A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Dolores (Lorey) M. (Rhoades) Smell, 84, went to be with the Lord after passing away peacefully in the early morning hours on April 24, 2021. Having spent her final days at home surrounded by friends, family, and her beloved cat, Max, she is now reunited with her husband, Bob, and daughter, Judy. Lorey was a devoted wife to her high school sweetheart, Robert G. Smell, for 62 years. She was born on March 24th, 1937 in Quakertown Hospital, Quakertown PA. She was the daughter of the late Harry M and Margaret Mary (Spitznagel) Rhoades. Graduating from Quakertown Community High School in 1956, Lorey went on to her longtime career of working in retail at the Pansy Shop where she had many fond memories. She also sold Avon cosmetics for many years. Lorey used her retired years to spend time and create memories with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Once moving to Dublin. PA, in 1969, Lorey became a member of the Dublin Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, where she remained a member for the rest of her life. She held the position of treasurer within the Auxiliary for many years. Lorey could be found selling chances for a raffle or a quilt at Dublin craft shows and carnivals, helping out at basket and purse bingos throughout the years, scheduling and managing many Dublin flea markets, and so much more. Her contribution to the Dublin Ladies Auxiliary and the Dublin community was impactful and will not soon be forgotten. Lorey loved being surrounded by her family more than anything in the world. She was an adventurous spirit who enjoyed taking cruises and traveling around the country with her husband, Bob. She loved cheering on Penn State and going dancing or attending country music shows. She made it a point to always keep in touch with friends and family members, no matter how much time had passed or the distance between them. Most importantly, she never missed a chance to spoil a grandkid and was immensely proud of every single one of them. She did her best to never miss a single concert, sporting event, dance recital, or graduation for her two children and all six of her grandchildren. Lorey was preceded in death by her husband: Robert G. Smell, and daughter: Judy M. (Smell) Markley. Lorey is survived by her son: Jeff Schmell (wife Sherri) of Sellersville, grandchildren: Steve Moyer (fiancé Amie Galambos), Tyler Schmell, Sadie Markley, Nolan Schmell, Eliza Schmell, and Bryce Schmell, and one great-grandson: Avery Moyer. Lorey’s kind heart, joy for life and warm smile will be deeply missed, not only by her family and friends, but by the entire Dublin community. She is at peace now watching over us. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Dublin Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary in memory of Dolores Smell, 194 Main St, Dublin, PA 18917. A memorial service will be held in remembrance of Lorey, her husband, Bob, and daughter, Judy on Saturday June 12th. Details to follow. All friends and family are welcome.
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Dublin Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary
194 Main St., Dublin PA 18917