THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Beverly S. Smith
Issue Date: August 15, 2019
Beverly Sue (Auter) Smith, 85, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019 at her home
Born Aug. 16, 1933 in Covington, Ind., to Ingold "Bunch" and Blanche Auter, she was known as Sue to family and friends and worked in banking at Fountain Trust in Covington.
She married Robert E. Smith on June 8, 1951 and they enjoyed 63 years of marriage. His career in the oil industry took them all over the country, moving from Covington to Asheville, N.C., Byron, Ill., West DePere, Granada Hills, Ca. and Noblesville, Ind. until moving to Longmont, Co. in 1991. Over those years, she worked in Escrow Offices in Rockford, Ill. and Thousand Oaks, Ca. In 2014, they then moved to Menominee, Mi.
They traveled a lot and she especially liked exploring the Colorado mountains. She enjoyed shopping, loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, valued friendships in the Marinette-Menominee area with the Red Hats and Senior Citizen groups and maintained special relationships with longtime friends, Sarah Jane Snyder of Longmont and Barb and Jack Junio of West DePere.
A longtime member of the LifeBridge Christian Church in Longmont, she also volunteered teaching Senior Net computer classes in Longmont.
Survivors include three daughters, Stephanie Hendee and Cyndi (Robin) Elsner, both of Menominee and Connie (Matt) Kovanda of Castaic, Ca.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, on Jan. 15, 2015; three sisters, Margaret, Vivian and Jean and two brothers, Harold and "Bud".
An interment service will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Co. on Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. A Celebration of Life in Menominee is being planned for Fall and will be announced at a later date. Donations can be made to Pancreatic Cancer Research or UP Hospice. Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home of Marinette is assisting the family with arrangements.