OBITUARY

Elizabeth Smith

February 16, 1934March 10, 2013

Elizabeth M. Smith (Szalay) age 79 of St. Clair Shores died Sunday March 10, 2013. Loving wife of the late Kenneth. Survived by her loving children Garry Rettig, Jeffery, Kimberly (Richard) Lloyd, Sandra (Shane) Shepard, foster daughter Gail Weier, Stepsons Kenneth (Debbie) and Kevin (Kasia). Dear Grandmother of Justin, Shaun, Ashley, Jacob, Adam, Joshua, Paige, Shane Jr. Dear Great Grandmother of Adrienne. Dear Step Grandmother of Holly, Christopher, Brandon, Natalie, Jason and Shannon.

Memorial Service will be held at Christ Lutheran 32300 Schoenherr Road, Warren, Michigan, 48088 at 1:00 p.m. on March 15, 2013

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Elizabeth Smith

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March 22, 2013

We were so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. She really loved playing cards. She will surely be missed.
With deepest sympathy,
Kay & Don DeCaussin

Martin & Michelle Waskowski

March 15, 2013

Growing up, we could never pull much funny business on Yale. The moms were too busy having all the fun! There were the four wardens of the middle of our block. Always vigilant, always talking, always laughing and at all times keeping eyes on the little troublemakers(us kids).
Two were kind of easy going, two were gregarious and loud. If you didn't hear Betty calling and policing the kids, you heard my mom, Natalie doing so. Elanor and Dorothy were the other two and they all had a great time. Betty was the last, so now the party is up above. Somehow, I just know I'll be hearing them all in my dreams now. Condolences to Bettys family. We'll miss her as we miss the rest.

March 14, 2013

WE LOVED HER AND ALL HER BETTYISMS SLAPPING THE CARDS LIKE A BABYS BUT, NO ONE HAD SUCH CHARM AS BETTY AT HER BEST,
LOVE HER JOANN AND PAUL

Martin & Michelle Waskowski

March 14, 2013

There was no funny business going on in the neighborhood by the kids. The moms were always watching and doing the funny business. Four ladies, all gone now that Betty has departed took care of the middle of our block. 2 kind of quiet, 2 not so much. If you didn't hear Betty calling, you heard Natalie. Elanor and Dorothy were the 2 others. Always talking, always watching, always laughing. Will miss Bettys sense of humor and the candid way she always spoke. The gang is back together now; a real hen fest starting. I think I can hear the cackling and laughing once again. Our condolences to her family.

Julie Horton

March 14, 2013

I am for certain you will be greatly missed by your family and friends. I will always remember how you loved to talk on the phone for hours in the room next to your kitchen and your laugh, which you passed onto your children! Many thanks for always welcoming me into your home and for giving me my oldest and dear friend Sandra. RIP mrs smith..

Kevin Smith

March 14, 2013

Thank You Betty for being the best mom and stepmom anyone could ever ask for. you have been in my life for 50yrs and you will be in my heart and memory for even longer. I love you and will miss you. Keep everone up there laughing like you always did down here.

Love Kevin

Dawn Marr

March 14, 2013

I haven't seen Betty in years, but growing up with her daughter, Kim since kingergarten, I will always remember her. I spent many a night at their house growing up. Watched her chase Jeff around when he was "bad", and always felt at home when I was there. I know her family will miss her dearly and I wish them all of my condolences.
Dawn Marr (Fretz)

Hope Hellebuyck

March 13, 2013

Betty was a dear friend! I will miss our card games and telephone conversations. My life will be changed without her.

Carol DeBeaussaert (Waskowski)

March 13, 2013

She was kind, giving, caring, hilarious, profane, a great neighbor, and a true character. I too, will miss her contagious laugh and her larger than life personality. It's gonna be a lot livelier on the other side now that she's over there. My deepest condolences to her family. She will be missed!

March 13, 2013

Betty moved in next door to me when I was about ten years old. My mother and entire family had wonderful times with her.Allways ready to here a good joke and to give one back. I was working in my front yard one day and saw a women park in front of Bettys house and started to walk up to the side door. I asked her if she was going inside the house, she said yes, I then told her that no one has ever come out of that house the same again. She gave me a funny look and went inside. She knows now the power Betty had on all she met. I still live next door 47 years later and she still does not know my real name, she allways said hi you dumb ___________ _______ and I allways said hello back you stupid _______ ________. We had a special love for one another. I will miss you. Love Eddie Gawlik