Naomi G. Smith

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“I have always adored Aunt Naomi since I was very young. Children could not help but love Aunt Naomi, as she cared for children so deeply. I...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Diane K. Sarlo - Zephyrhills, FL

“When Diane and I were first married and even when we were dating, we had wonderful visits in their comfy little home. I remember the fellowship and...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Philip Sarlo - Zephyrhills, FL

“Grandma Naomi, I will miss you very much. I know you looked forward to the day you would be with all your loved ones in heaven and with our Christ. I...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Barbara Padget - The Villages, FL

“What a true inspiration to all who knew her! I hold many fond childhood memories close to my heart as she always Welcomed us into her Home from our...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Vicki Long - Pauls Valley, OK

“Aunt Naomi, Maybe you never had children of your own but you were surrounded by children your whole life. You told me, my son Michael was in your...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Susan - Millington, MI - niece

My wife, Joy and I in my church office. “I didn't know you very well, but I remember our visit (I believe) at Torch Lake and then later to your house in Caro. You were so kind. The love of...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: jerry r weinzierl - WARREN, MI

“Dear Aunt Naomi, You were a Blessing in my life and so many others. Many children have seen Christ thru you. I remember your days at Temple...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Judy Brehmer (Lake) - IL

“Naomi's life was a wonderful example of a humble, Christian woman. Rest in peace, Naomi, and great is your reward in Heaven. ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Carole Lassiter - Caro, MI

“As I reflect on Naomi's life I stand in awe of the amazing woman that she was, and of the glorious work that she accomplished here on earth. She has...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Beth Brolick - Elk Rapids, MI

“Naomi was my Aunt Kathy Hobart's step-mom. I use to go over and do she and Alvin's hair when it became too difficult to get out. She always offered...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Karen Williams - Caro, MI

“Grandma Naomi was the nicest lady. She always gave me a couple of hugs before. She made me a Christmas ornamant too. I loved her. ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Ethyn Downing - caro, MI

“Aunt Naomi will be missed by all of us. Her letters and phone calls kept us in touch with the family. She was a special lady who touched the lives of...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Alice, Cheryl, Bill, Kirby and Lisa - AZ

“Aunt Naomi was a very special Lady. She was dedicated to the Cradle Roll program at the Colwood Church for many years. She was a mentor to many, and...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Rick and Linda Smith - Caro, MI

“We had the privilege of meeting both Alvin & Naomi back in 1986 when we purchased their little farmhouse on the hill. We knew they were special...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Ken & Wendy Cotton - Caro, MI

“I'm very saddened to hear of Great Grandma Naomi's passing. I know she is being comforted in God's arms, but she will definitely be missed. She...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Kelli Brooker Fournier - CO

“I have known Naomi and Alvin Smith since at least 1980 or 1984. I remember talking with them in their house on Akron Road, and Alvin said, 'being...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Carol Findlay

“I'm very saddened by the passing of my aunt Naomi but I'm happy she is in heaven with uncle Alvin and her mom and my dad and many others. Aunt Naomi...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Shari Goodchild - Alpharetta, GA

“I am saddened with the news of Grandma Naomi's passing. I will miss her letters and calls that were always full of family news and support. She was...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Cathy Juergens - Fayetteville, PA


Naomi Gertrude Smith, age 92, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Covenant Medical Center in Saginaw, following a brief illness. Naomi was born December 7, 1919 in Gustin, Michigan, the daughter of the late Raymond & Maude (Crosby) Smith. She was united in marriage with C. G. Brooker on July 4, 1961 in Birmingham, Michigan. He preceded her in death March 3, 1968. On October 7, 1970, Naomi married Alvin C. Smith in Unionville. Alvin preceded her in death on November 11, 2001. Naomi's passion in life was working with and caring for children. She was a foster grandmother at McComb Elementary in Caro for the past ten years and ran a preschool program in the Detroit area in her younger years. She was an active member of the Colwood United Brethren in Christ Church in Caro and would often work at the nursery there. She was also an avid letter writer and enjoyed keeping in contact with friends and family.
Naomi is survived by two step-daughters, Kathryn (Kendall) Hobart of Lutz, Florida, Marilyn Dickerson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, one brother and their spouses, Ruth Smith of Spruce, Elsie & Maynard Venema of Rockford, Betty & Delbert Casey of Stratford, Oklahoma, Dale & Janice Smith of Akron; and many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her husbands, Naomi was preceded in death by three step-children, Theodore Brooker, Phyllis Brooker Kemp and Edison Brooker; as well as by three brothers and a sister, Clifford, Robert, Paul and Beatrice Smith.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Colwood United Brethren in Christ Church in Caro with Rev. Jason Garwood officiating. Burial will follow at the Almer Township Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro on Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Colwood United Brethren in Christ Church Building Fund.