2018-05-10 / Obits



71, of North Branch, died Friday, May 4,


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 (Theresa) 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.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Betty’s family has entrusted Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer with cremation. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday May 14, 2018 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Lapeer. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. through the service.

Muir Brothers Funeral Home – Lapeer

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