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Posted by Marie Preston on January 14, 2020
I miss you Grandma Eve! I remember your sweet singing voice and love the video of you rocking baby Christian . I wish my girls could've met you ❤
Posted by Lorna Thompson on January 14, 2020
Can it be ? 

You would be 93 today, in Earth-years ...
You were so well loved, and are sorely missed, daily ! 
I love you, Mom. ❤️

Lorna
Posted by Lorna Thompson on January 14, 2018
Mom, I'd say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY", but, of course, every day is perfect where you are.  I think of you daily, ... I love and miss you, always ...
Posted by RaeAnna Goss on July 12, 2017
Your namesake, Eva Mae Goss, was able to visit your final resting place during our MI trip. How I wish Christian could remember you and Eva Mae could have met you! You still live on in our hearts and memories! ❤️
Posted by Shari Hooper on January 14, 2017
90th birthday today...I was thinking how elegant you were, how much I would love to visit with you, especially today to celebrate YOU! Happy 90th birthday today here on earth, wish you were here! I love(d) you Momma!
Posted by Mindy Keely on January 14, 2015
Happy Birthday, Aunt Eva! I love you and miss you dearly. So blessed for the wonderful memories that bring smiles to my face when thinking of you. xoxo
Posted by Gayle Harbin Skinner on January 14, 2015
Eva was my second Mom, she was always there for me. She was so easy for me to talk to. Eva was my Mom's best friend, She was with my Mom when she passed away. I was so comforted that Mom was not alone, but with her buddy. I see them drinking coffee all day, coloring each other's hair, and a night cap of Sherry to finish the day. I have great memories of Eve and Walt, how I loved them both. I see you and Mom chatting over coffee. Love you Eve, and miss you. I am so happy you were in my life. What a wonderful second Mom.
Posted by RaeAnna Goss on January 14, 2015
Happy birthday Grandma. Today is the visitation for Nick's dad and it makes me so sad to have lost loved ones this year. I pray that you, dad, and Nick's dad are singing beautiful music with Jesus today. I love you.
Posted by RaeAnna Goss on May 6, 2014
Hey Grandma!
Thank you for preparing me and Christian for Dad's passing. While on our morning walk yesterday I loved seeing a reminder of you in the beautiful irises that are blooming. I could never have imagined that talking to Christian about heaven would be such a relevant topic.
I hope that you are showing Dad all the wonderful things about heaven right now. You are missed and I love you so much.
Posted by Shari Hooper on January 14, 2014
You are always on my mind..... Willy Nelson it's singing in my head & so many memories are flooding me as tears flow tonight. I miss Eva Mae Smith, my mommy & friend. I want to spend time with you. Some dates are are hard & today it's hard without you.
Posted by Lorna Thompson on July 2, 2013
MOM, so hard to believe it has been almost 3 years since you left ...
i miss you profoundly - yes, I'm comforted to know you are with Dad, and the two of you are in the Presence of the Lord ... part of my heart is with you, and always will be, i love you, !!!
Posted by RaeAnna Goss on January 14, 2013
Happy birthday, Grandma! I wish we could go out and celebrate at Mere Bulles like we did for your 80th birthday! I'm so thankful that you lived a long life and so many of those years were in perfect health! I hope you and Paula Wyatt are making beautiful music praising the Lord together! Losing loved ones is so hard but I know we'll see you again!
Posted by Judy Soper on January 14, 2013
Happy Birthday Aunt Eva! Go enjoy a Bill Knapp's birthday cake and listen to Bing Crosby sing "Happy Birthday to you" with my Mom. Either that or you and Uncle Walt can play some cards with my Mom and Dad. I know that all four of them are having the best time together in paradise! Love and miss you. :)
Posted by Edna And Harry Richardso... on January 21, 2012
Hi Shari,
I went by your mother's home in Foxwood today. I guess I was looking for a hug. I miss her.   Harry
Posted by RaeAnna Goss on January 21, 2012
