Steve passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning August 9 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Indianapolis Indiana on January 23, 1934 to Miriam Carol Sprague and Dudley Arland Smith, the youngest of three children. After graduating from high school at age 16, Steve studied medicine at Indiana University where he met the love of his life, Mary Lou Sterrett of Chicago, Illinois, qu he married in 1955. They were married for almost 67 years. Steve was a successful GP for 53 years (12 in Knightstown, Indiana + 1.5 in Phoenix, AZ + 40 years in Escondido, CA)
Dr. Stephen D. Smith was predeceased by his sister Sharon Hansell and brother Ben Wright. He is survived by his wife MaryLou and his daughters Kim, Marce and Elizabeth. He was a proud grandfather of seven children: Stephen and David Parks, Brooke McKeating, Lindsay MacEwing and Carly Gresham, Sierra and Whitney Rice. Not to mention the fun he had with his adorable great-granddaughters Payton and Blake McKeating.
A celebration of life in his honor will be held on Sunday, October 9 in Escondido at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in memory of Dr. Stephen D. Smith to The Escondido Kawanis Club – Hidden Valley Foundation for education or Riley Children’s Foundation, Indianapolis, Indiana