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Lauralyn K. Smith

August 27, 1947 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 74)


HAMILTON - Lauralyn Kit Cory/Smith, 75, of Hamilton passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at her home of natural causes. Lauralyn was born on August 27th, 1947 to Jack and Jaclyn Cory in Hamilton, MT. 

Lauralyn was preceded in death by her parents Jack and Jaclyn Cory and a son, Cory Rojas.

In her youth and formative years, Lauralyn was an avid hunter and enjoyed the great outdoors lifestyle. Lauralyn never met a crossword puzzle that she could not master and enjoyed the challenge of good Yahtzee game.

Lauralyn was also known for her cooking and culinary skills, specializing in Spanish cuisine and down home country cooking.

Lauralyn is survived by her devoted spouse of over 16 years, Richard "Dick" Smith and her loving children, Warren Ewalt of Hamilton, MT, Jennifer Barr and spouse Billy of Lake Whitney, TX, Donna Ewalt/Irwin and spouse Michael of Cleburne, TX, Stacy Burlingham and spouse Mike of Texarkana, TX, stepson William "Bill" Smith and spouse Gerry of Corvallis, MT, and stepdaughter Kathy Young and spouse Jonathan "Jon" of Baltimore MD.

Lauralyn was a beloved grandmother of 10 grandchildren - A.J, Dustin and Jeremy Pendegraft, Burton Barr, Joseph and Courtney Chapman, Abby Dewett, Hannah Ewalt, Preston McChristian, Kodi Morriss - 2 step grandchildren, Kyrstan and Morgan Young, and 8 Great Grandchildren - Isaiah Pendegraft, Brock Barr, Samuel and Baleigh Chapman, Landon, Lucas, Liam and Lane Morriss.

A Celebration of Life honoring and remembering Lauralyn will be scheduled at a later time.

Lauralyn touched, interacted with, and impacted many lives in her 74 years. She will be deeply missed.

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