Jane Nettie Smith 1930 - 2011 Jane Nettie Smith, a 64 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 in Torrance at the age of 81. She was born on June 1, 1930 in National City, CA to Brunett and Charles Grundstrom and was one of ten children. Jane worked for Metlox Pottery in Manhattan Beach, CA from 1948 to 1949. She volunteered at Madison Elementary School Library and was a prominent member of the PTA during the 1960's. Jane had many hobbies: sewing clothes, knitting/crocheting afghans, caps and scarves. One of her favorite travel spots was Las Vegas. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Charles Smith; son, Barry (Suzanne) Smith; daughter Brenda (Philip) Perdue; and daughter Suzanne (Robert) Ahulii. Also survived by four grandchildren, David (Tracy) Beyer; Felicia (Chris) Pim; Heather (Lauren) Smith and John Ahulii. In addition, there are two great-grandchildren, Kylee and Mackenzie Pim. Jane is also survived by two sisters and one brother. She was always there to lend a helping hand and loved her family unconditionally. Jane will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. The Memorial Service will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on December 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm. The reception will immediately follow in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm.

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  1. To all of Janie’s family: I am so sorry to hear about Janie’s passing. She was a great lady and will be sorely missed. I wish I could be there with you on this sad occasion. My love to you all, Bobbi (Ellingson) Sonnenberg P.S. She made the BEST fudge, hands down!

  2. Suzanne and family….I want to let you know how sympathetic I am regarding the loss of your mother. These situations are always rough though we know it is a fact of life. My thoughts are with you and pray that with each passing day the sorrow lessens as the memories of your mother’s smile, laughter and good deeds fill your minds and your hearts.

  3. We send loving thoughts to the entire family as we remember and celebrate Aunt Jane’s life. May you find comfort and peace in the love and devotion she felt for you.

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