Mable Doris Smith nee Strunk was born September 29, 1938 in Huntsville, Tenn. She went to meet the Lord at the age of 80 on February 14, 2019 at the Auburn Multicare Medical Center. She was more known to family and friends as “Mitzi”. A family funeral service was held at the Curnow Funeral Home in Sumner, WA on February 17, 2019.
She is survived by her spouse of 57 plus years, Francis aka Frank Smith. She is also survived by children, Vaughn (Brent), Douglas, Anne Marie & Sharon. Mitzi’s grandchildren are Kenneth, Vaughn, Vanessa and Zackary Smith-Krantz. Great-grand children are Alyssa, Kellen & Tristan.
Mitzi was a kind and loving homemaker however, when family finances required, she always found a way to assist. Mitzi & Frank met in Jacksonville Beach, FL, while he was in the Navy. Frank’s Naval and business career required residences in Oxon Hill, MD; Seattle, WA; Chicago, IL; Roselle, NJ; Fairfield, OH; Covington, WA; Shanghai, China and Auburn, WA. During the 57 plus year journey she never lost her spirit of adventure but was always kind to whomever she met.
Mitzi’s main focus was family but she always made that extra effort to be kind and fair to others. She enjoyed choosing and displaying plants and flowers. At some of her homes she really enjoyed being able to plant. She said it was in her Tennessee roots. Mitzi collected Hummel red heads, flower figurines and bird figurines all the while adding to her salt & pepper shaker collection that reflects where she lived, traveled and events in her life. She was always attentive to detail. Mitzi made sure that items in every room of her home were positioned to give it what she said was “a balanced look”.
When the Lord welcomed her, he was accompanied by her siblings, Oma Jean Sweet, Lorene Smithers, Ina Mae Chambers-Duncan, Henry aka Doyle Strunk, Paul Lester Strunk, Glenn Strunk and Ella June Windle.
Her ashes and those of her husband will find their final residence in Huntsville, Tenn.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mable Smith, please visit Tribute Store