A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church for Barbara J. Smith, 78, of Gridley, California. Barbara passed away on March 29, 2013 in Yuba City, California . She was born November 16, 1934 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to William and Elizabeth Heller. Barbara was a long time resident of Gridley. She enjoyed Ice Skating, Figure skating and watching Tennis matches on TV. She also enjoyed playing tennis. She was known for her devotion to her family and her many hours of doing laundry. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church of Gridley. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lynn A. Smith, two sons, Ronald and Tom Smith and two grandsons Ronnie & Ricky Smith. She is survived by her son Jeff Smith, of Gridley; daughter, Jo Lynn Cox also of Gridley; one brother, William D. Heller, of Murrieta, California, sister in law, Earlda Cole, of Live Oak; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Pastor Lopez will officiate the Memorial Service. Arrangements are entrusted to Gridley Block Funeral Chapel.