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Dolores Mary (Borton) Smith

Dolores Mary (Borton) Smith
  • September 11, 1928 - April 4, 2018
  • Richland, Michigan
  • Yorkville Community Church
    11523 East D Avenue
    Richland, MI 49083
  • Hospice of Southwest Michigan
    222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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“Rest In Peace l all ways rimenba you. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Marga Metty - Easley, SC

“I all wais remember you with love . Rest In Peace dear aunt Dolores. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Marga Metty - Easley, SC


3 of 10 | Posted by: ANDREW SMITH - SCHOOLCRAFT, MI

“David,I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. She was always so nice to me in my visits to your home as we were growing up.Chris Johnson ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“A very special lady who reminded me of June Cleaver on Leave it Beaver show since she always looked so pretty and fashionable. Our Johnson clan knew...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Kathryn Johnson Birke - FL

“Terry,Steve and family, I am sorry to hear about your mother. May God be with you through this sad time. Saying a prayer for your mom and your family...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Janet Brainard - Battle Creek, MI

“Dolores will be greatly missed. love her dearly ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Sharon Matthies - Lawton, MI

“Saturday Night at the Movies...RC Cola and a "Moon Pie" in the "Old House"..."Watch out for the chicken...as you enter... :) Jack ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Jack Reed - Logan Utah

“I am so sad to learn of the loss of your Mother, Jeff and Judy and family...please accept my most sincere sympathy and love to you all ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Jane Reagan - Williamston, MI

“She was a great fun filled Aunt which I will always have fond memories of. We rode on a double Ferris wheel once and I was really scared, she rocked...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Leilani Miller - Ogden, UT


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Dolores Mary (Borton) Smith of Richland, MI

Dolores, age 89, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, with her loving family at her side.

Dolores was born on September 11,1928 in Decatur, MI to Leonard and Erma (Martin) Borton. She was raised with her five sisters and one brother; Ardith, Wanda, Fern, Marilyn, Charlyn and Verlyn. Dolores was a 1946 graduate of Vicksburg High School. On February 15,1948 in Vicksburg, she was united in marriage to her best friend, Francis LaVern "Smitty" Smith, who preceded her in death on February 4,1994. She was also preceded in death by her beloved granddaughter, Amanda Smith and her special friend, Bill Matthies.

Dolores retired in 1990 after 21 years of faithful service and dedication to the Parker-Hannifin Corporation in Otsego, Michigan. She was a long-time member of Yorkville Community Church and enjoyed volunteering her many talents with the Women's Guild and other projects when needed.

She will be greatly missed by many friends and family members including four sons and daughters-in-law, David and Cathy of Schoolcraft, MI, Jeffrey and Judy of Parchment, MI, Steve (and special friend, Amy) of Richland and Terry and Wendy of Bradenton, FL; her cherished grandchildren, Amy (Wayne), Andrew (Lori), Jennifer (John), Rebecca (John), Wesley, Blake and Kayla; and ten greatgrandchildren, Isaiah, Jacob, Gabriel, Sophia, Joshua, Peyton, Christopher, Hayden, Lucas and Ryan. She is also survived by her siblings, Fern Denning, Charlyn (Wallace) Matthies and Verlyn (Marilyn) Borton and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dolores' family will greet friends on Monday, April 9th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue (M-89). The Funeral Service to celebrate Dolores' life will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Yorkville Community Church, 11523 East D Avenue, Richland 49083, with the Rev. Shawn L. Raifsnider, Pastor, officiating. Family and friends will gather in the Church Social Hall immediately following the Service to continue Dolores' life celebration with a time of fellowship and a luncheon. Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. next to her beloved husband, Smitty in Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dolores' honor may be directed to the Church (see address above); Hospice of Southwestern Michigan, 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite #100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 or a charity of one's choice.