Gloriajean (Babe) Smith, 80, of Basye, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 at Life Care Center in New Market. The funeral will be held Tuesday, July 29 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ in Basye. Pastor Steve Wood will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Smith was born October 5, 1933 in Howard Lake, Minnesota, daughter of the late Elmer F. Engel and Hazel Marie Anderson Engel. She was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Eldridge Smith and son, Randall T. Smith.
She is survived by her son, Steve A. Holmes and wife Carol of Charlotte, NC; two daughters, Sherre J. Jordan and companion Rick Morris of Harrisonburg and Rhonda S. Foster and husband Pete of Basye; brother, Gary Engel of Basye; 10 grandchildren, Joseph Holmes, Mandy Caracofe and husband Chris, Adam Holmes, Andi Holmes, Paul Foster II, Luke Foster, Kristen Foster, Lindsey Foster, Jordyn Foster and Jadyn Foster and four great grandchildren, Jolee Holmes, Andrew Holmes, Sadie Caracofe and Adrian Foster.
Pallbearers will be David Funkhouser, Mike Funkhouser, Jeff Funkhouser, Chris Caracofe, Stephen Foster and Rick Morris
The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 321, Woodstock, VA 22664.