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Agnes T. Smith

Agnes Smith, 98, of Northwood, ND passed away Monday, April 22, at 4000 Valley Square, Grand Forks, ND. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northwood. A visitation will be held Saturday from 12:00 until the time of the service at the church.
Agnes Helen Thingelstad was born to Carl, Sr. and Gina (Tandberg) Thingelstad on January 11, 1915 in rural Northwood, ND, where life on the family farm with five sisters and one brother was never lacking for excitement. She was a baptized and confirmed member of Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church. In 1933, she graduated from Northwood High School and then attended Aaker's Business College.
Agnes married Aris J. Smith and became step-mother to Richard Smith on October 4th, 1950 in Miami, FL. Together they established in Boca Raton, FL, Smith and DeShields, Inc., building materials. They enjoyed many years together sharing homes and adventures in Coral Gables, Boca Raton, Key West, Big Sky, and Nova Scotia. Following Aris' death in 1988, Agnes began spending summers in Northwood and eventually moved "back home" full time in 2002.
Aggie was a staunch Republican who was very supportive of political causes and Veteran's organizations. She had a very generous heart and thought highly of her family. She will be greatly missed.
Preceding her in death were her husband Aris, son Richard, her sisters Tally (Ed) Schave, Ethel Thingelstad, Carol (Joe) Fontaine, Ruth (George) Roark, Elaine (Bob) Knight, her brother, Carl (Blanche) Thingelstad, and one brother, Harlan, who died in infancy. Survivors include three grandchildren, Karl Ashley (Leilani) Smith, Hillary Smith, and Carey Sue (Fred) Barney; five great-grandchildren, Mireille, Gareth, Richard, Elvyra, and Aris; and several nieces and nephews.


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