Mable Ruth Smith, 91, Spring Park, formerly of Luverne, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015.
A memorial service was Monday, Nov. 2, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Long Lake.
Mable was born April 1, 1924, to Martin and Lillian Johnson in Tyndall, South Dakota. She taught fifth grade at Luverne Elementary School for 28 years, retiring in 1989. She was recognized as the 1977 Woman of the Year by the Luverne Business and Professional Women.
Mable enjoyed traveling the world during her summer vacations and in retirement, visiting places like China, Chile, Greece, Germany, New Zealand and South Africa.
She is survived by a daughter, Jeanne (Ken) Tempero; grandchildren Suzelle Tempero and Gavin (Trisha) Tempero; great-granddaughter Eloise Mable; a sister, Marjorie Christensen; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Mable was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Lillian Johnson, and her siblings Ione Johnson, Harold Johnson and Dale Johnson.