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Carol Smith

Posted January 09, 2013 in Des Moines West, Obituaries, Urbandale

November 12, 1939 – January 8, 2013

Carol Smith

Carol Smith

Carol R. Smith, 73, died Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at Hospice Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Cremation will follow services and private burial of the cremated remains will be at Resthaven Cemetery at a later date.

Carol was born in Des Moines November 12, 1939, and adopted by Melvin and Esther Latimer. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1958 and married Terry R. Smith on August 2, 1963, in Des Moines. Carol worked for ISEA at Salisbury House, Farm Bureau Insurance and CIGNA Insurance. Carol and her family were very active in several Masonic organizations, the most important to her were Mother Advisor for Acanthus Rainbow Assembly and Daughters of the Nile. She was an avid collector of bunnies and snowmen. Carol loved to travel going as far as Romania, Portugal, Spain, Jamaica and all over the United States, especially Salt Lake City, Utah to visit her dear friend Linda Blachley.

Carol and Terry also helped raise Janine, Dana, Kristin, Leslie and Susie, five sisters from Acanthus Rainbow Assembly as surrogate parents.

Carol is survived by her husband, Terry, her children, Kevin Smith of Iowa City and Kimberly Smith of Urbandale; and granddaughter Caitlin Smith of Urbandale.

Memorial contributions may be made to Netaker Temple Daughters of the Nile or HCI Care Services Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Online condolences will be welcomed at


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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