Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 4, 2012

Beverly Jane (Smith) Massie


TRAVERSE CITY — Beverly Jane (Smith) Massie, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. She was surrounded by family.

Her passion was nature, and she enjoyed growing flowers. She painted, wrote poetry and was an avid reader. But mostly, Bev loved her family and her friends with all of her heart.

She is survived by her daughters, Sara Thompson and Lori Herald; as well as grandchildren, Bethany, Caitlin, Samantha, Keanu and Isaiah; brother, Clayton Smith; sisters, Ruth Ann Stibitz and Diane Bailey; and much loved nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at Pine Grove Church, where the family will greet friends starting at noon.

Donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Please visit Bev's webpage at to sign the book, view a digital film and share a message or photo with her family.

The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City, to handle the arrangements.