June 13, 2016
Elsie I. Smith of San Francisco died peacefully June 13, 2016 at Peninsula Reflections in Colma at age 93.
She was born March 19, 1923 in Gonzales to Mary and Joe Sala. She graduated at King City High School in 1942 and received further education at Rudolph Schaeffer and University of Chicago schools of design.
In 1949, she founded LC Interiors on San Francisco’s Columbus Ave. During the fifties and sixties, she opened designer quality furniture showrooms on Clement and Union Sts. While Elsie Smith searched the world for fine antiques and reproductions, she commissioned skilled artisans to produce her designs. Elsie’s discerning eye in selecting unusual furniture and decorations became apparent. As a result, LC Interiors became a popular source for interior designers. Her private estate collection may be browsed at elsiesmithinc.com or by visiting her 2285 Palou Ave. warehouse showoom in San Francisco. For more info about her estate, call 415-391-0717.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Drake and Saengdao Smith of San Francisco, and sister, Irene Rider of Salinas.
Private services will be held at Holy Trinity Cemetary in Greenfield.
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