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Margaret "Peggy" Helen (Brown) Smith

March 15, 1930 ~ February 28, 2018 (age 87)

Past away peacefully yet unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the 87.  Beloved wife of the late Bruce Smith and cherished mother of the late Marsha Smith.  Peggy is survived by her children Donna Henderson (Dan), Danny Smith (Brenda), Billy Smith, Judy Moreau (predeceased by Tom), Craig Smith (Wanda), Steve Smith, Jennifer Smith (Bill) and Scott Smith.  Predeceased by her brother Bill Brown and his wife Loretta.  Peggy will be missed by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and anyone who has ever met and loved her. A celebration of Peggy's life will be held at a later date.  If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Midland SPCA and would be greatly appreciated.  Our family would like to sincerely thank the 911 team that responded to our call so quickly and assisted us professionally and with compassion.


Margaret Helen Brown Smith

To most she was known as Peggy or Mrs. Smith.  To 9 lucky children she was called Mom and to her 22 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren, we were fortunate to call her Gramma.

Gramma was similar yet very unlike most other Grammas. She was sweet, kind and loving but also strong, funny and one hell of a crude joke teller.  She loved her dogs Melvin, Little Bit and Andy and her many cats over the years.  She was the only person I knew that could make her dog sleep or sneeze on command.

Gramma’s life had its challenges over the years.  She had 5 crazy boys and 4 beautiful daughters to raise on a limited income; yet despite this she and Grampa persevered through life’s obstacles.  Mainly because she was tough as nails and mostly because of her love for her family.

Love.  Love is powerful.  It is more powerful than anything else in this life.  This is a lesson I will always remember to get me through challenges I will undoubtedly face throughout my life.  I hope all of you will do the same.

Although I am incredibly sad that Gramma is no longer just a drive or phone call away I take comfort in my belief she has once again been reunited with her beloved daughter Marsha, and her husband of over 50 years Duke; Or as we called him Dad, Grampa or Poppa.

I’m sure we can all agree, Gramma never wanted anyone to ever make a fuss over her but I thought it important to say a few words about her, to honor her and to reminisce about what an important woman she was to me and all of you.

I will miss you dearly, Gramma.  Thank you for all of your love, for all of these years.       

  I Love You

Until we meet again

Sarah xo

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