Madeline Elaine “Madge” Smith passed away Monday, February 15, 2021, at her home in Waters, Michigan.
Madge was born Madeline Elaine Lemeron on February 16, 1942, in Detroit, Michigan, to Robert and Emily Lemeron.
She served as a Sergeant in the United States Army from 1974 until 1994, retiring with full honors.
In 1979, she married Samuel J. “Sam” Smith. Madge enjoyed many years of community service and was named “Volunteer of the Year” in Gaylord, Michigan.
Madge is survived by her husband, Sam; daughters, Maddie Jeneʹ Podvin of North Branch, Michigan, Melody Elaine Laxton of Centerville, Tennessee; sons, Robert (Ron) Smith and David (Vicky) Smith, both of Bay City, Michigan; sister, Marcia Paulsen of Novi, Michigan; grandchildren, Lacey Ekstrom and Erin (Tim) Pasternak, both of North Branch, Michigan; two grandsons, Joshua Smith, and Andrew Smith, both of Bay City, Michigan; eight great-grandchildren; two nieces, Annette (Al)Siglow and Sherrill (Don) Lasley; nephew, Billy Niblock; and her beloved dog, Midget.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Emily Robertine Niblock; a niece, Giselle Gary; a great-niece, Dimitrianne; and a great-grandchild, Aria.
No services are being held at this time. Funeral arrangments were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.