Mary Smith Obituary

Mary G. Smith
Mary G. Smith

July 15, 1947 - April 20, 2017
Born in New Albany, Mississippi
Resided in Bend, OR


Mary Smith was born July 15th, 1947 in New Albany, Mississippi. She started her college education at Northern Illinois University, and received a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education in 1973. In 1995, she earned her Master's Degree at University of Oregon in Child Development and had dedicated herself to children ever since.
Mary was a retired Social Worker and Child Development Specialist. Her passion was advocating for children and families. She planned, established and directed several early childhood programs in numerous states consistent with her husband's relocation with the Public Health Service. Mary was a social worker for many children and families right here in Oregon prior to her retirement. Some of Mary's many interests included reading, gardening, traveling and visiting with her sons and four grandchildren.
Mary is survived by her loving husband Jim of 48 years; sons Andrew and Damien; daughter-in-law Candace; brother Charles; four grandchildren, Olivia, Anica, Keaton, and Branson.
Mary is preceded in death by her mother Mary Whittington and father Fred Whittington.
A Celebration of Life is planned for June 10th, 2017 from 1pm- 4 pm at the Old Stone Church in Bend, OR.
The family requests that donations be made to Partners in Care Hospice 2075 NE Wyatt CT. Bend, OR 97701.




Old Stone Church
157 NW Franklin Ave
Bend, OR 97703
Saturday, June 10, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM