Shelly Smith, 49, of Arlington passed away on Monday January 12, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospital. Funeral services will be on Friday January 16, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein with visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday January 15, 2015 at the funeral home and one hour before services on Friday.
Shelly Lynne Smith was born on September 10, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Murrell and Betty (Frasher) Smith. After moving around with her family she graduated from North High School in Phoenix, Arizona. On March 28, 1997 she was united in marriage to Gilbert McBride in Dubuque, Iowa. Shelly worked as a cashier and a CNA and was very dedicated to her work. When she wasn’t working she enjoyed her cat, Bootsie, taking picture (especially of the weddings Gilbert performed), boat rides, sitting on the dock , and motorcycle rides, but her greatest love was her family especially her children and granddaughter. She was a big part of many lives and will leave a big void in many, but will live on in their hearts.
Shelly is survived by her husband, Rev. Gilbert McBride of Arlington, Iowa; a son Matthew Smith of Arlington; a daughter, Jessi Smith of Arlington; a granddaughter, Kaylynne Smith of Waukon, Iowa; four sisters, Brenda Dickerson, Patty Banister, Brandi Burr and Traci Smith; and many aunts, uncles, nieces , nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Donald Rae, Jessi and Mike; and a sister, Betty Rose.
Shelly was extremely dedicated to her friend Crissy and high school friend Brandy Vig, you were always there for her along with her family. A family memorial fund has been established.