Lucy Maren Smith Lindwall
1923 - 2017
Lucy Maren Smith Lindwall, 93, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017, with her family by her side. Lucy was born in Santa Barbara on December 2, 1923, to Winifred Williehmena (Watts) Smith and Eric Carl Christian Smith. Her parents immigrated to the United States, her mother from England and her father from Denmark. She had a dear older brother, Eric George Albert Smith (Uncle Buddy) who was nine years her senior. Lucy attended Roosevelt Elementary School, La Cumbre Jr. High,and graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1941, where she met her high school sweetheart and future husband, Paul "Sugar" Lindwall. They eloped to Las Vegas and married on May 23, 1942. Lucy and Paul were married 69 years before Paul passed away in 2011. They had two daughters, Carol Anne (Punki) in 1944, and Diane Patricia (Diney), who was born in 1946, 6 weeks early and before the home they built in Samarkand was finished. They lived in that home all their married life.
Dad's family business was Lindwall Boat Works. He built and repaired wooden boats; sailboats, fishing boats and beautiful offshore cruisers, as well as the Vaquero II, which was built to transport cattle to and from Santa Rosa Island. It was the largest wooden boat ever built in Santa Barbara. Lucy's role in the business was as the Secretary, Bookkeeper, Banker and "Social Director." Even after they retired, Mom and Dad could be seen walking hand in hand at the breakwater most days.
Lucy is survived by: daughters and their husbands, Carol and Harry Bowie and Diane and Richard (Dick) Powell; grandchildren Steven Powell, Joyce Bowie Brisby and Janice Bowie (Gary Lynd) all of Santa Barbara; great grandchildren Chelsey Gonzales Gold (Todd Gold) in Texas, Leah Brisby in New York City, and Hannah Brisby in Portland, Oregon; and great-great grandson, Sonny Wyatt Gold.
The family would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Rick Olds and his wonderful caregivers at Helping Hands Group whose day to day loving attention to our mom will always be fondly remembered. Thank you also to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care for their support and tender end of life care. Donations in Lucy's memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care, 512 E. Gutierrez Street, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.
A celebration of Lucy's life is planned for later this summer.