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Born in Rochester, N.H., Elizabeth died Sunday morning after a brief illness.
Elizabeth was a loving wife and mother who found great fulfillment in caring for children. The love her grandchildren returned to her is reflected by three great-grandchildren, also named Elizabeth.
Elizabeth was an active member of the South Hampton Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and taught in the Sunday School. The two most important things in her life were her faith and her family. She never complained when difficult times arrived. She wept when her daughter, Beverly succumbed to cancer, but was comforted by Pastor Barbara, who visited and prayed with Beverly at her bedside. She thanked God she was able to care for Harold at home for 17 years after he had a severe stroke.
She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Harold R. Smith; her daughter, Beverly Elaine (Smith) Schreiner; and her brother, Elwood N. Dixon
She is survived by her son, Rev. James R. Smith and daughter-in-law, Sharon R. (Schrempf) Smith of Newburyport, Mass.; her grandchildren, Sheri (Smith) Larsen and her husband, Peter Larsen of Newburyport, Mass., Dr. Joel Smith and his wife, Cynthia (Green) Smith of Santa Rosa, Calif., Bethany (Smith) Van Brunt and her husband, Brian Van Brunt of Manchester, N.H., Erik Schreiner and his wife, Lori (Lister) Schreiner of Menifee, Calif.; her sister, Nancy (Dixon) Levesque of South Hampton, N.H.; her sister-in-law, Nancy (Bickford) Dixon of South Hampton, N.H.; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
There was a memorial service for family and friends Sunday, Jan. 15, at 3 p.m. at the South Hampton Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Derry Camp Sentinel Scholarship Fund, 4 Crystal Ave., Derry, NH 03038.
Published on  January 11, 2017
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