Leah Smith Obituary

Leah Marie Smith
Leah Marie Smith
Leah Marie Smith

November 10, 1998 - May 29, 2015
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Urbandale/Waukee, IA
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Leah Marie Smith, 16, died unexpectedly on Friday, May 29, 2015, at home. Funeral services will be held 10:30 am Wednesday, June 3, at the Waukee Christian Church in Waukee. Cremation will follow services and private inurnment will be at the Waukee Cemetery at a later date.

Leah was born on November 10, 1998 and lived in Waukee surrounded by family and friends until her passing. She was a lover of all animals. Leah enjoyed riding horses at Camp Hantesa in Boone. She had creative spirit for arts and music all her life. Leah was active in outdoor sports, and loved swimming, soccer, track, hiking and camping. She was involved for many years in Girl Scouts and church activities.

Leah had a smile that would warm hearts and quickly made friends. She will be deeply missed by those close to her.

Leah is survived by her parents, Gail and Ginger Smith and her grandparents, Vivian Smith of Waukee and Arliss and Lawrence Gadbaw of Orono, MN, and many aunts, uncles and cousins from across the country. She will join her late grandfather Verle Smith, formerly of Waukee.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, at Iles-Westover Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for Camp Hantesa near Boone, where she enjoyed many summers. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.
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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Waukee Christian Church
2907 T. Avenue
Waukee, IA 50263
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
10:30 AM