Harriet B. Smithson
Harriet B. Smithson, beloved mother, sister, grandmother, and friend, passed away on January 29, 2018, at the age of 74 years. A native of Colorado, Harriet had been a resident of Las Vegas for the past 30 years. She was a seamstress by trade and loved making and creating things with her hands. She taught sewing classes and worked as the manager of many craft stores throughout her years. Harriet is preceded in death by her father William T. Roche Jr and her mother Margaret Mary Lidinsky. She will be lovingly remembered by her brother William Thomas (Doris) Roche III, as well as her four sons and their families: Greg (Danette) Hubbard, Gary (Julie) Hubbard, Gabriel (Alice) Smithson, Galen (Janet Ortiz), 16 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
After God removes wickedness and suffering, the earth will be transformed into a paradise. Then people will be able to live forever in perfect health and happiness. God’s Word foretells: “[God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.”—Revelation 21:4.
In that new world, even dead ones will be brought back to life to share in those blessings: “There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Acts 24:15) That is why Jesus Christ could tell a repentant evildoer who expressed faith in him: “You will be with me in Paradise.”—Luke 23:43.
I hope these thoughts provide some comfort during this difficult time.