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Pearl Amelia Boyd Seney Smith

March 14, 1926 - September 5, 2015

Pearl 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.

Pearl 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 Seney.  They 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.

Pearl 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.

Pearl was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, TOPS, Eastern Star and Emblem Club where she made many dear friends.

Pearl 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 nephews.  Many thanks to the wonderful caregivers at Redwood Heights for their care during her final days.

A 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.

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