Mary Joyce Smith
LAKE LINDEN – Mary Joyce Smith, 63, of Lake Linden, passed away on September 27, 2013, at the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium.
She was born on December 14, 1949, a daughter of Robert and Joyce (Haralson) Mills.
She attended Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools.
She was married to Bernhard Smith on July 5, 1975 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hubbell.
Mary loved being a mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Robert Steven (Joyce) Mills; brother-in-laws, Reuben Sauvola and Donald Bukema.
She is survived by her husband, Bernhard of Lake Linden; four daughters, Lori Mills Smith of Calumet, Lisa (Michael) Dorvinen of Marquette, Kelly Mills of Marquette and Wendy Smith of Calumet; 10 grandchildren, Jeremy (Jessica), Jody, Kristopher, Lacey, Lilli, Amanda, Jacob, Kyle, Megan and Mason; three great-grandchildren, Kyara, Cooper, Jaxson; brothers and sisters, William (Shirley) Mills, Marsha Sauvola, Susan Bukema, John (Debra) Mills, Darcy (Diane) Mills; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1, at the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden with Rev. Robert White to officiate. Friends may call for an hour before the service at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at pearcefuneralhome.com.