Patricia A. Smith, age 85, of Midland died peacefully at her home on Thursday, December 10, 2020. She was born January 11, 1935 in Detroit to the late Raymond J. and Charlotte (Kemeny) O’Tool. Pat married Thomas H. Smith on August 4, 1956 in Bay City, MI. He preceded her in death on July 9, 2000.
Pat attended Bay City Central High School and was a graduate of Michigan State University and earned her Master’s Degree from SVSU. She was an art teacher for Midland Public Schools for over 37 years and was MPS Art Coordinator for her last 9 years, retiring in 1998. She also served as President of the local teacher’s union and was a member of the Midland Artist Guild. Pat continued to teach art for Midland Center for the Arts until the time of her death.
Pat was a devout Catholic and faithful member of Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. She was an accomplished watercolor artist and art educator. She loved camping, snowmobiling, gardening, playing bridge as well as beating all of her family in cards and Scrabble. Christmas was her absolute favorite time of year. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who meant the world to her.
She is survived by sons Tim Smith (Bruce Hackney), Mike (Lori) Smith, Dave (Lisa) Smith and daughter Shari Smith (Mike Driver). Grandchildren; Nick (Hannah Klein) Smith, Timmi (Kyle) Boxey, Janae (Torri) Nelson, Kayla (Andrew) Booms, Samantha (Garrett Schultz) Baird, Christian (Sara Midura) Smith, Mitchell (Natalie Jamrog) Smith. Great grandchildren; Lyght, Mila and Ali. Her siblings; Nancy (Joe) Grace, Kerry (Ann) O’Tool, Judy Moreland, Colleen (Terry) Borchardt, Kevin (Lisa) O’Tool, and in-laws, Judy (Bill) LaMont, Greg (Madonna) Smith and Mary Jo (Bill) Divo. She was predeceased by her infant son, Kelly Smith.
A private funeral liturgy will take place on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Assumption BVM Catholic Church. The family will gather on Monday evening at Smith-Miner Funeral Home to remember Pat. Burial will take place at Midland City Cemetery after mass.
Those planning on an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Assumption BVM Catholic Church, Midland’s Open Door and the Creative 360 Center. Condolences may be left at firstname.lastname@example.org.