Willa Evans Smith was born in Missouri April 23, 1913. Smith was a long-time resident of La Mesa in San Diego County. About 1979 she returned to Missouri to be with her family and died in Hermitage on Jan. 27, 2000.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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