The Life of CASSIE LEE SMITH
On October 4, 2021, Cassie Lee Smith from Des Moines, Iowa was called home to Heaven. Cassie passed early on Monday afternoon, October 4, 2021, at Mercy Hospital. Cassie was born in Des Moines, Iowa on March 6, 1948, to Mary Ellen Sly and Melvin Albert Smith. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 15, 2021 at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery, 1 NE 60th Avenue, Des Moines. An outside visitation will be held at the cemetery from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., prior to the service. Casual attire is welcomed.
Surviving Cassie are her four children: Mary Wilson, Michael (Amanda) Smith, David Smith, and Dulcie Smith. Cassie is also survived by her nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and her brother, Marvin Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents. Cassie leaves behind many special friends, including her roommate of eleven years, Marla Lamb-Wilson.
Cassie attended Valley High School in West Des Moines and graduated in 1967. She proudly served in the Iowa National Guard. She later became an employee at Firestone in Des Moines. Cassie remained employed there for 33 years until her retirement.
Cassie was an active member of the Des Moines Chapter of the Harley Owners Group, the Des Moines Camera Club, USW Local 310, SOAR, A.B.A.T.E., and served as deacon of the West Des Moines Christian Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to West Des Moines Christian Church, 4501 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50265.