is the way she lived, for the next day, the next adventure, one day at a time! She will be dearly missed by us all, her memory and spirit is still very much alive and well with us each day.
If life gets hard, all we need to do is to remember her demonstrations of love and strength through challenging times as well as hear her voice say “Get it together” to put life back in focus. We are all stronger, learning from such a loving, caring, funny, crazy, and beautiful woman! Stephanie’s favorite thing to do was enjoy an ice cold beer with her family! Every holiday, birthday, or special occasion is where she thrived. A good laugh, and putting a smile on your face was one of her many pleasure. She’d tell you the main ingredient in every prepared meal was “Love”.
Family life took her many places, including Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, and right here in Southern Nevada. She leaves behind her son Michael, his wife Melina, and their two children Mason, and Makayla. As per her wishes, she will be cremated at McDermott’s Funeral and Cremation Services. An intimate celebration of life will be held in her honor with close friends and family.
To her “Love is everything, it’s a rose on a stone, it’s the words in a song that choir sings. It’s the tears in goodbye and the place that you fly to, to get your wings. Yeah, Love’s the King! Love is everything.”
So, thank you for all the love, laughter, fights, and tears. Thank you for always being there for us through good times and bad times! You will never be forgotten as your memory and spirit will be kept close in our hearts forever. This is where the cowgirl rides away, until we meet again Mom, goodbye for now… Roll Tide Roll.