Grandma, you have been in my thoughts a lot over the past few days. I wish you could hold your beautiful granddaughter! I can't wait to share stories and pictures with her as she grows! Thank you for watching over her! I had a good cry the other day as I came across the letters that Grandpa wrote you. Thank you for giving them to me! And thank you for loving and teaching me so much!
Posted by Janine Eitniear on January 14, 2012
Happy 85th Birthday, Aunt Eve. I miss you so very much. I am so glad to have another little Eva Mae in our family now but am sad that she will not know you as she grows up. One day, I know, one day we will all be together again. Love you and miss you, dearest Auntie
Posted by Judy Soper on July 13, 2011
Can't believe it's been a year...I am QUITE sure that she, Uncle Walt, and my mom and dad are playing a game of cards (pinochele spelled wrong!)....and sharing memories and having a great ole time....thankfully we'll be able to see them again someday! :)
Posted by Shari Hooper on July 12, 2011
On this day one year ago......that's all I can write. I miss my mom!
Posted by Janine Eitniear on July 12, 2011
I cannot believe it has been a year since your light went out of my life. I think of you all the time, miss you and love you so very much. I know where you are and that I will see you again one day, but sure would love to call you and hear your voice right now! Love, Janine
Posted by Lorna Thompson on July 12, 2011
Mom, i think it took BEING a Mom myself, to really understand a Mother's LOVE. for all you've IMPARTED to me, for ALL you've given and all your LOVE - I am truly grateful ! I think you know NOW, more than ever how profoundly i love you ! i miss you, but i feel you near.
Posted by Shari Hooper on February 23, 2011
I needed to see you and remember your face....I'm glad this webspace is here for us. Thank you RaeAnna, for setting this up- a place to leave a thought and shed a tear. My mother was a beautiful person and I miss her so so much.
Posted by Lorna Thompson on January 17, 2011
January 14, 2011
I hope this Birthday was very special - because you are freed from this body and reunited with Dad in the courts of the Lord. Please watch over my Katie Lynn,'til I get there ... Love you !
Posted by Janine Eitniear on October 1, 2010
Aunt Eve, I was thinking of sending you a picture of Lindsay from her recital and a fall card. and then I remembered that you are not here. I will miss picking out or making you cards and sending pics of the kids.
I miss YOU so very much. My heart hurts so much when I think of you being gone. But I know you are with Jesus.
Love you always and forever,
Janine :)
Posted by Edna And Harry Richardso... on August 21, 2010
Proud to have had Eve as our friend. We miss our hugs. She brought pleasure to everyone she met with her hugs. Harry and Edna Richardson, Guelph Ontario, Canada.
Posted by BettY Feher on August 18, 2010
Eve was a special friend to Frank and me. I enjoyed visiting with Eve on way back to Michigan in the spring. Our cruise trips where great.
Posted by Lorna Thompson on August 8, 2010
miss you so much, Mom - but i feel you with me sometimes, and it helps ...
Posted by Robin Hooper on August 8, 2010
I miss you Mom. You showed unconditional love to all, thank-you for your example!
Posted by RaeAnna Goss on August 8, 2010
I thought of you yesterday Grandma! I sang a song with other music teachers and wished that you could still come hear my choir and school programs. Playing music for you brought me so much joy!
Posted by Janine Eitniear on August 8, 2010
Dearest Aunt Eve, hardly a day goes by without you coming into my thoughts. I miss you so very much and hear your voice in my mind and feel sad that I can't call you and talk to you.
Posted by Shari Hooper on August 2, 2010
I'm missing you Momma....
Posted by Judy Soper on July 20, 2010
Love you forever. Not enough room here to write all of the feelings in my heart.
Judy-girl...
Posted by Janine Eitniear on July 19, 2010
Aunt Eve, I miss you so much! I love you forever and ever and always.
Posted by Linda Wright on July 18, 2010
Eva was a beautiful Christian lady. She will be
greatly missed by her family and friends. She
was truly an inspiration.
Posted by Karen Casada on July 17, 2010
I wil always remember Eva as a gracious lady with much wisdom and love for everyone.
May her memory live and inspire as she did in this life.
Take comfort that she is in the presence of her saviour!

