Susanne Pugh

Female 1923 - 2010  (86 years)


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  • Name Susanne Pugh  [1
    Born 18 Aug 1923  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Jun 2010  Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 86 years 
    Person ID I75749  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 18 May 2020 

    Family Ancestors Robert Samuel Smith, III,   b. 1 Jun 1923, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 2008, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 5 Sep 1946  Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    Married: 2x1. Susanne Smith
    Married: 2x2. Sarah Elizabeth Smith
    Married: 1x3. Robert S Smith,   d. Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 May 2020 
    Family ID F50409  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • SMITH - Susanne Pugh Smith passed away peacefully on June 6, 2010 in Grand Rapids, MI. Born August 18, 1923 to Dr. Joseph and Lillian Pugh, she grew up in Hammond, IN, also home to her childhood sweetheart and husband of 62 years, Robert (Bob) S. Smith III. The Smiths moved to Grand Rapids after their marriage in 1946 where they began their family and established many treasured friendships which lasted their lifetimes. Susanne (Susie) graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music; she was an accomplished pianist who passed the gift of her "music gene" to her children. Her caring and innate sense for making things special was the heartbeat of the Smith family. She directed her bright mind and generous spirit to many community organizations including the St. Nicholas Guild of Grace Episcopal Church and Blodgett Memorial Hospital Side Board Guild where she volunteered her services for over 40 years. She was a talented photographer both in the studio and in chronicling family milestones and happy moments at the family cottage on Lake Michigan. All things green thrived in her hands, not the least of which was her beautiful rose garden. Susanne was preceded in death by her husband, parents and brother. She is survived by her children, Susanne Elrod (Roger Webb) of Austin, TX, Robert Smith (Carol) of Lowell, Sarah Bryska (Daniel) of Grand Rapids; her grandchildren, Aaron Wildey (Shauna) and Corey Wildey, Andy Smith (Danielle), Jessica Smith, Kate and Daniel Webb, Chuck and Kate Kierpiec; her nephew, Hank Pugh (Sue); her niece, Cindy Ferguson (Gordon); and her great-grandchild, Ariella Wildey. Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of one's choice. A gathering will be announced later this summer. The Family is being served by: Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service

  • Sources 
    1. [S2453] Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;).