Patricia Scherf-Smith, 83, of Urbandale, Iowa and former long time resident of Brooklyn, NY, died Sunday, January 12, 2014, at the Deerfield Village in Urbandale. Patricia Scherf-Smith, was born on October 30, 1930, in Canton, South Dakota. She was an avid collector of miniature souvenir buildings and houses. She was an early and active member of the Souvenir Building Collectors Society. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Unity Point Hospice of Des Moines or the Souvenir Building Collectors Society. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Journalism from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa in 1952. She was united in marriage to Carlton Smith in Chicago, Illinois in 1965. Carlton preceded her in death on March 9, 1981.