Amelia Boyd Seney Smith was born in Frazee, Minnesota on March
14, 1926, to Harvey Allen Boyd and Adelia B'linda Rose Boyd.
She was the fifth of ten children in her family.
The family moved to Rockaway Beach, Oregon when Pearl
was six. Shortly after they returned to Minnesota for a few years and
then back to Oregon settling finally in Riddle.
attended school in Riddle until leaving to work at Todd
Shipyards at Swan Island and then in Seattle at Boeing to
support the war effort during World War II.
After the war ended she came to Salem and met Aldon
married on December 31, 1947.
Together they owned and ran the store at the TB
Hospital for years. In
1952 they bought a farm in Shaw and moved there.
After her children were born, Pearl worked at home and
for the election board in Shaw until Aldon died in 1978.
then went to work for the School for the Deaf in Salem where
she met her second husband, Clinton Smith.
They married on June 16, 1983, and after retirement
enjoyed traveling together and spending time at the beach
cabin. She also
enjoyed many crafts and gardening projects.
She loved to tell everyone about her family history
including her connection to the Boyd Castle in Scotland and
her trip to see it.
was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, TOPS, Eastern Star and
Emblem Club where she made many dear friends.
was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Aldon Seney and
Clinton Smith, son David Seney, brothers Arthur, Donald and
Willard Boyd, and grandson Glenn Seney.
She is survived by her sons Ronald (Donna) Seney,
William (Laura) Heintz, and Steven (Della)Seney, daughter
Stacey (David) Hamilton, stepson Russell (Dee) Smith,
stepdaughter Jeannette(Alan) Smith, brothers Neil (Bonnie)and
Raymond (Lucille) Boyd, sisters Mildred Compton, Margie Aust,
Shirley (Bill) McCurry, and Patricia Zuleger (Don Weathers),
12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, several
great-great-grandchildren, and many special nieces and
thanks to the wonderful caregivers at Redwood Heights for
their care during her final days.
memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 10th, at
2:00 pm at Bethel Baptist Church, 645 Cleveland Street,
Aumsville. Private Intement in Stipp Cemetery in Macleay.
Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.