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“Scott & Sarah, I am very sorry for your loss. I only met Betty in person once, but that was enough to learn how blessed your family was to have...Read More »
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“Richie, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful lady, and always so very nice to me. I loved her sense of humor and her smile. ...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Margaret LaBreche - Green Bay, WI

“Scott & Sarah, So sorry to hear of Scott's Mom's passing. Hopefully, happy memories of your Mom & Dad will help you face the difficult days ahead. ...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Grace Jalonen - Negaunee, MI

Betty "Lorraine" Smith, 85, of Marquette, died Friday afternoon, December 12, 2008 at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee.

Betty was born on December 8, 1923 in Escanaba, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Nettie Krueger Savard and was a lifelong area resident.

A 1941 graduate of Graveraet High School in Marquette, Betty worked for many years with the Michigan Bell Telephone Company, retiring as a supervisor.

She was a member of St. Peter's Cathedral and an active member of its altar society. She was also an accomplished pianist and animal lover.

Betty is survived by five children, Wayne Peggy Smith of Adrian, Richard Deb Smith of Harvey, Charmaine Bob Erickson of Lakeland, FL, Linda Smith and Scott Sarah Libick Smith, both of Marquette; also surviving are nine grandchildren and many great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Smith on November 9, 2003 as well as a brother, Howard Savard.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in St. Peter Cathedral with the Rev. Timothy Ekaitis officiating. Spring burial will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery.

Immediately following the mass, friends are invited to come and celebrate Betty's life in the Sky Room of the Landmark Inn where appetizers, refreshments and beer will be served.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to either the Marquette-Alger Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, the Eastwood Nursing Center Activities Fund or for Diabetes Research in Betty's memory.