Our dear mother, wife and best friend, Faye Marie Smith, born Aug. 6, 1952 in Lock Haven, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 24, 2020, in Jersey Shore. She was a daughter to Robert L. Rafter and Shirley Fry of Jersey Shore.
Faye enjoyed playing softball and volleyball, where she played as a member of the Rafter's and Thompson's Team. She helped capture the class ASAD State Title in Woman's Slow Pitch at Lundy Field in 1986. Faye was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins hockey fan, and enjoyed traveling to casinos and shopping.
She is survived by her mother; her husband, Dale Larue Smith Jr., whom she married on Nov. 24, 1978; was the loving mother of two children, Lawrence Gaines Jr. of Jersey Shore, and her deceased daughter, Crystal Lynn Gaines; two grandchildren, Lawrence Gaines III of Jersey Shore, and Amanda Gaines of Williamsport; six grandchildren; sisters, Barbara (Harvey) Eisenhower, Robin (John) Jovan, and Gladys Hurlbutt, all of Jersey Shore; and two brothers, Robert L. Jr. (Chris) Rafter of South Williamsport, and Norman (Kim) Rafter of Lock Haven.
She will be sadly missed by both family and friends.
Faye will be laid to rest privately next to her daughter in the Jersey Shore Cemetery.
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