Ada Downer passed away peacefully October 31, 2018 in Mesa AZ, surrounded by her husband, and children.

She was born to Peter and Alice Smith on February 14, 1928 in Forsyth MT and named Ada Julia Smith.

Her life was hallmarked by her love for children, homemade bread and family dinners, sewing, hard work, and a love for the Lord.  She loved all of her 15 children equally, whether step children or biological children.  They all loved her back, along with her 49 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great granddaughter.

Mourning her loss are her husband of 52 years, Silas Downer, children Nancy Downer, Sandy Hess, Sharon Quiroz, Brian Downer, Lori Niv, Ann Heckathorne, Linda Holgate, Karen Crum, Ron Downer, Roy Downer, Dick Downer, Larry Downer, and her brother Joseph William Smith.

She was preceded In death by her children Naomi West, John Gaffney, Lyle Gaffney, her first husband Howard Gaffney, her parents Peter and Alice Smith, twin brother Peter James Smith, sisters Ruby Schiffer and Mary Lambert.



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