Pauline Fay Smith

June 2, 1946October 22, 2013
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Pauline Smith of Canton, MI, formerly Garden City, MI, passed away peacefully Tuesday Oct. 22 at Harper Hospital in Detroit after a valiant fight against cancer. She was born in Yorkshire, NY, June 2, 1946, one of 4 children of Lee and Luella (Wyss) Moyers. Because of her Dad’s military commitments she did extensive traveling as a youth which included living in Paris, France. Her family settled in Empire, MI, in 1958. She graduated from Maple City Glen Lake High School in 1964. Shortly after graduation she married Russell Wedemeier and raised her 3 children. She then entered the workforce. She enjoyed 20 years of marriage with her husband Richard Jr. Together they eventually became principles of Hughes Electronics in Livonia, MI where she enjoyed working with the employees. She enjoyed traveling, many cruises and vacationing at their cottage in Canadian Lakes, MI. Pauline was a huge sports fan. She especially enjoyed rooting for the University of Michigan, Detroit Tigers and loved the Green Bay Packers. Pauline enjoyed bowling, golfing and was extremely proficient at Jeopardy. She loved spending time with her family, especially her two grandchildren. Pauline is survived and will be sorely missed by her husband Richard Jr., her sister Tina Moyers, her children: Russell Wedemeier, Wendy (Thomas) O’Brien and Robert (Crystal) Wedemeier, Grandchildren: Ryan and Kyla Wedemeier; former husband Russell Wedemeier; sister in law Linda Moyers, and several nieces and nephews. Pauline was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers David and James Moyers. Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to Colon Cancer Coalition, 5666 Lincoln Dr., Suite 270, Edina, MN 55436.


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, October 26, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 26, 2013

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Sandy Spinniken

November 3, 2013

I started this a week ago and couldn't get thru it. I will miss you my dear friend. Your life was cut too short. We had many memories to SHARE. Now I can only share with others. May you be enjoying peace in heaven. When someone smarter than I can put pictures on for me I will share.

October 27, 2013

I will miss your laugh, the way you saw the best of situations, and of course the witty sarcasm which always made me feel at ease with you! You will be missed, not just by family but also by anyone who felt the generosity of your heart. your friend Michael Doyle


October 26, 2013

Pauline may god give your departed soul a peace. You will be dearly missed. I had a great time and wonderful memories. Also enjoyed working with you at Hughes Electronics. May God Bless!!

Tim Kotlarek

October 26, 2013

Smooth, Sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Patty Begley-Smith

October 25, 2013


Pauline was a wife, a mother,
Grandmother, sister, aunt and more.
Pauline was a dear friend
The kind we all long for.
Pauline my dear friend
Words can't describe
The loss we are feeling
So deep down inside.
Pauline had such a big heart
Compassionate and caring,
So loyal and true.
When you talked to Pauline
She really listened to you.
So intently and earnestly
She heard every word.
No detail unnoticed,
Be it bad or be it good.
She made you feel better,
Helped lighten you load.
With her soft warm smile,
Giving hugs as needed.
Always giving of herself
To family and friends.
No matter the hour
No matter the need.
Pauline was the one
On whom all could depend.
She was smart,
She was funny.
Liked to have a good time.
Her laugh was the best,
She was one of a kind.
Now my dear friend
You're with angels above.
You were one special lady
And we were blessed with your love.

Patty Begley-Smith
Oct. 25, 2013

October 25, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Linda Perez

October 25, 2013

Pauline, I am Thankful to you
for allowing me to be part of a
team at Hughes Electronics.
You are and will be miss......

david martin

October 25, 2013

Pauline rocked...she was such a cool lady and always a pleasant demeanor when we chatted. Rick and her made a perfect couple and formed a beautiful team for many years...she will be missed every day by her family and friends. On Saturday, we will celebrate her life!
Dave Martin and his girls

Big Ten Mixed League, Merri-Bowl Lanes

October 24, 2013

We will all miss a fellow friend and bowler.

Linda Orr

October 24, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. You have my sympathy and prayers for comfort, understanding and strength at this time.