Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Maledia Della Smith Memorial
Maledia Della Smith Memorial

Maledia Della Smith

Maledia Della Smith

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

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.


  • Jan Tedesco

    On behalf of the Jim Price family who knew the family for years we send our sympathy and prayers. Jan Price Tedesco

  • Patricia Hanstad Pleas

    With the passing of Maledia, those that knew her lost a special person in their lives. To me, she was the nicest, and kindest, with a wonderful smile and a sense of humor that would catch you off guard if you weren’t paying attention. I cherish her friendship that lasted from our SWHS school years. Maledia was honest and genuine, and will be missed by all those that knew her. My sincerest sympathy to her entire family. RIP dear beautiful friend, until I see you again.

  • C

    To the Godmother of my children,

    May the light that shined so bright in you, shine through us until we breath no more.

    Thank you for your teachings and sharing your believes in love, kindness, compassion, empathy and humanity. You are a true disciple and I am a grater human-being because of you.