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Dora Smith

Dora Smith, age 96, resident of Brainerd, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at the Crosby Care Center. She was born on April 25, 1914, in Pillager, Minn., to Harry and Maude Simons.

She is survived by four sons, Leroy (Jeanie), of Brainerd, Keith (Marge), of Brainerd, Donald (Eva), of Brainerd, and Kenneth (Mona) of Chisholm; five daughters, Donna (James) Jensen, of Crosby, Della (Bill) Mimm, of Brainerd, Phyllis (Bob) Tilley, of Auburn, Wash., Ruth (Mike) Hardy, of Federal Way, Wash., and Patricia Pint, of Port Townsend, Wash.; 25 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Alfred (Iona) Simons, of Pillager, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Woodrow in 2004; her daughter, Arlene; four brothers; and four sisters.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd with the Rev. Bob Twiton officiating.  A lunch will follow services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Brainerd. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Nelson-Doran Funeral Home and Crematory.