Patricia Sue Harder
March 7, 1942 - December 4, 2018
A private celebration of her life will take place with her family at a later date.
Patricia Sue Smith Harder "Grammy", passed in peace on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Tawas St. Joseph Hospital, age 76 years. Patricia was born on March 7, 1942 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Gerald and Dorothy (Landman) Smith. She is the loving mother of Tonia (Dennis) Brenk of East Tawas, Rodney (Tara) Johnson of Bear Lake, Michigan, and Todd (Kimmie) Johnson of Keller, Texas; proud grandmother of Betsy (Dean) Mioduch, Lydia Brenk, Chelsea Johnson, Briana (Steven) Blackburn; sisters Donna Lyons and Sherry Lamon; brother David Smith (Nancy Zantello) all of Homosassa, Florida; sisters in law Amy Morris Smith of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Becky Smith of Chicago; numerous nieces and nephews; and a daughter “adopted” in love Margey Newman of Oscoda; Patricia is preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Dorothy Smith, brothers Phillip Morris Smith, and Michael Smith, sisters Geraldine Smith and Betty Smith; and brother in law Arnold Lyons. Patricia was a devout Christian and a member of Oscoda United Methodist Church. She was an avid puzzle enthusiast, a true lover of the Christmas holiday, and a phenomenal fudge maker, especially Chocolate Peanut Butter! She left a legacy of strength and perseverance behind with her loved ones. Her family spent many enjoyable years with her gardening, playing on the water, going to garage sales, crafting, and so much more! Grammy will forever be remembered in laughter, song, angels, and happiness! Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and a private celebration of her life will take place with her family at a later date. An online guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.