Connie Marie Smith

Connie Marie Smith passed away on May 25th, 2022.

Connie Marie Smith of Cottage Grove, Oregon passed away on May 25th, 2022.  She was born December 1st, 1954, in Cottage Grove, to the parents of Gilbert and Lorraine Yearous, who are lifelong residents of Cottage Grove.  She is survived by her loving partner of 32 years, Todd Miller, Her 4 children, Sonya, Jessica, Dylan and Destiny Smith, Her 13 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, her parents, and 8 siblings.

Connie had a great love for horses.  There was never a time that she didn’t have horses grazing in her pasture.  Connie enjoyed rock hunting with friends every chance she got.  Her flower beds are filled with beautiful rocks she has gathered over the years, and she was often found working in the flower beds of others. 

Connie met the Lord early in life and she was very instrumental in leading other family members to Jesus.  Connie was fiercely loyal to the family.  She loved every moment with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Connie had a way of storytelling like no other.  She didn’t try to be funny, but she was.  Connie was known for wearing all kinds of interesting hats and beautiful vintage jewelry.  She will be deeply missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, June 4th, at 3:00pm, at Living Faith Assembly, 467 South 10th Street, in Cottage Grove.  In remembrance of Connie, we would like to invite anyone who would like, wear their favorite hat to the service.  A reception will follow at the Cottage Grove Armory, 628 E. Washington Avenue.

Arrangements in the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel & Crematorium.