Elliott Asel Smith III was almost a 45 year resident of the South Bay. At the age of 64, Elliott passed away in his sleep at his residence Monday July 3, 2006 in Redondo Beach, CA. He is survived by his beloved wife Somaya Smith of Redondo Beach, CA; Daughter, Kimberly (Dennis) Hampton of Irvine, CA, Son; Elliott (Patty) Smith of Bakersfield, CA; Son, Jason Smith of Bakersfield, CA; Daughter, Jessica (Neil) Towery of Bakersfield, CA; Son, Sammy (Lindsey) Ibrahim of Parkville, MD; Son, Adam Ibrahim of El Segundo, CA; Grandchildren Jennifer Hampton, Jeremy Hampton, Sarah Heath, Jacob Smith, Rachael Smith, Tadden Towery, and Maverick Towery, Elliott is preceded in death by his Father, Elliott A. Smith, Jr.; his Mother, Mary Jo Quaresma; and his Sister, Jill Young. Growing up as a young man he fell in love with the beach with all it had to offer and always loved his fast cars. Throughout his life he built and showed classic hotrods as a hobby, placing nationally and often coming out on top locally. After moving away from the beach, Elliott was introduced to the mountains where hunting and fishing became one of his favorite getaways. After retiring he decided to return to the South Bay, getting back to his roots and allowing he and his wife to care for his aging mother. In retirement he and Somaya did much traveling: Russia, France, Monaco, Egypt, and a number of the States kept them on the move. He was a person devoted to his wife and family and loved to spoil his grandchildren. He looked for opportunities to listen and support others in their lives. He is loved for who he is, was, and will become. All are grateful for the short time they shared with him. In memory we remember the love and life of Elliott A. Smith III. Services were held Saturday July 8, 2006 in Redondo Beach, CA. To send the family a message, condolences, share a favorite memory, and/or view the online video tribute, all are invited to please go to www.LAfuneral.com please place web obit service info only until family finishes Smith, Elliott Asel, an almost 45 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Monday, July 3, 2006 in Torrance. A Graveside Service will be held at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach on Saturday July 8, 2006 at 1pm. A gathering of family and friends will follow at the Lighthouse Reception Room at Rice Mortuary in Torrance.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. My heart goes out to this special person,whom I have known for many years.Although I had only one golden opportunity to hunt with this fine man,it was the hunt to remember.He was always willing to have me and his family up for a visit,and,of course,a day of fishing.He was a wonderful person,who is now,in an even better place.Eric

  2. We were in the mountains around Isabella.Pete had a VW Thing We thought we could drive down a steep road and drive out.We had to get pulled out by Uncle Chuck.We had lots of fun around the cabin.He was a great guy I’ll miss him.

  3. Jason and Family, I felt much sadness when I was informed that Elliott had passed away. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all family members and all who knew him. When I was visiting Emily and Jason last March, I had the nice opportunity to meet Elliott and Somaya. Elliott and Somaya invited us to dinner at a very nice restaraunt. I was fortunate to be able to sit across from Elliott during dinner and have some very nice conversation with him. During the course of the meal, it was easy to learn that he was a caring man, sensitive in many ways. He said very nice things about Jason, Emily and his wife, Somaya. He even invited me to come to their house on the coast, which was a very gracious invitation. Elliott spoke of the cabin in the mountains, of hunting and fishing. My time with him was enjoyable. I am thankful for that evening and the kind words that both Somaya and Elliott had to say about my daughter Emily. Elliott will be missed by everyone who knew him. Thoughts and Prayers, Rick Georgeson

  4. My Grandpa was a great guy. He loved his family with everything in him and his family loved him just as much. I will never forget the memories I have with him at his house, the cabin, or anywhere else that he decided would be a cool place for me to see. He couldnt have been a better Grandpa and I thank him for everything. I love him so much. He will be missed by everyone that knew him.

  5. Elliott A Smith was the best dad in world,I am so proud to have had you in my life.It has been 3 weeks now that you have been gone and I miss you so very very much,The times we have shared will always be in my heart.I love you dad. Your son.

  6. Brother-in-law you are re-united with your Dad, Mom and Sister. I will always cherish our love of the ocean, of cars, and the many times we spent together.

  7. Elliot will be missed by many. Our hearts are heavy for Jason and Jessica. You are in our prayers. We love you. IN HIS LOVE, Melinda & Michael

  8. Our thoughts are with your entire family. Fly with angels. Bob,Judy and Mandy Simmons Bakersfield CA

  9. My father was my best friend. I am grateful for the time we had together and the time of life we shared. My relationship with him will be missed and remembers forever.

  10. We were absolutly stunned to hear about Pete .We are thinking about all of you. Wish there was more we could do. Love Bill and Timm


  12. Jason, I’m so sorry for your loss. I wish I’d known your dad better, but I heard only good stories of him. Know that I love you and wish you peace.

  13. In the passing of my Father I am grateful for the deep unconditional love and companionship Somaya, my stepmother, gave him. Thank you! I am sorry for your loss. I love you and thank you for the beautiful relationship we have developed.

  14. We are so sorry for your loss. It came as quite a shock. Our hearts go out to you. He was a good man. If you need anything, feel free to call anytime. You have my number.

  15. Jason and Jessica, I was sadened to hear the recent news about your father. He was a good friend to me while we were neighbors. I think of your family often with fond memories. I’m so very sorry and hope to see you both soon. I will pray for you and other family members during this difficult time. Love, Michelle Scott Froehlich

  16. I’m very sorry for your loss. If there is anything i can do please let me know. Sorry again. Sincerely, Katelynn Cleveland

  17. Jason & Jessica We were sadden to hear about the passing of your father. He was a loving father and a kind human being. We were lucky to have known both your parents and will always remember them as we watch our own grandchildren play soccer. They had much love for the game and loved you both very much. Your former soccer coaches Suzie & Steve Gloeckner and family

  18. Jason you Mike and Jessica are in our thoughts and prayers and always remember you are not alone. Your friend Mike,Sara,Jacob,and Joel Mooney

  19. Jason and Jessica, I send my condolence and thoughts to you. Your father, Elliot, was always a gentleman whom everyone respected when he was in the business of buying and selling oil products.

  20. We extend our heartfelt condolences to all of cousin Pete’s large and wonderful family, and especially to Somaya who brought him such happiness. We saw each other too few times these last few years. Pete’s premature passing makes us more aware how we all should “seize the moment”. Our thoughts are with you all.

  21. Kim, Michael, Jason & Jessica: I remember your Dad as a man with an appreciation for fine things, pride in his family, a sense of humor and charisma. I’m stunned that he is gone and my heart goes out to you and your families. In 1998, I was watching a documentary on the history of surfing. A familiar face suddenly appeared. A young, handsome Elliott Smith smiling into the camera carrying his surfboard and running toward the waves in Manhattan Beach. That is how I’ll remember him.

  22. I was a big fan of Elliott’s. He was always a gentleman with a sweet sense of humor. I appreciated his love of cars and his love of family. May your rembrance of the good times be a comfort to you all.

  23. It was always fun to visit Elliott and Somaya. Elliott was always busy telling stories and cracking jokes; those of which we will always remember. My sorrow goes to all who will miss his lovely company. It is going to hurt, but this is the cycle of life and memories will always remain.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook