Alona ‘Lonnie' Smalling
June 27, 1954 - July 17, 2003

    Alona "Lonnie" Smalling of Prineville died July 17 
of natural causes. She was 49.

    A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at Prineville 
Funeral Home.

    Mrs. Smalling was born June 27, 1954, in Portland to 
Ardys Houston Close. She grew up in Prineville and 
graduated from Crook County High School in 1972. She married 
Alton Mitchell and later married Roy Smalling in Welch, Texas.

    She worked as an insurance agent for Combined Insurance 
and as an interior decorator for Home Interiors.

Mrs. Smalling enjoyed sharing her faith with others and caring 
for her family.

    Survivors include; a daughter, Keri Grimes of Prineville; 
her son, Jeremy of Yukon, Okla. her parents Ardys and Stepfather 
Clarence Close of Prineville and stepfather, Dwight Robirds of 
Mexico; two sisters, Anita Endresen of Silverton and Linda 
Christensen of Prineville; and a grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
Prineville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.