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Colleen Smith

In Loving Memory

Smith, Colleen Marie (nee Fournier)

October 29, 1925 - July 25, 2023



Ninety-seven years young. Asleep in Jesus, Tuesday July 25, 2023. Proud native of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, George L. Smith. Mother of Bonnie Wood, Donna (Fred) Caston and Carolyn (Rich) Wooten. Beloved Grandmother of Tim (Debra) Wood, Kim (Adam) Ulrich, Kevin (Jodi) Wood, Fred Jr. (Miranda), Kenny (Latisha) and Rodney Caston, Ryan (Ali), Joel (Anna Holdener) and Andrew (Allison) Glasscock, and Julianne Bauer. Great grandmother of twenty-one. Her first great-great grandchild arriving January 2024.

Dear mother-in-law of James Wood (deceased) and Kevin Glasscock.

Colleen was born to John and Ethel (Dunn) Fournier on October 29, 1925. After graduating high school in 1943, the height of World War II, she became part of the thousands of women in the workforce. At the Hytron plant in Newburyport, she assembled Proximity Fuses, used in munitions manufacturing, which was later credited for helping the United States win the war. Colleen was fond of the guys in uniform. She met and fell for George Smith, a sailor in the US Navy. They were married on April 22, 1944, in Norfolk, Virginia, where George was stationed at the time. They briefly lived in Massachusetts before relocating to St. Louis to raise the family.

Besides her spouse, Colleen is predeceased by her parents, John and Ethel (Dunn) Fournier and brothers, Theodore and Robert Fournier and great-grandson Nicholas Wood.  Surviving siblings, Dorothy (Bill) Desmond, Kathleen (Jack) Gagne’, Carol (Steve) Chruniak and sister-in-law, Beryl Fournier of Newburyport Massachusetts.

Funeral 9:00 AM Friday July 28, from Kutis Affton Chapel (10151 Gravois Road) to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (4200 Delor) for 9:30 Mass. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Visitation Thursday July 27, 4:00 – 8:00 PM

In lieu of flowers, donations to Animal Protective Association (APA) of Brentwood, MO or the charity of your choice appreciated.





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