In memory of
Cora L. Smith
In memory of
Cora L. Smith
Cora L. Smith Jan. 1, 1940 - May 25, 2021 Cora Lenora Smith was born Jan. 1, 1940, in Kilgore, Texas to Zelpher Fitch and Leonard Moss, who passed after her birth. Cora moved to Portland in the 1940's with her mother, stepfather, Sammie Fitch, and brother, Sammie Fitch, Jr. She attended Roosevelt High School, beauty school, and began modeling after high school. She married Hilton E. Smith and had three daughters, Lori Smith, Tracy M. Smith, and Cobi Lewis, of Portland, Ore. Cora was a pioneer in the beauty industry, owned a hair salon, and founded a skincare and makeup line. She had a career in the fashion industry that included print and runway modeling. She was the grandmother of Michael and Marcus Dyer, Miles and Nina Jackson, and the great-grandmother of Mikaela and Tyson Dyer. She was preceded in death by her mother; stepfather; and brother. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughters May 25, 2021. She will be eternally loved and never forgotten. Go to Terry Family Funeral Home for the full obituary and pictures. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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Terry Family Funeral Home- Portland
2337 North Williams Avenue
Portland, OR 97227
In memory of
Cora L. Smith
Cora L. Smith Jan. 1, 1940 - May 25, 2021 Cora Lenora Smith was born Jan. 1, 1940, in Kilgore, Texas to Zelpher Fitch and Leonard Moss, who passed after her birth. Cora moved to Portland in the 1940's with her mother, stepfather, Sammie Fitch, and brother, Sammie Fitch, Jr. She attended Roosevelt High School, beauty school, and began modeling after high school. She married Hilton E. Smith and had three daughters, Lori Smith, Tracy M. Smith, and Cobi Lewis, of Portland, Ore. Cora was a pioneer in the beauty industry, owned a hair salon, and founded a skincare and makeup line. She had a career in the fashion industry that included print and runway modeling. She was the grandmother of Michael and Marcus Dyer, Miles and Nina Jackson, and the great-grandmother of Mikaela and Tyson Dyer. She was preceded in death by her mother; stepfather; and brother. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughters May 25, 2021. She will be eternally loved and never forgotten. Go to Terry Family Funeral Home for the full obituary and pictures. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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Terry Family Funeral Home- Portland
2337 North Williams Avenue
Portland, OR 97227
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