Maria "Celia" Smith

Wednesday, June 8th, 1960 - Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
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Maria Celia Smith, 59, of Hood River, Oregon, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at her home, surrounded by family. Celia was born on June 8, 1960 to Antonio Galvez and Maria Jesus De La Mora in Colima, Mexico.

Celia met Steven Smith in 1980 when Steven was vacationing with his sister and brother-in-law in Mexico. The couple married on October 12, 1985, Steven’s birthday, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hood River, OR. They had two daughters….Christina in 1986 and Marilyn in 1987.

Celia was a licensed beautician for nearly 40 years. She and Steven purchased the iconic A-frame in Odell in 1989 where she opened Celia’s Cut & Curl. Celia was always very passionate about style and beauty and she happily shared her gift with others. She made many friends in the community along the way and was known for always greeting folks with a smile. Celia loved her beauty salon and enjoyed the interaction with clients and friends. She was very fortunate to be able to do what she loved for so many years.

She is survived by spouse, Steven R. Smith; daughters, Christina M. Vandehey and Marilyn C. Smith; grandsons Carter E. Vandehey and Jack M. Vandehey; mother, Maria Jesus De La Mora; siblings, Angel Galvez, Javier Galvez, Billialdo Galvez, Jovil Galvez, Yolanda Galvez, Clemintina Galvez, Tony Galvez, Griselda Galvez, Ricardo Galvez, Uziel Galvez and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by father, Antonio Galvez.

A mass will be held at 11:00AM on Wednesday September 18, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (1501 Belmont Ave, Hood River, OR 97031). A reception will follow in the in the church basement. Flowers are welcome, or in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wy’east Fire Department C/O Anderson’s Tribute Center (1401 Belmont Ave. Hood River, OR 97031).

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations) 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031. Visit to leave a note of condolence for the family.

Maria Celia Smith falleció en su casa rodeada de su familia el 4 de septiembre del 2019 en Odell, Oregon. Celia nació el 8 de junio de 1960 y tenía 59 años de edad cuando falleció. Arreglos fúnebres están bajo la dirección de Anderson's Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations) 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031. Visite para dejar una nota de condolencia a la familia.
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    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Mary's Catholic Church
    1501 Belmont Avenue
    HOOD RIVER, OR 97031
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Reception

    St. Mary's Catholic Church
    1501 Belmont Avenue
    HOOD RIVER, OR 97031
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    A reception will follow the mass in the basement of the church.


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Joyce Morris

Posted at 03:37pm
Christina, Marilyn and Steve, Our sincerest condolences. Grandma Joyce & Grandpa Ted
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jan couch alston

Posted at 10:26am
When I would go to the shop to get my hair cut, I always felt I was visiting a friend, not just a beautician. Celia was a lovely light of friendship and generosity. God speed lovely lady.
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Karina Victoria Galvez

Posted at 03:32am
Our last trip together in Manzanillo, México. There, God bless us giving us the chance to share those precious Moments, unforgettable to my family ♥️

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