Clarice Bernice Smith (Grandma Smith) died on Wednesday, July 20th, 2011, with her great-grand-daughter, Victoria at her side, at St. Francis Terrace in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Born August 23, 1910, in St. Joseph, Wisconsin, she would have been 101 years old in just one month. Clarice moved to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin with her husband, Robert Smith and her daughter, Beverly Ann Smith in 1936 where later she worked as an interior designer for Newton and Wenz Department Store. She volunteered at Beaver Dam Memorial Hospital for over 40 years. Her daughter, Beverly Ann married Arturo Scarpita in Mexico City in 1961, where she lived the remainder of her life. Beverly gave Clarice a grandson in 1966, Victor Arturo Scarpita-Smith who she was able to enjoy through the years during visits, as well as for the last 20 years when Victor moved to Wisconsin. Victor married Ann Marie Klink in 1993 and gave Clarice three great-grand-children: Victoria, Ashley, and Marco Scarpita. Clarice”s pride and joy was her grandchild, Victor and his children. Her hobbies were gardening, baking, knitting, her grandchildren, and of course, bridge. She is survived by Victor, Ann, Victoria, Ashley, and Marco Scarpita, as well as her extended family (the Quirin Klink family), other extended family, and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert, her daughter, Beverly Ann and her husband, Arturo Scarpita, her parents, her siblings, and friends. Clarice (Grandma Smith) will be greatly missed as she was truly a woman of grace.
The memorial gathering will be at Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7:00 PM with Fr. Tony Klink officiating.
“My Darling Grandma, You are taking a little part of us with you as you follow your angels who will guide you to your precious place. May you look down on us with pride on what you brought into this world with your guidance in which you are now truly our angel of grace.
My Darling Grandma, as you enter your new heavenly home, may you rest in peace for which you truly deserve. For you will be truly missed and remembered for your love and honor in which we will preserve. We love you always and forever and may god be with you.” – Margaret Rivera
The Murray Funeral Home, 131 E. Maple Ave in Beaver Dam, is caring for the family. To leave condolences, for directions, or for other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com.
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011, 7:00pm