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Viada Rose Love

Viada Rose Love

Female 1925 - 2012  (87 years)


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  • Name Viada Rose Love 
    Group Pictures 1925  Centralia, Lewis, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Love Family Girls about 1925-1926
    Love Family Girls about 1925-1926
    Left to right: Mildred, Frances, Dora holding Viada
    Born 1 May 1925  Centralia, Lewis, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 9 Jul 1925 
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1930  Peshastin, Chelan, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 8 Apr 1930  Peshastin, Chelan, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1930 US Census. Washington, Chelan,Pashatin. John A.Love Family
    1930 US Census. Washington, Chelan,Pashatin. John A.Love Family
    John A 46 and Dora May 47; Children: Mildred 22; James L. 19; Russel B. 17; Elbert H. 15; Melvin V. 13; Veola R. 4 (this is Viada)
    Frances was married in 1928 so not with the family on this census
    Residence 1931  Fish Lake, Chelan, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family lived at Uncle Ed Smith cabin from August to November. Fish Lake is about 16 miles north of Leavenworth, a mile northeast of Lake Wenatchee  
    Love, Viada Rose with Aunt Elizabeth Soden Love abt 1931 Fish Lake (1).jpg
    Love, Viada Rose with Aunt Elizabeth Soden Love abt 1931 Fish Lake (1).jpg
    Baptism 21 May 1933  Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptism Certificate - Viada Rose Love 1933
    Baptism Certificate - Viada Rose Love 1933
    Census 1940  Leavenworth, Chelan, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Partriarchal Blessing 22 Jul 1941  Cardston, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Patriarchal Blessing
    Patriarchal Blessing
    Viada Rose Love 1941 at the Cardston Temple
    Histories and Articles 2006  Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Story of the events that led to her move from Massachusetts to Idaho Falls. 
    Move to Idaho Falls 2006
    Move to Idaho Falls
    Personal account of the events that led to her move from Massachusetts to Idaho Falls. The PDF file is very large and takes a vew moments to load.
    Obituary Jul 2012  Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth: May 1, 1925
    Washington, USA
    Death: Jul. 7, 2012

    Viada Rose Love Smith, 87, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, passed away July 7, 2012, at Life Care Center of Idaho Falls.

    Viada was born May 1, 1925, in Centralia, Washington, to John Albert Love and Dora May Abbott Love. Viada had fond memories of growing up in Leavenworth and Derby Canyon, Washington. She loved to sing and performed in several high school plays. She was proud of being a good student. After finishing high school, Viada worked for a large Seattle bank.

    In 1946, she met and married Keith Smith. In 1955, they moved to Boothbay Harbor, Maine, with their four children. They lived in Maine for five years, where their fifth child was born. In 1961, they moved to Gloucester, Massachusetts. In 1972, they moved to Falmouth, Massachusetts, where she lived for 33 years. She moved to Idaho Falls in 2005.

    When her children were in elementary school, Viada was very active in PTA, serving as a representative on the PTA Council for East Gloucester and taking a turn as President. She successfully spearheaded a drive to bring Young Audiences Concerts into the public school system and worked hard to bring special counselors and teachers into the school system to benefit children with special needs. She also wrote poetry and songs, which she would often recite or sing throughout her life and enjoyed creating dramatic presentations and writing scripts and songs for the Youth Roadshows.

    After moving to Cape Cod, Viada worked as a real estate broker for several years, eventually being drawn into work with the elderly and handicapped in their own homes. She found it very satisfying and that it brought much love into her life.

    Viada held leadership positions in the Relief Society and organized functions and events and administered to the compassionate service needs of her ward. She served as Public Affairs Specialist for the Stake. She was also known for putting on wonderful buffets and was sought after to cater and decorate weddings and stake affairs.

    One of the projects she particularly enjoyed was producing a ward newsletter which she called "The Seagull." She did this for 10 years for the Cape Cod Ward and revived the tradition for awhile for the Idaho Falls Third Ward.

