Mrs. Jeanne Arlene Smith age 91, of Collegedale, TN, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2023.
Mrs. Smith was born in Camden, ME, on September 18, 1931, the daughter of Amos Milliken and Evelyn Brodis Milliken, and was proceeded in death by her parents, husband Paul G Smith, Sr. and her brother Bert Milliken.
She attended Greater New York Academy. And graduated from Atlantic Union College. She married her one and only man on June 22, 1952. After completing their education, the couple graduated and began their life of service in Aroostook County Maine in the far north near the Canadian border. As a pastor’s wife she loyally served numerous congregations in Maine, Maryland, Ohio, Texas, and Oklahoma. For many years Mrs. Smith served as an administrative assistant at the Seventh-day Adventist Church World Headquarters in Washington DC. She had a kind heart and an open home where many of her nieces and nephews were provided housing for educational opportunities at nearby private schools. Mrs. Smith was a wonderful cook and enjoyed entertaining. She spoiled her boys with fantastic, packed lunches that were the envy of their work and classmates. Food was an important expression of her love to those who visited in her home. She retired as an administrative secretary for the Office of Planned Giving at the Southwestern Union Conference in Burleson TX. In 1994 she moved to Collegedale, TN to be nearer family. She was a full-time grandmother. Part time in Columbia, MD and part time in Collegedale, TN. Maintaining two homes so she could spend comfortable time around those she loved. She was a member of McDonald Road Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Paul G. Smith, Jr. (Lynda) and Dan Smith (Lynelle); four grandchildren, Nathan Smith (Jessica), Jeremiah Smith (Emily), Joshua Smith, and Danielle Jones (Steven); six great-grandchildren, Genevieve, Torben, Cora, Carolina, Hamilton, and Anderson Smith; brother, Lloyd Milliken (Patty); and a sister, Glenna Morong (Bill). Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside and interment will be a private family services at a later date in Roseville, PA
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In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to Farm Stew an educational and practical skills non-profit that mentors individuals toward food security by growing their own food. Farm Stew, P.O. Box 291, Princeton, IL 61356.
Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd.