Darlene M. Smith

Resided in Cornell, Michigan
Died May 13th, 2020

Darlene M.Β  Smith, 77, of Cornell, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at her home following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Escanaba on October 27, 1942, daughter of Aldrick and Dorina (LaForest) Therrian. Darlene attended Holy Name High School, Class of 1961.

On May 11, 1963 Darlene married Donald Smith at Holy Family Church in Flat Rock. They recently celebrated their 57-year wedding anniversary.

Darlene worked for Mary Janes Catering Service for 30 years and also worked for Linda Roberts Catering.

She was a member of Holy Family Church and the Alter Society. Darlene enjoyed going to the casino, gardening and also loved her one glass of wine a day.

In addition to her husband, Donald of Cornell and biological mother, Lorraine Simpson of Kingsman, AZ; she is survived by a daughter, Laurie (Pat) Alworden, their children Christina (Alex) Popovic and Zack Alworden; a son, Kevin (Wendy) Smith and their children, Tyler and Sarah Smith; and one great grandson, Solomon Smith.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Holy Family Church in Flat Rock.Β  Burial will immediately follow in Escanaba Twp. Cemetery.

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16 Tributes to “Darlene M. Smith”

  1. Don,

    So Sorry to hear about your Bride. Now she no longer has to suffer. She Sure put up a good fight. May you Rest Pecefully Darlene.

    Best Regards,
    Take Care, Tina Hiironen

  2. What a shock sorry for your loss. We had many fun and exciting time and we sure did laugh a lot. Hopefully she is resting in peace and all the pain has left her. Darlene will be missed by her family and friends πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜‡πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜‡ RIP dar. Until we meet again πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜‡

  3. Don and Family, Our thoughts and Prayers are with you ALL at this time..
    Your Friends and Co-Worker
    Leonard and David Johnson

  4. we are so sorry for your loss Don.Darlene was a wonderful woman. god bless your family. may she rest in peace. Dianne,Chad and John rich.

  5. I remember many times she treated us kids with sandwiches and a yard to play in. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Donnie and family

    Our deepest sympathy goes to you and your family. Last week I was thinking about you and Darlene and wondering about you. Our prayers are with you.

    Neil and Sandy (Severinsen) Botwright

  7. Dear Laurie, Pat, & Family ~

    So very sorry for the loss of your Mom. I’m sure you will find solace in the fact that she is no longer suffering.
    I know she went through a lot. May she rest in peace.
    I’ll always remember when Dennis & I ran into her & your Dad at the Yooper Picnic in Lake Havasu. (Unknowingly, that each of us would be there!)
    She seemed as happy as I was to see “family”! We had the nicest & longest visit, ever! : )

    Sending Our condolences & Love.
    Cheryl & Dennis

  8. Donnie sorry to hear of your lose! MY prayers are with you at this time! GOD bless!

  9. Laurie and Family:

    Our sympathy to you and your family on the recent loss of your mother. Although I didn’t know her personally, I enjoyed hearing about their travels to Arizona each year and how your mom spoiled your dog. Cherish the happy times you had with her and know that she is now at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Mary & Gary Bjorkquist

  10. Our deepest sympathy to all of Darlenes family and friends. May she Rest In Peace.

  11. Donnie sorry to hear about Darlene. Our sympathy to you and your family.

    Mike and Kathy Decker

  12. I am so sorry to hear about Darlene’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to all the family.Know that she is in a better place, no more pain and suffering. Take care.

  13. Richard & Diane La Marche are remembering Don and his family in our prayers! Sorry for your loss!

  14. Don we were so sorry to hear about Darlene’s passing. Such sad news. She was such a kind and thoughtful person. She will be so missed.

  15. Laurie and Family

    Deepest sympathy to your family. So sorry to hear about your loss and thankful your Mom is at peace.

  16. in deep sympathy, to Don and Family,Pray God,s peace will be with you..Harold Plouff and Carol Plouff.

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