Clarice Smith, 1923-2020

Published 3:18 pm Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Clarice Olivia Smith was born on Feb. 5, 1923, and she passed on April 26, 2020. She was 97 years old. She was proud of her family and loved people. Clarice was born to Clara and Oluf Jackson in Albert Lea.

Clarice Smith

Clarice obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in education from Winona State University. She was a teacher in both small country schools and larger city schools. Clarice was a member of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education. Clarice also dabbled in a few other occupations like dental assistant and a copy editor for the Legislative Council for the state of Montana.

In 1955, Clarice married Glenn Richard Smith in Laramie, Wyoming. Clarice and Glenn were blessed with two children, a daughter, Elaine, and a son, John. Their family were active members in the First Lutheran Church. Clarice taught Sunday school, Bible school, and was a member of the Altar Guild. She was on the Lutheran Brotherhood Board for many years.

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Clarice is survived by her son, John, and his wife, Missy; three grandchildren, Brooklynne Smith, Anthony Michaelson and Pamela Michaelson; and several great-grandchildren. Clarice is preceded in death by her spouse, Glenn R. Smith, and her daughter, Elaine M. Smith.

Burial will be held in Albert Lea. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Compassus Hospice, 1075 N Rodney St. Suite 102, Helena, MT 59601. Please visit to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Clarice.