Maledia Della Smith, 75, a longtime Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on April 9, 2018 at Birchview Memory Care in Sedro-Woolley.
She was born on November 1, 1942 in Asheville, North Carolina, the daughter of Denton & Cumi (Hagans) Self. She resided in several states as her family followed work, finally settling in Sedro-Woolley. She graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 1961.
Maledia immediately began a long career in the banking industry, working for National Bank of Commerce, Rainier Bank and U.S. Bank, retiring as an operations manager after 44 years of service.
She was united in marriage to Fred Smith in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho and for over 50 years they have called Sedro-Woolley home. She has been a longtime and active member of the Valley Baptist Church in Sedro-Woolley.
Maledia is survived by her husband, Fred; step-daughter, Tammy Brendicke of Toledo, WA; her brother and his wife, Von & Irma Self of Sedro-Woolley; son-in-law, Jim Ovenell of Burlington; step-granddaughters, Christina & Jennifer and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and by her daughter, Charlene Ovenell.
Private interment services will be held at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Valley Baptist Church in honor or Maledia. Arrangements are under the direction of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley. Share memories of Maledia and sign the online guest register.