Mary Louise (Hein) Smith, 83, died peacefully at her Payson home on March 6, 2005. She was surrounded by her family, hospice nurse and doctor.
Mrs. Smith had been a resident of Payson since 1998, before that, she made her home in Peoria, Ariz., from 1974 to 1998; and near Minneapolis, Minn., where she raised her family.
She is survived by Ray, her devoted husband of 63 years; daughters, Jerre (Ray) Leavens of Payson and Joyce (Bill) Williams of Plymouth, Minn.; brother, Walter (Mary) Hein of Casper, Wyo.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life is planned for family and friends from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 12 at Teisha Chiarelli's home in Peoria, Ariz.
Donations can be made to Rim Country Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 305, Payson, AZ 85547.
Arrangements handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.