Dortha (Roesler) Smelcer, a former Crescent City resident, passed away Oct. 31, 2008, in Salinas.

She was was born on July 21, 1925, and raised in Coynesville, Iowa and Marysville, Wash. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Dortha was preceded in death by her son, Curtis Roesler, and both of her parents.

Dortha is survived by her husband, Ben Smelcer of Salinas, and son, Peter Roesler of La Grange; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The Neptune Society is in charge of the arrangements.