    Viada was known for her love and enthusiasm for life. In her own words: "I am grateful life has given me so many opportunities to use creative talents and to develop organizational skills. I am also grateful to have felt a guiding spiritual force in my life. I have developed a great love of life and for people. I have had challenges . . . but with God's help, always bounced back and kept on going. I am grateful for a strong faith which has seen me through important times of crisis. Perhaps the most important lesson I have learned is that the greatest happiness comes in service to others."

    Viada is survived by
    Son, David K. Smith of Ft. Lauderdale, FL,
    Daughter, Bonnie S. Montierth of Idaho Falls, ID;
    Son, Girard C. Smith of Idaho Falls, ID;
    Daughter, Linda Padilla of Orlando, FL,
    Daughter, Jacqueline Smith of Rexburg, ID;
    3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers and two sisters.

    Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the Idaho Falls LDS 3rd Ward, 2025 Jennie Lee Drive. The family will visit with friends from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
     
    Died 7 Jul 2012  Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Funeral 11 Jul 2012  Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Funeral Book-Viada Rose Love Smith 11 Jul 2012
    Funeral Book-Viada Rose Love Smith 11 Jul 2012
    Age 87 years 
    Buried 11 Jul 2012  Rose Hill Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • !BIRTH: Records from Bible of Dora May Abbott.
      !MARRIAGE: License Dept, 401 Adm Bldg, Seattle, Washington 98104.

    Person ID I1407  Our Family
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2014 

    Father Ancestors John Albert Love,   b. 19 Jan 1884, Marion, Smyth, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1948, Seattle, King, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Dora May Abbott,   b. 19 Apr 1882, Mount Auburn, Benton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1962, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 7 Nov 1906  Peshastin, Chelan, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Marriage Certificate: Love, John A. and Dora M. Abbott
    Marriage Certificate: Love, John A. and Dora M. Abbott
    Marriage Certificate 6 Nov 1906 Page 1
    Marriage Certificate: Love, John A. and Dora M. Abbott
    Marriage Certificate: Love, John A. and Dora M. Abbott
    Marriage Certificate,6 Nov 1906 Page 2
    Residence Family 1915  Beehive Mountain, Chelan, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    lived at Sqilchuck Canyon where John Albert owned a sawmill 
    Residence Family 1916  Dee, Hood, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Melvin born here 
    Residence Family 1918  Onalaska, Lewis, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Now Granite Washington 
    Residence Family Mar 1920  Coal Creek, Chehalis, Lewis, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    moved to a farm in early spring 
    Residence Family 1921  Mesquill, Lewis, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sawmill town 
    Residence Family 4 Aug 1921  Dryad, Lewis, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Informant on stepfather Daniel Rosengerger death certificate gives this residence 
    Residence Family 1924-1927  Centralia, Lewis, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Moved to Centralia in 1924. Viada was born here. 
    Residence Family 1929-1930  Wenatchee Valley, Peshastin, Chelan, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Derby Canyon Love Ranch 
    Love-Old Derby Ranch, John Albert Love ranched this property about 1930
    Love-Old Derby Ranch, John Albert Love ranched this property about 1930
    Top picture -Left to right: Melvin, Elbert, John Albert Love, Russell, Viada, James Lawrence Love.

