Ellen R. Smith

East Tawas, Michigan
March 12, 1933 - March 27, 2019


A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Obituary Notice

Ellen R. Smith (nee McClean), a lifelong resident of East Tawas, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Tawas Manor at the age of 86. Ellen was born March 12, 1933, to Patrick and Ruth McClean in Lansing. She married Leslie R. Smith Sr. November 1, 1950, and together they raised four sons, Leslie Jr. (Evelyn) of Garland, TX; David (Cynthia) of Tawas City, Terry of East Tawas and Tommy (MaryLou) of Oscoda.

Ellen was a longtime member of Tawas United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir for many years. She was an avid bowler and lifetime member of American Legion Auxiliary No. 211. In addition to raising her sons, she was also a teacher's assistant at Bright Horizons Learning Center and later babysat for local children.

Besides her sons, Ellen is survived by six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and three sisters.

Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.


American Legion Cemetery


my heartfelt condolences to the entire family
— Frank Mahon
My heart is sad my blessing to the family god bless you all Wilma
— Wilma (LACY) Maynard
We’re so sorry to hear about Aunt Ellen’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. God bless her she lived a long full life.
— Jim and Lisa Smith
Ellen was a great friend to all of us in the TUMC choir and had a dry and neat sense of humor.
— Ed Nagy

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