Jean P. Smith, age 98, of Forest Lake and formerly of Chicago, Ill., died peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.
Jean was born April 19, 1915 in Chicago, the daughter of Alexander and Olga Pemenko. She lived most of her life in the Chicago area, before relocating throughout the country with her daughter and son. Jean loved traveling and most importantly being with her children and their families.
Jean was a devoted mother and grandmother! She was instrumental in raising her devoted children and then assisting them in raising their own families. Her children will be forever grateful for the time, love and devotion she gave to them.
She was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy, and 10 siblings.
She will be missed by her children, Linda (Dale) Blyth, Jim (Terri Houle) Smith; grandchildren, Jeremy (Miriam Schmidt) Blyth, Heather (Joshua) Moro, Aaron (Melanie Timpano) Blyth, Micah Smith, Hannah Smith; great-grandchildren, Adelaide Blyth, Acadia Moro, Ursula Blyth, Reuben Blyth, Esme Blyth; loving caretakers, Dan and Shelia Waddle.
A family time of celebration will be held to commemorate her life. Memorials are preferred to the family for a memorial in her honor. Services have been entrusted to Mattson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake, MN 55025 www.mattsonfuneralhome.com.