    Bottom picture: John Albert Love family working in the fields.
    Love-Old Derby House in Peshastin, Washington.
    Love-Old Derby House in Peshastin, Washington.
    John Albert Love family lived here, uncertain of the year.
    Love-Derby Canyon Ranch in Washington
    Love-Derby Canyon Ranch in Washington
    Note in Elbert Love history: "from Centralia moved to Love Ranch located in the Wenatchee Valley near Peshastin", after 1929. No identification of the people in this picture.
    Family Activities Aug 1931  Fish Lake, Chelan, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Love-Cabin at Fish Lake, Washington
    Love-Cabin at Fish Lake, Washington
    Uncle Ed Smith's Cabin (John's sister Alice husband), the Love family spent August to November 1931 here. This is the cabin in which Elbert and Melvin were in a big bear tried to get in. The boys would take a stick and bang it against a fry pan making a bang, as the bear would try to push on the door, the sound hurt the bears ears, shake his head and try again, each time he hit the door a big bang sounded. Eventually, the bear went away shaking his head. Melvin makes not of this incident in his brief history. (not sure who the 2 girls are in this picture)
    Residence Family Aug 1931  Fish Lake, Chelan, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The family lived at Uncle Ed Smith cabin from August to November, Fish Lake is about 16 miles North of Leavenworth and about 1 mile North East of Wenatchee 
    Residence Family Nov 1931  Leavenworth, Chelan, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Using her inheritance from her father, Dora May Abbott purchases this home. 
    Histories
    Love Family Conversion by Frances Imogene Love
    Love Family Conversion by Frances Imogene Love
    Notes written by Frances on 28 Aug 1985 "Remembering when...". This is in PDF format and make take a few moments to load.
    Family ID F372  Group Sheet

