Grandma Square
Marilyn Smith
  • 75 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 5, 1939
  • Date of passing: Feb 7, 2015
"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints" Psa. 116:15

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Marilyn Smith, 75, born on March 5, 1939 and passed away on February 7, 2015.

The Memorial of her life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at the Willcox SDA Church.

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Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Diane Richards on 5th March 2016

"It is your birthday today. Wish you were still around. Would love to talk to you. Love you lots."

This tribute was added by Diane Richards on 5th March 2015

"Happy birthday, Mom. Dad and I are missing you today. We are wishing that you were with us. I am looking forward to the morning with great expectancy. Love you."

This tribute was added by Ellen Smith on 5th March 2015

"Happy Birthday Mom,
Thinking about you today and I miss you.
Love Ellen"

This tribute was added by peggy kinney on 21st February 2015

"A lovely, kind lady, I'm sure she will be greatly missed by her family and friends!"

This tribute was added by Linda Owens on 18th February 2015

"I came to know Marilyn after my sister married her son, Byron. I visited Jan and Byron often in Arizona and usually stopped by to chat with the Smiths. Marilyn was always warm and welcoming and showed an interest in my life. It was a privilege to know her and she will be dearly missed. RIP Marilyn, and see you in The Morning!"

This tribute was added by Scott Richards on 15th February 2015

"Mom has always been an inspiration to me.  There are a lot of jokes going around about mothers in law but I can honestly say that none of them have ever applied to mom.  She was always concerned but never meddling, always available when needed but never pushy.  She has been a great inspiration and example to her children and grandchildren as well as many students throughout the years.  What greater legacy could anyone leave than the example of a Godly woman, mother and wife that she was.    I’m so proud to have been a part of her family and will greatly miss her.  Gracious, Godly woman are hard to come by these days but because of her influence they are a little more plentiful.  I am confident that her reward will be great.  What would we do without the blessed hope?  Love you mom."

This tribute was added by Charlene Wall on 14th February 2015

"I spent about 2 years with Mr and Mrs Smith, He was my favorite teacher because of his raging love and passion for us kids to keep us on the straight and narrow. I remember him telling me he had to stop talking with a fellow who was running down his wife because he did not want that to influence his own committed relationship with his own wife. I love the whole Smith family and it was in Charlies bible class on the great controversy I seen God had a JOB and through the sanctuary service GODS JOB was to save me. I was changed from that day to this believing the GOD will finish the work He began in me. I loved Marilyns popovers...mmm deadly yummy. I love her everything the way she carried herself ...such an example of womanhood. I am sooo looking forward to catching up in heaven. Love Charlene"

This tribute was added by Brenda Smith on 14th February 2015

"Mrs. Smith, never could call her Marilyn, super special lady in my  life, i remember her smile, her way of teaching you how and why to do something. Bible readings to canning to making peanut butter, thought of you often, will miss you Mrs Smith"

This tribute was added by Dusty Levesque on 12th February 2015

"Well, I remember her being a wonderful woman and having some sort of class in her basement.  I don't remember which class. I have thought about her from time to time wondering how they were(the Smiths). I will miss her more now."

This tribute was added by Darcy Wall on 12th February 2015

"Marilyn was my second mother, she was there for me when I was happy and sad may she rest in peace.  There is no doubt in my mind she will have a special place in heaven."

This tribute was added by Shawna Wright on 11th February 2015

""The Lord's loved ones are precious to Him; it grieves Him when they die."  Psalm 115:15 NLT

"You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book." Psalm 56:8 NLT"

This tribute was added by Diane Richards on 11th February 2015

"I attribute my conversion to my dear mother. She was a perfect example of practical Christianity. And she lived it in the home…

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This tribute was added by Shawna Wright on 10th February 2015

"Marilyn, My Second Mother

From the very start of my memories you were there, "you don't have to go to sleep just close your eyes" you said. "Always sit while you are eating", that sad story of your twin sister was the example.  My first move away from home was to your home the sting of homesickness was lessened as you took the role of second Mom.  Your homemaking skills, especially those on keeping a beautiful home have greatly influenced my own taste in decor, in a way you surround me. Tonight for supper we ate your potato soup, I let my memories take me... The last place I lived before I got married was once again in your home. I think you enjoyed the romance in the air and the wedding planning, you even skillfully sewed the bodice of my wedding dress as my own mother had struggled with. When I was preparing to move out into my own home you pulled my fuzzy pajamas out of the garbage can and arranged for them to be gifted to me at my lingerie party, I'm sure you got a few laughs out of that one.
My dear second Mom, although the miles have separated us over the years seeing you four years ago at another sad occasion was like no time had been in between, I will never forget the twinkle in your eye as you told me about having your own bakery at your age, and yes it was something to be proud of. Now it's not miles that separate us but time, for you it won't seem long but for those of us who wait until Resurrection morning we'll once again sing a song that years ago we tearfully sang as you and your family prepared to leave for Wiemar. To this day when these words are sung my memory takes me back to that tearful moment.

    Blest be the tie that binds
    Our hearts in Christian love;
    The fellowship of kindred minds
    Is like to that above.
    Before our Father’s throne,
    We pour our ardent prayers;
    Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,
    Our comforts, and our cares.
    We share our mutual woes,
    Our mutual burdens bear;
    And often for each other flows
    The sympathizing tear.
    When we asunder part,
    It gives us inward pain;
    But we shall still be joined in heart,
    And hope to meet again.

I love you Second Mom and will miss you, I'm asking our Dear Father to surround each of your loved ones and soften the ache in their hearts.  See you in the Morning!

Love,  Shawna"

This tribute was added by Nicole Elias on 10th February 2015

"I met "Grandma Smith" almost 10 years ago, when we moved to Canada. Her beautiful smile, gentle ways and words of wisdom captured my attention right away. She was very much a matriarch and no doubt blessed many younger mothers with the wisdom she has gathered by both experience and age. We have had many talks over the years and as I think back on those wonderful moments I feel blessed and privileged to have known her. Elegance and grace were attributes that she was know for. Very classic indeed in dress but equally classic and even more beautiful in character, beauty that endures the test of time. She was a reflection of the One that is altogether lovely. A beautiful life, well lived............., great example to all of us! May God help each and everyone of us to be so faithful that it can be said of all "well done my good and faithful servant". To sum it all up Proverbs 31: 10-31, describe her best. She will be greatly missed!"

This tribute was added by Clara Mae Watrous on 10th February 2015

"I'll never forget Marilyn...her winsome smile, large brown eyes, soft lisp, and gentle laugh.  She was ever busy, but still had time to speak a bite.  We always felt welcome at her home in both British Columbia and Arizona.  Her meals were tasty and healthy. And while her home was clean and orderly, yet you felt relaxed and comfortable being there.  She reminds me of the perfect wife and mother described in Proverbs 31.  I can hardly wait to see her again.  It won't be long now and we'll be going home.  What a day that will be!  Thank You, Jesus for that blessed hope."

This tribute was added by Douglas Adams on 9th February 2015

"I always liked Marilyns calm personality as a much younger person I'm afraid I tested it quit a bit and don't recall her ever getting upset. She was a real good friend with mom and they chatted about whatever when time permitted, Marilyn you have a special place in my heart.
RIP see ya in the morning"

This tribute was added by Dianne Knudson on 9th February 2015

"Marilyn was a sweet, gentle woman.  I looked up to her as an example of a Godly wife and mother.  She would look for the humor in situations and I remember many good laughs over incidents that would have upset others.  I am so thankful for God's precious promises, and for the precious hope of life together through eternity, with no more parting."

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