Laurie Ellen (Dalton) Smith, 48, of Marion, IA passed away peacefully at her home on August 9, 2019.
Laurie was born on December 23, 1970 in Spring Valley, IL the daughter of Terry Dalton and Nancy (Dalton) Jones. Laurie was a 1989 graduate of Mendota High School. She went on to graduate from Illinois State University in 1993.
Laurie was united in marriage to Brad Smith on October 30, 1998. 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. Laurie loved her customers and teammates and loved helping people.
She loved her family more than anything, especially her daughter Hannah. Laurie 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 Hannah 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. Laurie 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.
Laurie is survived by her husband, Brad Smith of Marion, daughter Hannah Smith of Marion, father Terry Dalton of Mendota, IL, mother Nancy (Dalton) Jones of Peru, IL, brother Matt Dalton (Sara) of Mendota, IL (Lauren, Madelyne, Gabriel and Miles) of Mendota IL, mother-in-law Sharon Smith of Marion, brother-in-law Steve Smith (Tisha) of Pflugerville, TX (Kassie, Bryce and Madison) of TX, aunts, uncles and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, uncles and father-in-law.
Memorials may be directed to the Cedar Valley Humane Society or Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control.
Visitation will take place at Ashton Hill Farm, 803 Vernon Valley Drive, Cedar Rapids, IA, on August 14 from 9am to 11am. A celebration of life service will follow at 11:00 am.