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Graveside Service

Smith Mountain Cemetery
Monday March 7th, 2022

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LaJuan Smith

Gloria LaJuan Smith, resident of Dunlap, CA formerly of Dinuba, passed away on February 25, 2022 at the home of her daughter at the age of 95 years. She was born July 12, 1926 in Egypt, Arkansas.

She was the ninth of eleven children. She married Charlie Smith in October 1944, in Bono, Arkansas. They had one daughter born in December 1945. They farmed for a few years and in 1949 moved to California. She performed seasonal work at packing sheds and the cannery. She retired from West Coast Shippers and Growers in 1983. She loved the mountains and would go hunting and camping and enjoyed taking neighborhood children along. For some it was their first experience in the mountains.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charlie, all her siblings, a granddaughter Denise Michelle McReynolds and great granddaughter Katherine Elizabeth McReynolds.  

She is survived by her daughter Linda McReynolds (Cecil), grandson Keith McReynolds (Carie), granddaughter Kelly McReynolds and four great grandchildren Nicole McReynolds, Sean McReynolds, Connor McReynolds, and Erin McReynolds.

Graveside service will be held at Smith Mountain Cemetery Monday March 7, at 2:00 PM. A luncheon in LaJuan’s honor will take place immediately following the service at Perko’s Restaurant in Dinuba.

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Recording of Service

Recording of Service


I’m sorry for your loss Linda. I remember your family very well and coming to visit you next door. I was a little girl and you all were so nice to me and treated me like one of your own family members.

Valarie Strohmaier Foley Apr 10 2022 2:37 PM

My condolences Linda

Stephen Drew Mar 9 2022 1:02 AM

A candle was lit in memory of LaJuan Smith

Rosie Lopez Mar 5 2022 12:02 PM