Lanell I. (Armstrong) Smith, 66, Registered Nurse

Lanell I. (Armstrong) Smith, 66, of North Andover and formerly of Haverhill, passed away Monday, Dec. 14, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill.

Smith was born in Frankfurt, Germany, April 20, 1949, the daughter of the late Bennie and Ivory (Johnson) Armstrong. She was educated in various army base schools until her parents settled in Haverhill. She graduated from Haverhill High School with the class of 1967 and from Northeastern University with her nurse's degree in 1970. For many years she was employed at the former New England Deaconess Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess West Campus as a registered nurse. In her free time she enjoyed reading, meeting new people and running her online business.

She is survived by her step-son Marchon Smith, two brothers, COL (Ret) Bertram Armstrong and his wife Andrea of O'Fallon, IL and Stanley Armstrong of Chandler, Ariz., as well as a granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are by Farmer and Sons Funeral Homes of Haverhill.