Le Ann joined the Oxnard LBC along with her husband Tory on January 1, 2011. Le Ann took to the game quickly and became a good bowler. When she came in in the morning before bowling she could be found out on the green practicing to improve her bowling. She had a lot of friends at the club and was liked by everyone. She was not shy and would enter into tournaments at home as well as at other clubs and did well. She headed up our membership committee and helped new members get a good start at the club. She was a mother and grandmother and will be missed by everyone. We were all shocked and saddened by her sudden passing.
Vons Snow watches as Le Ann delivers her bowl.
Gloria Brown and Le Ann
They took 2nd place in this tournament
The following article was in the Ventura County Star on February 10, 2015.
by Loren Ledin
REMEMBERING A FRIEND
The Moorpark High community and athletic department mourns the loss of Le Ann Smith, the schools athletic secretary from 1989 until her retirement in 2010. Smith passed away January 20 at age 66.
During Smith's tenure, Moorpark not only made the jump into the Marmonte League, but added track and field, boys and girls tennis, swimming, water polo and golf to the curriculum.
Athletic director Rob Dearborn says Smith was a rock, a mentor, a calming influence and, above all else, a friend through all the hectic times.
"Most athletic departments have these unsung heros that serve both students and coaches with little or no recognition. That was Le Ann," said Dearborn.
The AD recalls Smith would buy breakfast for kids that came to school hungry and buy school supplies and cleats for the needy.
" Her toughest job was keeping coaches in line," said Dearborn. " She did it with motherly love, but was always ready to crack the whip if needed."
Her best advice?
"She would tell me to have a successful marriage, just do what your wife tells you and everything will be great," recalls Dearborn.
"We're going to miss her greatly."