Obituary:

Beverly A. Smith

Funeral Services:

Beverly Ann Smith, 82, of Charlotte, died on March 5 of 2018. She was born July 20, 1935 in Harrison, Mich. to Paul and Laura Catron. She graduated from Charlotte High School class of 1953. Bev worked for Fowler’s Chevy-Olds for 26 years as office manager, and then stayed on with the family handling their affairs for an additional 10 years. Afterward she worked in the accounting office for the Charlotte Wal-Mart for 15 years. In between all of that she sold Avon products for 25 years.

Bev belonged to the local chapter of American Business Women’s Association, and was the business woman of the year twice, and was awarded business woman of the decade once. Bev was a member of the Hayes-Green Beach auxiliary for 15 years, and volunteered in the gift shop at the hospital. She especially liked the used book sales.

Bev leaves behind her daughter, Lynn Ann (Mark) Zimmerman; son, Ray Smith; three grandchildren, Andrew (Sarah) Zimmerman of Omaha, Neb., Melissa (Jonathan) Timm of Tecumseh, Mich., and William (Candice Lonzer) Zimmerman of Adrian; and three great-grandchildren. Bev also leaves two surviving sisters, Ann (Robert) O’Brien, and Mary Krotcsky; as well as two step-sisters, Beva Lee Smith of Grand Ledge, and Jean Berryhill of Charlotte; two special cousins, Judy Hamp of Lansing, and Sylvia Speer of Traverse City.

Bev is preceded in death by her sister, Ruth (Dean) Carey.

Special thanks to friends and neighbors, Vanda Warren, and Bob and Pam Curtis. A big thank you to special friends, Pat Misler and family, and Betty Rosenbrook and family.

“Love you guys.” –Bev

Donations may be made directly to the family.