HOUGHTON — Bonnie Smith, 75, a resident of Houghton, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Omega House in Houghton.
She was born on September 26, 1943, in Calumet, a daughter of the late James and Margaret (Zadravetz) Whitford. Bonnie graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of 1961.
After school Bonnie moved to Chicago where she worked until 2002 when she retired and moved back to the Copper Country. Locally she worked as a secretary at McGrath Roofing in Houghton.
Bonnie always loved to travel, seeing new places and good entertainment.
She was generous to a fault especially to her grandsons.
Spending time with family and friends was always a priority to her.
While she moved to the Chicago area after high school, her ties to the UP continued with her always bringing her son and friends up to show them the beauty of the Keweenaw. She eventually returned to the UP to live out her final years. She always told her son “Never forget where you came from.”
Surviving are her son, Mark Smith of Crystal Lake, Illinois; three grandchildren, Connor, Nolan and Grant; sisters, Mary “Sissy” Metish of Bark River, Geri Hall of Ahmeek, and Sharon (Brent) Bonini of Lake Linden; one niece; and seven nephews.
Private services will be held and the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Online condolences can be left for the family at ericksoncrowleypeterson.com.
Memorials in Bonnie’s name be sent to the Omega House 2211 Maureen Lane Houghton, MI 49931.