Zoraida M. Smith, 46, of Pella, passed away of cancer complications at her residence Feb. 16, 2021.
Zoraida was born in Chicago, Ill. She was the youngest of three daughters. She graduated from Northern Illinois with a masters in speech pathology. She practiced as a bilingual speech pathologist in Illinois and Iowa. Zoraida enjoyed reading, musicals and her pugs.
Zoraida is survived by her husband of 21 years, William Smith of Pella; her parents, Manuel and Sonia Suarez of Brooksville, Fla; her siblings, Denise Suarez of Oak Park, Ill., and Leslie Suarez-Bowie of Brooksville, Fla.; as well as her loving parents-in-law.
Public services will be held at a later date.
For those desiring, memorials may be given to Hospice of Pella or Pug Partners of Nebraska in honor of Zoraida.