Janet Anne Smith

Funeral services for longtime Cortez resident Janet Anne Smith will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 at the Evangel Assembly of God Church, 209 W. 5th St., Cortez. Interment will follow at Cortez Cemetery. Pastor Jeff McDonell will officiate.

Visitation has been scheduled for Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. to service time at the church.

Janet was born Nov. 27, 1944, in Burtrum, Minn., the daughter of Adam and Laura (Shinabarger) Vetter. She passed away on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at her residence at the age of 67.

On Dec. 23, 1958, Janet married Robert A. “Smitty” Smith in Bison, S.D. Janet took great pride in her children; being an active mother who was greatly involved in their lives brought her much happiness. She worked many years in the Gordon, Neb. nursing home and the Vista Grande Nursing Home. Janet found enjoyment in helping the elderly. She enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and hunting. Janet liked spending time at the casino.

Surviving Janet are her children, Alton Smith and wife Gwen of Kingman, Kan., Becky Ferguson and husband Billy Don of Cortez, Scott Smith and wife Arlis of Farmington, N.M., Don Smith and wife Bernie of Cortez, Troy Smith and wife Shara of Cortez, and Steven Smith of Cortez; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Dean Vetter and wife Elmie of Watertown, N.Y., and Joyce Ballard and husband Walt of Longmont, Colo.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, Robert “Smitty” Smith; and by her son, William “Willie” Smith.

Services are under the direction of Ertel Funeral Home. For further information or to send condolences, log on to www.ertelfuneralhome.com and click on the obituary section.