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Jeriann Golden-Smith

April 1, 1954 - December 12, 2019
From: Spencer, IA
Jeriann Golden-Smith

Jeriann Golden-Smith

Born: April 1, 1954
Died: December 12, 2019
Age: 65

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   Jeriann ‘Annie’ Golden-Smith, the daughter of Jerry and Marge (Wilberding) Golden, was born April 1, 1954, in Logan, Iowa.  She lived in the communities of Magnolia, Iowa, Blencoe, Iowa, Washta, Iowa, Marcus, Iowa, and Round Lake, Minnesota, before moving to Spencer, Iowa, in 1965, when her father went to work for Sportsman’s.  She graduated from Spencer High School in 1972, and later lived in Ozark, Alabama; Tempe, Arizona; and Primghar, Paullina and Sutherland, Iowa.
   During her life, she sang with several bands and even tried her hand at singing radio commercials.  She worked as an advertising director for a newspaper, managed a medical equipment store, and was a caregiver for mentally and physically challenged adults.
   Annie passed away at the Spencer Hospital on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at the age of 65.  She was preceded in death by her parents; and twin sons, Jesse and Joshua Smith.
   Left to cherish her memory are her son, Justin (Tonya) Smith of Inwood, Iowa; daughter, Jorden (Jesse Yender) of Early, Iowa; brother, Tom (Carole) Golden of Miami, Florida; sisters: Lori (Allen) Meyer of Ringsted, Iowa, and Lisa (Ron) Loof of Colorado Spring, Colorado; grandchildren:  Savannah and Jorja Smith, Cayden Christensen, and Brynlee Yender; several nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
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Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 8:07 PM
“You will be missed my friend. Til we meet again ”
- Becky Frad Simons
Friday, December 20, 2019 at 8:57 AM
“So very sorry to hear about Annie
My deepest sympathies !!!!
- Rhonda Rae
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 7:57 AM
“Annie will be missed she was central to organizing our reunions kept a current list of classmates and always seemed to be upbeat no matter what the disease was throwing at her. She is an inspiration to keep fighting and not give up. Rest In Peace my friend.”
- Becky (Frad) Simons
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 7:57 AM
“I am so sorry to hear this news! Peace to you Annie.”
- David Ozolins
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 8:42 AM
“I had been following Annie’s cancer struggle through her FB post, and had been praying for her. I am so sorry she lost her battle. I always enjoyed the time I would see her at the lakes to “catch up”. She always had a smile and positive attitude. Prayers to all, and comfort during this time of grief. She gets to have a joyous Christmas reunion with her angel family. ”
- Pam Goyette Ebel
Monday, December 16, 2019 at 3:30 PM
“My heartfelt sympathy to Annie's family. My prayers are with you and with her soul this day”
- David Sprague
Monday, December 16, 2019 at 3:30 PM
“Justin and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish your memories.”
- Janet and Robert Van Beek
Monday, December 16, 2019 at 3:30 PM
“Jeri was a firecracker! She will be missed by everyone that she encountered. God bless the family at this very sad time.”
- Kerrie lawrence kramme
Monday, December 16, 2019 at 8:10 AM
“My deepest sympathies to Annie’s family. We were friends when we played football and took nicknames of the famous players of the time like Bart Starr. Annie always knew how to liven up a day with imagination and enthusiasm. Her laughter will he missed. ”
- Deb Norris
Monday, December 16, 2019 at 8:09 AM
“In rembrance of Jeri, one of the most honest, direct and fun loving individuals I have ever known. ”
- John Thomas
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 5:36 PM
“To Lori and family, We are praying for your family during this difficult time. Annie was the spark she shared to everyone she encountered. She will be missed. We are so sorry for your loss we pray for God to comfort all of you and give your strength and understanding. May God bless you all. Rest in Peace Jeri our dear friend.”
- Lee and Nancy Ketcham
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 5:36 PM
“Tom and family. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
- Vicki Johannsen
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 5:36 PM
“I am so sorry to hear if Jeri's passing. ”
- Barb Woolery Krumm
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 5:36 PM
“We are so sad to hear of the passing of your mom. Enjoyed being at Spirit Lake with her. Always a good time with a few laughs. Our sympathy to all her family. ”
