ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Russell Smyth Sr., 85, born on June 16, 1930 and passed away on March 13, 2016. We will remember him forever.

Celebration of Life Memorial

The Smyth family invites you to join us in celebrating the life of Russ Smyth.

Saturday, May 14, 1016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Orchard Creek Ballroom Lodge
965 Orchard Creek Lane
Lincoln, CA   95648

Please RSVP to Russell Smyth at (831) 588-4232 or russellsmyth@msn.com
 

Posted by Parisa Shafaee Smyth on March 27, 2022
Dear Russell,

I sadly missed the window to meet you. I came to your son's life in January 2017, 10 month after you left the Smyth family.

I am from Iran and my name is Parisa. I fell in love with your son, because he was the kindest man I have ever met before. He was caring and passionate. His beautiful blue eyes were a plus for sure :) I am glad you passed them to him.

I do not have a family here in United States. All my family including my parents and my siblings are living in Iran. I have been living away from them for almost 14 years. I get to see them once every couple of years.

My biggest wish was when I marry I will join a new family and I will make them my own new family. When I met Carol the first time, I immediately fell in love with her. She was kind and sweet. I loved to see how much she loved Russ (my boyfriend back then) and how much she was still in love with you. The tears in her eyes when she was talking about you, was a turning point for me. I felt I am entering a family who cherishes love so much. That was our first trip to LA to see Carol and her family. Every body was so nice and welcoming. One week after that trip we were engaged. My doubts disappeared when I saw Russ and Carol`s love for each other.

This was what I have been waiting for my whole life, a caring loving man :)

I wish you and Carol were still with us. There are days that I need to talk to you like today, and I know you will have some wise words for me. It is hard to live without those wise old souls in the family. May be you can come to my dreams :)

Rest in peace Russell Sr.

Your daughter-in-law Parisa
Posted by William Smyth on April 21, 2016
We remember our trips, the cabin, throwing newspapers together on Sundays, the Santa Rosa home, Middletown home, the furniture store in San Leandro, camping, Carol, family and a lot of good memories. Life is short and Dad lived the time he had in it. Jill and I will miss the memorial as my fight with cancer goes on and I will be having treatments in Los Angeles. We will miss everyone but we will always miss DAD. 
Love Bill and my loving wife forever - Jill.

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Posted by Parisa Shafaee Smyth on March 27, 2022
Dear Russell,

I sadly missed the window to meet you. I came to your son's life in January 2017, 10 month after you left the Smyth family.

I am from Iran and my name is Parisa. I fell in love with your son, because he was the kindest man I have ever met before. He was caring and passionate. His beautiful blue eyes were a plus for sure :) I am glad you passed them to him.

I do not have a family here in United States. All my family including my parents and my siblings are living in Iran. I have been living away from them for almost 14 years. I get to see them once every couple of years.

My biggest wish was when I marry I will join a new family and I will make them my own new family. When I met Carol the first time, I immediately fell in love with her. She was kind and sweet. I loved to see how much she loved Russ (my boyfriend back then) and how much she was still in love with you. The tears in her eyes when she was talking about you, was a turning point for me. I felt I am entering a family who cherishes love so much. That was our first trip to LA to see Carol and her family. Every body was so nice and welcoming. One week after that trip we were engaged. My doubts disappeared when I saw Russ and Carol`s love for each other.

This was what I have been waiting for my whole life, a caring loving man :)

I wish you and Carol were still with us. There are days that I need to talk to you like today, and I know you will have some wise words for me. It is hard to live without those wise old souls in the family. May be you can come to my dreams :)

Rest in peace Russell Sr.

Your daughter-in-law Parisa
Posted by William Smyth on April 21, 2016
We remember our trips, the cabin, throwing newspapers together on Sundays, the Santa Rosa home, Middletown home, the furniture store in San Leandro, camping, Carol, family and a lot of good memories. Life is short and Dad lived the time he had in it. Jill and I will miss the memorial as my fight with cancer goes on and I will be having treatments in Los Angeles. We will miss everyone but we will always miss DAD. 
Love Bill and my loving wife forever - Jill.
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The Big Trip and more

Shared by William Smyth on April 21, 2016

When I was in sixth grade DAD took Peggy, Susan, Russell, Mom and I on a wonderful trip across the United States.  He was wonderful to do that.  We visited Nevada, South Decota, Minnesota, Arizona and back home. 
I also remember my paper route in 7th grade and DAD would put the Sunday papers in the back of the Chevy station wagon and we would be off to deliver them.
We remember the wonderful visits to Santa Rosa and Middletown.   There are many bitter and angry people out there, DAD was not one of them.  He was a happy go lucky person, not wanting to get involved in drama and negitive people.   We can all learn from him.