Linda Lee Smith (née Frana), 71, of Oak Lawn, died July 2, 2021 at Advocate Hinsdale Hospital.
Ms. Smith was born on June 17, 1950 in Chicago, to Gloria and Edwin Frana (née Bade). She attended Evergreen Park public schools. She marked her 50th wedding anniversary with her beloved husband, David J. Smith Sr., on May 1, 2021.
After raising her children to school age, she went on to spend most of her career with the United States Postal Service, most recently serving as postmaster in Brookfield until her retirement in 2016. In her short-lived retirement she cherished spending time with her family including six precious grandchildren.
Ms. Smith lived her life to the fullest. She loved to spend time with her family and travel. Her laugh was contagious, she radiated positivity, taught others not to take life too seriously, and rarely turned down a chance to be silly.
She is survived by her husband, David J. Smith Sr.; daughters Tammy (Angelo) Smith-Gandullia, Shelly (Peter) DeRousse and Renae (Patrick) Smith-Ray; son David J. Smith Jr.; sister Gale Sammon; and brother James Frana. Ms. Smith was the grandmother of Georgia DeRousse, Lillian DeRousse, Abraham Smith-Ray, Laurel Smith-Ray, Delia Smith-Ray and Eleanor DeRousse. She was a dear aunt to many nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held on July 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Oak Lawn with interment immediately following at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.