Jessie Louise Dempsey-Lowe, 76, formerly of Troy, died on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Spokane, Wash. She was born on Sept. 6, 1942 at Great Falls, Mont. to Ivan and Esther Dempsey. Esther passed away when Jessie was 13. She married Tommy E. Smith on Nov. 23, 1960 at Troy.
Jessie was president of the Eagles and was a member of Eastern Star. She loved playing piano and singing karaoke.
Jessie was preceded in death by her parents Ivan “Ike” and Esther Dempsey, stepmom Stella Dempsey and a brother Darrel Dempsey and a granddaughter Cassie Crocker.
Survivors include her children, John C. Smith, Cartersville, Ga,; Rebecca M. Lewis, Marthaville, La.; Jimmy D. Smith, Nashville, Tenn.; Jeffrey T. Smith, Stabler, Wash.; Vicki L. Smith, and Deborah A. Crocker, both of Spokane, Wash.; brother Thomas Dempsey (Josie); a sister-in-law Toni Dempsey; four grandchildren Katrina L. Crocker-Birge; Tommy W. Lewis; Devin S. Lewis; Tommy E. Smith; four great grandchildren Kaiden Crocker-Wilson, Maliyah Ellerman, Hazel Birge, Walker Lewis; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation was Thursday, April 4 at Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Services were Friday, April 5 at the funeral home. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.schnacken bergfh.com.