Cover photo for JOSEPHINE "JOSIE" SMITH's Obituary
1952 JOSEPHINE 2023


September 3, 1952 — February 25, 2023

Josephine (Josie) Adeline Smith, 70, of Bakersfield, passed away on February 25th, 2023. She left us sadly and very unexpectedly. All who knew her have the comfort knowing that she is at peace in Heaven.

Josie was born on September 3rd, 1952, to Joseph Sarmiento and Adeline Juiliano in Los Angeles. After Josie graduated from Hollywood High School in 1970, she married her husband of 51 years, Craig Smith, in 1972. They went on to be very successful at anything they did together from her being a paralegal and secretary to both working side by side at their car lot or recycling centers.

Josie and Craig shared three children together, Melissa Williams, Craig Smith II, and Amy Smith.

Josie was a beloved wife, loving mother, caring grandmother, sister-in-law, a great big sister, and amazing and loyal friend to all who were blessed to know her. She enjoyed music, concerts, cooking, gardening and being with her family.

Nothing brought Josie more joy than knowing her children were happy and safe. Josie will be desperately missed by all those that she has left behind. Our hearts are so broken by this unexpected loss. She was one of a kind and to be loved by her was to be truly blessed.

Your everlasting love guides us every day. You are always walking by our side. It will be hard because you were the glue of our family, holding us together.

A celebration of her life will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22nd, 2023, at the Stockdale Moose Lodge

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Blessing Corner on Union Avenue, Bakersfield CA, or the Ronald McDonald House.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of JOSEPHINE "JOSIE" SMITH, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 22, 2023

12:00 - 3:00 pm (Pacific time)

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