- Jeanne Ebel
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 5:35 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Golden family. Cherish the memories.”
- Bob and Lavon Montgomery
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 5:35 PM
“We’re very sorry to hear of Annie’s passing. After catching up, our visits over the years were filled with pleasant memories of days past. Condolences to Annie’s family ”
- Randy and Mary Goyette
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 5:35 PM
“We send our deepest sympathies to all of Jeri’s family. We shared many laughs with Jeri over the years. Sending prayers and hugs for all of you at this difficult time.”
- Deb and Glen Preston
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 5:35 PM
“My condolences to the families. She bravely shared her battle with so many.”
- Sandi O. Strohmeier
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 2:49 PM
“Condolences to Annie’s family. Many prayers, and much love and comfort to all of you!”
- ChristyCraig
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 1:49 PM
“My deepest sympathies to the Smith and Golden families...”
- Lorna Johnson Sebring
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 12:41 PM
“Lori ,I am sending you and your family members lots of hugs . When we lose a close family member it brings back so many memories and reminds us how precious each day of our lives really are!”
- Kathy kudron
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:07 AM
“I've known Jeri for 40 years or so,and have always considered her a friend and a person that I enjoyed knowing. Thank you for your friendship!
RIP Jeri...”
- Randy Huckfelt
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:07 AM
“Tom and family, We are so very sorry to hear of Annie’s passing. Sending our condolences, love and prayers of peace to you all.
Mark & Kelly DeYoung”
- Kelly DeYoung
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:06 AM
“To all the family we send our deepest sympathies and prayers God Bless you all and may God comfort you all in this time of sorrow Jeri was wonderful and will be missed by many❤️🙏”
- Rebecca Loetscher Michelle Christina and Rachel
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:06 AM
“Justin ahd family, our prayers and sympathy to you all.”
- Kaye Carlson
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:06 AM
“Deepest condolences (and also from my mom, Dixie Kanago). Annie was a spark plug in every conversation with everyone she encountered. I appreciate her work in keeping our classmates connected. She will be missed by many! ”
- Kristi Kanago Miller
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:06 AM
“Annie was my wing man of life! Her passion & love for her family, friends, country, was deeper than any one person could possibly imagine and her laughter will be echoing in heaven with the many angels surrounding her !!! Rest In Peace dear child of God!!!”
- CJ & Ron Phillips
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:06 AM
“Annie, You went though so Much now your relieved of your pain , I send my Condolences to your family and tell you Annie (Jeri) was the most wonderful friend and loved her dearly, May she be at peace now.”
- Vickie Harris Delaney
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:06 AM
“So Veri sorry to hear of Jeri's passing”
- Deborah S. Marlow
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:06 AM
“I met Jeri when she worked for my mom at the Villager. My mom just loved her! She and I had some good times together ‘back in the day’. Hard to believe such a bright light has gone out. My sympathies to the family on your great loss. ”
- Karen Grafentin Aasgaard
Friday, December 13, 2019 at 4:35 PM
“A heart of gold. A creative & talented friend. A blessing to so many. A one of a kind person who could make anyone LAUGH. An outspoken one of a kind. A dear heart. A proud Republican. An even more proud mom and grandma. A true gem. Annie - you will be so missed. Love you always and forever. I’m sure you already have them rolling in laughter up there. You’ve left a huge void in so many hearts now that you’re gone. You will NEVER be forgotten. ”
- The Rohrbaugh Family
Friday, December 13, 2019 at 4:35 PM
“Tom and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Annie's passing. I worked with her at The Villager restaurant many moons ago. It sounds like she did some awesome things in her life. I never knew she was a singer. God Bless you all.”
- Jan Rusk
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