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Visitacion "Vis" A. Smith – Obituary

Name: Visitacion "Vis" A. Smith

Age: 88

Born: 09-23-1933

Died: 07-24-2022

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Annunciation Catholic Church, Mayhew Lake, Minnesota

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 11:00 am at Annunciation Catholic Church in Mayhew Lake, MN for Visitacion “Vis” Alvarez Smith, 88 years old of St. Cloud, MN. She died on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at St. Benedict Senior Community, St. Cloud MN. The Reverend Thomas Knoblach will officiate. Burial of the urn will be at the Parish Cemetery.   Visitation will be on Thursday, July 28, 2022, 4-7 pm at Daniel Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. 

Vis was born on September 23, 1933 in Cebu City, Philippines. She is the daughter of Ambrosio Sr. and Cleofe (Rodriguez) Alvarez. She grew up in the Philippines, became a Catholic nun, a grade school teacher and a College Registrar. In the early 1970’s, she moved to the United States. She was united in marriage on June 1, 1973 to John ”Jack” Johnson at St. Boniface Catholic Church in San Francisco, CA and they made their home in Benton County, MN near Rice. She worked for years in a data entry position at St. Cloud State University before retiring in 2001. After Jack died in April of 1991, she continued to live in Benton County. In 2001, she married James J. Smith in Foley, MN and later on had a Catholic Church wedding on May 5,2007 in Cebu City, Philippines. They made their home in St. Cloud and became residents of Benedict Village in 2015 and this has been her home since then. She was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral Catholic Church in St. Cloud.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband John; brothers Brigido Sr., Teofilo, Manuel, Tomas, Ambrosio Jr. and sister Teresa A. Lean.

She is survived by her husband James Smith of St. Cloud, MN, brother Isidro Alvarez of San Francisco CA, sister Pacita Alvarez Parrish of Santa Clara, CA, sister-in-law Alice Alvarez of San Francisco,CA,  relatives and friends.

Guestbook for Visitacion "Vis" A. Smith

Sister Nina Marie (Zaudy)
, Grand Niece
July 30, 2022, 1:10 pm
Thank you very much Auntie Vis for all.You inspired me a lot to embrace religious life.From Phil's.to Switzerland our often communication made us strong as family ties.May the Good God will grant you eternal peace.Requiescant In Pace. Love Sr.Ninia- Marie
Mercedes Belleza Alvarez Tallo
, Niece
July 28, 2022, 3:06 pm
I praise and thank God for making Auntie Vis a blessing to others especially to us ..her nieces and nephews. May the Almighty God the Father give her a room in heaven and a gift of eternal life. May she rest in peace. Amen
Trixie Gale Obnimaga
, Great Grand Niece
July 27, 2022, 7:44 pm
We love you and will miss you, Lola. You can rest now in peace.
Isidro Alvarez
, Brother
July 27, 2022, 1:38 pm
Dearest Sister , May you Rest In Peace and free from all pains forever now. Starting to miss you .Love you.
, Niece
July 27, 2022, 1:21 pm
Tiya Ves,may you rest in peace eternally with our Lord above.We always remember and thanking you all your concerns for us. Missed your voice now.Our prayers for you always.
Alicia Alvarez
, Sister-in-law
July 27, 2022, 1:21 pm
Rest In Peace. We will miss you Ate Vis
Francis Anos
, Great Grand nephew
July 27, 2022, 4:12 am
Lived a great life, hope you continue living like it in the afterlife.
CJ Anos
, Great Grand nephew
July 27, 2022, 3:47 am
You inspired me to try and travel the world. I hope you have fun wherever you are!
Rae Obnimaga
, Great Grand nephew
July 27, 2022, 3:37 am
You can rest now, lola.
Tata & Family
, Grandniece
July 27, 2022, 3:36 am
Mama, you are precious and will be missed dearly. Rest peacefully! And as you enjoy heaven please save a seat for all of us. We love you. Till we meet again!
Wilfe & Family
, Great Grand Niece
July 27, 2022, 2:34 am
Our Dearest Tia Vis, You will be truly missed and your memories will live forever in our hearts. Rest In Peace! We love you. Until we meet again!

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