Jerrilyn Marvauna SmithMay 3, 1943 ~ July 13, 2020 (age 77)
Jerrilyn M. Smith, age 77 of Cabazon, CA, passed away at her home with her loving family by her side on July 13, 2020. She was born on May 3, 1943 in Monrovia, CA. A 44-year resident of Cabazon, she is a former resident of Big Bear City, Monrovia and La Puente, CA. She graduated from Monrovia High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree from California Polytechnic at Pomona.
Jerri was a Methodist. She worked 5 years for the City of Hope, 23 years as the Director of Cardiovascular Lab at Desert Hospital and 17 years as the Director of Development/Community Benefits at San Bernardino Community Hospital. She was a Volunteer Firefighter EMT2 at Station 24 in late 1970 to early 1980’s after she lost her home in a wildland fire.
For 30+ years was co-breeder of standard smooth Dachshunds at kennel name, DARSHAN. She bred, showed, field trialed and celebrated her dogs' achievements with some being nationally ranked.
Jerri is survived by her loving partner, Janene Oswald of Cabazon, CA; sister, Jackie Hofer of Auburn, WA; nephews, Terry (Nancy) Tincher of Cabazon, CA, Leonard Tincher of Bullhead City, NV; nieces, Lori (James) Slavic of Pomona, CA, Kelly Bontempo of Maple Valley, WA and Shelly (Andre Jimenez) of Maple Valley, WA. She was preceded in death by her father, Vaughan V. Smith and mother, Marjorie F. Smith both of Cabazon, CA; sister, Judith Tincher of Covina, CA.
A private inurnment will take place at San Gorgonio Memorial Park of Banning, CA. Family suggests donations to a charity of choice in honor of Jerrilyn M. Smith. Please visit www.wieflesmortuary.com to sign guest book.