    Family Ancestors Keith Anthony Smith,   b. 19 Jul 1925, Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 2001, Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 21 Mar 1946  Seattle, King, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Love, Viada wedding to Keith A. Smith, 21 Mar 1946
    Love, Viada wedding to Keith A. Smith, 21 Mar 1946
    Left to right: Ray Andelin (friend); June Grover (friend-sister to Val Grover); Keith Smith; Viada Love; Mildred Love (sister); Melvin Love (brother).
    Wedding-Viada Rose Love and Keith Anthony Smith 21 Mar 1946
    Wedding-Viada Rose Love and Keith Anthony Smith 21 Mar 1946
    Children 
     1. Living
    +2. Living
     3. Living
    +4. Living 2x 
     5. Living
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2009 
    Family ID F561  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsGroup Pictures - 1925 - Centralia, Lewis, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 May 1925 - Centralia, Lewis, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Peshastin, Chelan, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 8 Apr 1930 - Peshastin, Chelan, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Family lived at Uncle Ed Smith cabin from August to November. Fish Lake is about 16 miles north of Leavenworth, a mile northeast of Lake Wenatchee - 1931 - Fish Lake, Chelan, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 21 May 1933 - Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Mar 1946 - Seattle, King, Washington, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistories and Articles - Story of the events that led to her move from Massachusetts to Idaho Falls. - 2006 - Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Birth: May 1, 1925 Washington, USA Death: Jul. 7, 2012 Viada Rose Love Smith, 87, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, passed away July 7, 2012, at Life Care Center of Idaho Falls. Viada was born May 1, 1925, in Centralia, Washington, to John Albert Love and Dora May Abbott Love. Viada had fond memories of growing up in Leavenworth and Derby Canyon, Washington. She loved to sing and performed in several high school plays. She was proud of being a good student. After finishing high school, Viada worked for a large Seattle bank. In 1946, she met and married Keith Smith. In 1955, they moved to Boothbay Harbor, Maine, with their four children. They lived in Maine for five years, where their fifth child was born. In 1961, they moved to Gloucester, Massachusetts. In 1972, they moved to Falmouth, Massachusetts, where she lived for 33 years. She moved to Idaho Falls in 2005. When her children were in elementary school, Viada was very active in PTA, serving as a representative on the PTA Council for East Gloucester and taking a turn as President. She successfully spearheaded a drive to bring Young Audiences Concerts into the public school system and worked hard to bring special counselors and teachers into the school system to benefit children with special needs. She also wrote poetry and songs, which she would often recite or sing throughout her life and enjoyed creating dramatic presentations and writing scripts and songs for the Youth Roadshows. After moving to Cape Cod, Viada worked as a real estate broker for several years, eventually being drawn into work with the elderly and handicapped in their own homes. She found it very satisfying and that it brought much love into her life. Viada held leadership positions in the Relief Society and organized functions and events and administered to the compassionate service needs of her ward. She served as Public Affairs Specialist for the Stake. She was also known for putting on wonderful buffets and was sought after to cater and decorate weddings and stake affairs. One of the projects she particularly enjoyed was producing a ward newsletter which she called "The Seagull." She did this for 10 years for the Cape Cod Ward and revived the tradition for awhile for the Idaho Falls Third Ward. Viada was known for her love and enthusiasm for life. In her own words: "I am grateful life has given me so many opportunities to use creative talents and to develop organizational skills. I am also grateful to have felt a guiding spiritual force in my life. I have developed a great love of life and for people. I have had challenges . . . but with God's help, always bounced back and kept on going. I am grateful for a strong faith which has seen me through important times of crisis. Perhaps the most important lesson I have learned is that the greatest happiness comes in service to others." Viada is survived by Son, David K. Smith of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Daughter, Bonnie S. Montierth of Idaho Falls, ID; Son, Girard C. Smith of Idaho Falls, ID; Daughter, Linda Padilla of Orlando, FL, Daughter, Jacqueline Smith of Rexburg, ID; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers and two sisters. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the Idaho Falls LDS 3rd Ward, 2025 Jennie Lee Drive. The family will visit with friends from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. - Jul 2012 - Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Jul 2012 - Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFuneral - 11 Jul 2012 - Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Jul 2012 - Rose Hill Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Love, Russell Beryl and Viada Rose Love Smith,Summer of 1990
    Love, Russell Beryl and Viada Rose Love Smith,Summer of 1990
    Love. Viada Rose Smith High School graduate 1942-1943 Chelan, Washington
    Love. Viada Rose Smith High School graduate 1942-1943 Chelan, Washington
    Boarded with Eleanor Wills Love (Viada's sister in law) while Eleanor taught English at Chelan High School 1942-1943
    Eleanor Wills Love and Viada Love with Ward Missionaries 1943
    Eleanor Wills Love and Viada Love with Ward Missionaries 1943
    located in 2nd row from the back, Eleanor2nd from left and Viada is 3rd
     Viada Rose Love Smith 1925-2012
    Viada Rose Love Smith 1925-2012
    Young Adult
     Viada Rose Love with doll buggy
    Viada Rose Love with doll buggy
     Viada Rose Love
    Viada Rose Love
    young child, picture is very poor quality
    Viada Love and Russell Love
    Viada Love and Russell Love
    Sister and Brother
    Viada Love
    Viada Love
    Viada Love child
    Viada Love child
    Viada Love Smith at home age 16
    Viada Love Smith at home age 16
    Viada Love Smith  at home age 16
    Viada Love Smith at home age 16
    Viada Love Smith at home age 16
    Viada Love Smith at home age 16
    Viada Love
    Viada Love
    Viada Love Smith sitting on bridge
    Viada Love Smith sitting on bridge
    Viada Love Smith (9).jpg
    Viada Love Smith (9).jpg
    Viada Love
    Viada Love
    Viada Love age 19
    Viada Love age 19
    Viada Love  and Betsy Evangeline Love-cousins
    Viada Love and Betsy Evangeline Love-cousins
    Big Brother James Lawrence Love and Viada Rose Love  abt 1928.
    Big Brother James Lawrence Love and Viada Rose Love abt 1928.

  • Sources 
    1. [S100] Find A Grave, Created by: Barb Record added: Jul 09, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 93345927 (Reliability: 3), 21 Mar 2013.
      no headstone at this date of entry-photo

    2. [S21] Personal records of Dora Love Abbott, family group sheets, correspondence, and bible records, Certitied Marriage Certificate (Reliability: 4).
      Certified Marriage Certificate #410 recorded 21 Nov 1906 in the County of Chelan, Washington. in Book One and page 245 of Marriages.
      7 Nov 1906 John A. Love and Dora M. Abbott, both of Chelan Conty were joined in marriage