Betty Ann Smith, 71, of North Branch, died Friday, May 4, 2018. She was born June 29, 1946 in Muskegon to parents Richard and Ruby (Woodrum) Chaffee. She married Edward A. Smith on August 20, 1966 in Muskegon.
Betty was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church for over 35 years. She occasionally played organ there as well as primary organist for First Presbyterian Church. Betty simply loved music and sang in multiple choirs. She was known for accompanying Solo and Ensemble musicians for Almont and North Branch schools. Many folks around town knew her for having prepared personal tax forms, working at Travel Adventures or as a lab technician at the hospital and Knollwood Clinic. Betty made some of her best friends while working at Lapeer General Hospital. She touched many lives in the caring positions she has held over the years. But above all else her family always knew: they were her pride and joy.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband: Edward, sons: Darin (sig. other, Lora Perry) Smith of North Branch; Bud (Thersa) Smith of Lapeer; Adam (Sheila) Smith of Otter Lake, grandchildren: Jacque (& Christian); Ty; Cassie (& Dan); Jimmy (& Bethy); Nik (& Mickaila); Tony; Alexis; Marissa; Xander, great-grandchildren: Mikkel; Jacob; Elli; Alyvia; Abigail; Kollin; Tucker, brother: Burt (Julie) Wachter, numerous nieces and nephews as well as many friends who were just like family. Betty was preceded in death by two sisters, a brother and her parents.
Betty’s family has entrusted Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer with cremation. A memorial service will be 11:00am Monday May 14, 2018 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Lapeer. The family will receive friends from 10:00am through the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Condolences and memories may be shared at MuirBrothersLapeer.com.
Join Us for a Summer Concert
In the Audience or Singing with Us!
Thursday evening, July 26
Dear LCCC Family, current, former, and inactive members, we have a wonderful opportunity this summer to get together and sing for the Downtown Lapeer Summer Concert Series. We have been invited to sing on Thursday evening, July 26, at the farmer’s market pavilion downtown.
In preparation for this concert we will meet the three Monday nights, July 9, 16, and 23, leading up to the event to rehearse, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of Trinity Methodist Church, in Lapeer. It will be a fun evening of singing various types of music, folk/popular, sacred, and patriotic.
I would like to invite you to sing with the LCCC for this short-term commitment. To help you prepare for your participation we will make the music available to you in advance of the first rehearsal. The folders will be available to pick up on Monday evening, June 25, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the back parking lot of Trinity Methodist Church and immediately before our first rehearsal on Monday, July 9. Our webmaster and wizard, Bill Schnute, will post recordings of our summer concert selections for you to preview and use to prepare for our first rehearsal together.
I look forward to you participating in our summer concert and seeing you at the first rehearsal on Monday, July 9, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. If you have any questions send me an email, , or a text,
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