Date of BirthFebruary 18, 1926

Dorothy Smith Obituary

Date of BirthFebruary 18, 1926

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Date of PassingJanuary 17, 2016

Dorothy Smith Obituary

from Jackson, Wisconsin, United States

Date of BirthFebruary 18, 1926

Dorothy Smith Obituary

Date of BirthFebruary 18, 1926

303 Views

Date of PassingJanuary 17, 2016

Dorothy Smith Obituary

from Jackson, Wisconsin, United States


Smith, DorothyDorothy Mae (Westgate) Smith, 90, Green Bay, died peacefully Thursday November 17th, 2016. She was born on February 18, 1926 in Rhinelander, WI to Hugh and Edna (Rodd) Westgate. Her family moved to Green Bay in 1934 where she attended West High School. In 1943 her family moved to Seattle, WA. Following her graduation in 1944, Dorothy worked for Hills Brothers Coffee as secretary/stenographer. Her family later returned to WI in 1948 where she worked in Milwaukee at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service as secretary/stenographer. Dorothy was very proud of her Norwegian ancestry. She and her brother spent their summers in Rhinelander with their maternal grandparents who emigrated from Norway and settled there. Her grandfather (Hans Rodd) was sheriff of Oneida County. Her paternal grandparents also lived in Rhinelander where her grandfather was a physician. She cherished her memories and had many stories of her summers spent with them. In 1948 Dorothy met the love of her life, Loren Smith. They married in 1949 in Milwaukee. In 1953 they moved to Green Bay, where she began her career as a stay at home mom, raising four children. They were fortunate to enjoy 63 wonderful years together until his death in 2012.Dorothy was an avid bowler and golfer in her younger years, and enjoyed close friendships in many leagues. She loved music, art, and dancing. She had a passion for flowers and was known for her beautiful gardens. Her cross-stitched Christmas stockings and framed art pieces are cherished by everyone in her family. Upon retirement, the couple spent their summers at their cottage on Lake Michigamme in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Robert, and one brother and sister-in-law, Rev. Judson and Gloria Westgate. She was also preceded in death by Loren's parents, Claude and Beulah Smith, and Loren's sister Lois Stevens and her husband Albert Stevens.She is survived by three children; Rick (Pam) Smith, Lori (Don) Jolly, and Julie (Craig) Charles, all of Green Bay. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Emilie (Barry) Kalpinski, Jackson Smith, and Ben Charles. She was blessed with two great-grandchildren, June and Henry Kalpinski. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews.Dorothy's family wishes to thank her special friends Dick and Debbie, Fran, Lisa, Toni, and Sue for their companionship, love, and assistance. She cherished her time with you. In addition, the family wishes to thank the staff of the Bellin Hospital Cardiac unit for their care and compassion during her final hours with us. In lieu of flowers, donations will be presented to the .Funeral will be held at First United Methodist Church, 501 Howe St. Green Bay, WI on Tuesday November 22. Visitation will be at the church from 11-12:30, with service beginning at 12:30. Burial will be at Nicolet Memorial Gardens.

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