Of Wauwatosa, found peace May 27, 2021, at the age of 92. Beloved wife of Elton L. Smith (deceased) for 64 years. Loving Mother of Betsy Rollins Smith and Kent (Mary) Smith. Dear sister of Patricia Hall and William (deceased) (Carol) Beresford. Daughter of William and Ruth (nee Rollins) Beresford. Also survived by other family and friends.
From Sturtevant, WI, Mary Alice was a graduate of Racine Washington Park High School (1946). She was involved in numerous community activities and charity functions including membership in the Wauwatosa Women’s Club, Charter member of the Heritage Garden Club (authoring three editions of the history of the Club, the most recent in 2019 for its 50th anniversary.), 20th Century, Circa, P.E.O. Sisterhood, among others. She was also a long-standing volunteer at the Froedtert Hospital Gift Shop. Mary Alice was a master gardener and also enjoyed recreational tennis and golf as a member of the Western Racquet Club.
Our memory of her will forever keep us close in heart and mind.
The family wishes to express its deep gratitude to the staff of Harwood Place, Seniors Helping Seniors and Horizon Hospice for the wonderful care that Mary Alice received.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Thursday June 17, 2021 at First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa, 1511 Church St. Wauwatosa. Burial at Wisconsin Memorial Park will take place following Mary Alice’s Funeral Service. If desired, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or the First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa.
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