Age 79, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away, January 15, 2011. Born November 9, 1931, in Lansing, Michigan, to Michael L. and Lillian G. (Epler) Hopkins.
She was a member of the Mayflower Society, lifetime member of the VFW Post 701, retired Postal employee and Compensation Director of the American Postal Workers, an officer for the local, state and national APWU, and was awarded the Women in Labor Award.
Surviving are her husband of 62 years William Henry Smith Jr.; daughters: Kathy (Leonard) Chiesa of Mason, and Nola (Don) Parkey of East Lansing; daughter-in- law, Shirley Smith of Longmont, Colorado; grandchildren: Melissa (Tim) Crandall of Mason, Jessica (Scott) Whitaker of Leslie, Heather (Brad) Mann of Dewitt, Jared Smith of Longmont, Colorado; and great-grandchildren: Kodi and Foster Crandall, Devin and Hayden Whitaker, Wesslee Smith, and Lyla Mann. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Richard Hopkins; a son, Jon Smith; and a granddaughter, Carly Parkey.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. A private family interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Alma, Michigan. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Eaton Community Hospice.