(Nelson) Smith, age 43 of Valparaiso, IN, passed away on March 25, 2019 at
her home, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on
April 6, 1975 in Valparaiso, IN, to James and Rhonda Nelson, both surviving
On October 3, 1998,
in Portage, IN, she married the love of her life, Walter Scott Smith, who
survives in Valparaiso.
She is also
survived by her loving children, Madeline Smith and Walter Smith, both of
Valparaiso; her siblings, David (Shelley) Brown of Birmingham, AL, and Nancy
(Andy) Trott of Weeki Wachee, FL; her in-laws: William and Stephanie Smith
of Kouts, Sherri and Rob Berquist of Portage, Judy Sawtell of Rensselaer and
Linda and John Chaplinski of Kouts; and by her many nieces and nephews.
Wendy was a
fourth-grade teacher at Yost Elementary for 20 years. Her passion was
teaching and she loved everything about the profession. She also loved her
A Memorial Service
will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 12 p.m., at Washington
Evangelical Free Church, 3805 LaPorte Ave. #A, Valparaiso, IN.
under the care of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.
Memories may be