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Posted by Marie Preston on January 14, 2020
I miss you Grandma Eve! I remember your sweet singing voice and love the video of you rocking baby Christian . I wish my girls could've met you ❤
Posted by Lorna Thompson on January 14, 2020
Can it be ? 

You would be 93 today, in Earth-years ...
You were so well loved, and are sorely missed, daily ! 
I love you, Mom. ❤️

Lorna
Posted by Lorna Thompson on January 14, 2018
Mom, I'd say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY", but, of course, every day is perfect where you are.  I think of you daily, ... I love and miss you, always ...
Recent stories

Today a reunion happened

Shared by Shari Hooper on July 12, 2018

Oh how I want to be with you chatting together & tell you about our reunion with Randy, Whitney & the kids! Is it coincidence that it happened today on the very day you left this earth or is there some kingdom intercession that helped us here on earth? I know you yearned to see your baby boy before you passed on & to hear his voice, I grieve even to this day about all the bad stuff that was going on while you were sick. Today felt like some redemption was taking place & I wonder how you played a part in it. You were such a good mom & grandma...miss you so much

Meeting my second Mom

Shared by Gayle Harbin Skinner on January 14, 2015

We moved to Swartz Creek when I was five yrs old, and lived next door to Walt and Eve. When I started first grade, I walked to school a couple blocks away, and would come home for lunch. I did'nt want to return for the afternoon session. I then came up with a plan to stay home by hiding behind the house, and I would go back in the house when I saw other kids walking home. I was hiding about 10 minutes, when I saw a woman watching me out her screen door. She then came over to me and asked what I was doing. I told her my plan. She said we should go see my mom and tell her my plan. That was the day my Mom and Eve became best friends. I am sure they had laughs about my scheme. I have laughs about it too. My Mom was short 5' and Eve 6' we would laugh that the looked like Mutt and Jeff. My Mom's name was Doris, but Eve always affectionly called her  Dorsa. I miss both my Moms very much. I loved you Eve. I was so blessed to have her in my life.

 

the gift of music

Shared by Lorna Thompson on July 12, 2011

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I am the second daughter of Eva Mae Smith.
 

I grew up in a  home filled with music !  


There was Boots Randolf on sax, the croonings of Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra...we listened to Tommy Dorsey and other 'Big Bands'. Tennessee  Ernie Ford, Burl Ives. We shared Lawrence Welk - all the variety shows,
 when TV was entertainment !
            and i'll never forget the live concerts together:                                           ...'the showman', Wayne Newton and the inimitable Roger Whittaker !

and, then, there were the WOMEN in our lives,
whose songs we loved to hear AND sing !
 Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand,,Bette Midler and  Liza Minnelli !


Besides playing all this music on our stereo console -
Mom sang to each of us !  
If she had to change the words in a song to personalize it for us,
she would!  Some of my favorite memories are singing duets with her, as she taught me songs from another era.

i was very active in my own kind of music
(whatever was popular at the time)
yet,  i treasure the rich heritage she gave,
more than that of my own generation !

As i became acquainted with 'Big Mama' - Mom's mother,
i found that she also loved music and loved to sing.  
We have a video of her in her later years,
 in ill health and blind from Diabetes -
Still singing and rocking her shoulders to the beat !

So, we have generations of singers and music lovers !


My two sisters sing beautifully, and my niece performs cello, piano and is a music teacher !  Her brother has been in various bands, as well. i have performed all over the country, play guitar and write music and my three beautiful children - (two girls and a boy) - all sing.  my son also plays guitar and composes his own songs.

and, now, the Great-Grandchildren will have their turn !

Of all the gifts a mother gives her children - unconditional love, attention, sacrifice - She taught me strength and dignity, tenacity and endurance.       Yet, it is the gift of music that has lifted me up in hard times ...                             Faith has buoyed me, so often expressed in songs                           i learned at my Mom's knee.
 

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So, Mom for us on earth, it has been a year sine you crossed over. 

I love you, i miss you - i felt it when your breath left your body,

and now that you've gone -

i feel you can hear, what i cannot even say.
 
 

Eva Mae Smith, you are a hero, an example
and inspiration to me.

I love you !


Lorna

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