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Corrine S. Smith

November 17, 1921 — March 5, 2020

Corrine S. Smith, 98, passed away March 5, 2020 at Munson Medical Center after suffering a stroke. She was born November 17, 1921 in Escanaba to William and Signe (Abrahamson) Bonifas. She graduated from Lake Linden High School in 1939. On April 8, 1942, Corrine married Bruce John Smith of Mancelona.

During WWII, Bruce and Corrine were stationed in Denver and she worked at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal (painting bombs). After the war they lived in Merrill, Michigan and then moved to Grayling. Corrine lived in Grayling for 66 years. In 2015 she moved to Bellaire and the last few years lived in the Heritage Haus.

Corrine and Bruce owned the Jolly Redskin Canoe Livery in Grayling which they ran for many years. Besides running the canoe livery during the summer, she was a homemaker and an avid golfer. She was the Ladies League Champion at the Grayling Country Club for many years and had a hole in one. She loved to put puzzles together, work crossword puzzles, dance, listen to music, knit, crochet, and needlepoint.

She was preceded in death by husband, Bruce, in 2000. She is survived by her son Terry (Janice) Smith of Bellaire; daughter Kim (Les) Sales of Crawfordville, GA; grandchildren Shannon Johnson of Bellaire; Nicole (Luke) Tabaczynski of Hudsonville, MI; Signe (Genna) Grushovenko of Greenville, SC; Bruce Randall and fiance, Jenny Kirk, of Roscommon, MI; great grandchildren Riley and Ronan Clapp of Bellaire; Owen and Eli Tabaczynski of Hudsonville; Sosie and Waylon Randall of Crawfordville, GA.

Corrine’s family would like to thank her Heritage Haus family for the excellent care and friendship they provided Corrine.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Antrim County Commission on Aging or the Crawford County Commission on Aging. A memorial service will be held sometime in the summer in Grayling.

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