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Virginia L. Smith

January 1, 1925 ~ October 30, 2018 (age 93)

Virginia Lorraine Smith

January 1, 1925 – October 30, 2018

Passed away October 30, 2018 at Avendelle Assisted Living in Rolesville, North Carolina.  Age 93 years.  Daughter of the late Carl Rose and Lydia (Praschant) Rose.  Virginia (“Ginny”) was born January 1, 1925 in Almont, Michigan, and grew up in Highland Park.  She was a 1943 graduate of Highland Park High School, and afterwards attended business school.  Thereafter, Ginny worked for Dow Chemical for eighteen years.  She married Dr. Billy A. Smith on September 2, 1961, and the couple moved to Saginaw where Billy established his periodontal practice.  Ginny was active in the Saginaw community, most notably as a member of Kings Daughters and Second Presbyterian Church.  In 1980, Billy and Ginny moved to Ann Arbor, and she lived there until 2008 at which time she moved to North Carolina to be closer to her son, daughter-in-law and grandson. 

Throughout her adult life, Ginny directed her full energy to being a homemaker, as well as a devoted wife and mother.  She will always be remembered for her exceptional cooking skills and her accomplished needlepoint and knitting works.  Much more, Ginny was cheerful and full of joy, and brought fun and laughter to all who met and knew her.  She loved each one of her family and friends very dearly.  Ginny had a wide range of interests including classical music, American history, and, most notably, Peanuts comic strips and television specials.

Ginny is survived by her son Robert, daughter-in-law Jill and son Matthew, all of Raleigh, North Carolina, along with numerous nieces and nephews.  Ginny was preceded in death by husband Billy and brother Charles Rose.  

Funeral to take place at Cederberg-Brietzke Funeral Home, 403 N Michigan Ave, Saginaw, MI, at 11 a.m. Friday, November 23, 2018, with visitation at 10 a.m.  Burial to take place subsequently at Cook Cemetery, Burt, Michigan.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund at

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