Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 6, 2013

Mary 'Meme' B. Smith

TRAVERSE CITY — Meme Babcock Smith, 58, of Traverse City, died on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Grand Traverse Pavilions.

Meme was born on Nov. 20, 1954, in Louisville, Ky., to the late Harry and Nina (Whitney) Babcock. She was married to Mark Smith on June 19, 1976, in Louisville. He survives her.

Meme enjoyed walking along the beach searching for Petoskey stones, which she often gave as gifts to loved ones. She was an excellent cook, a caring and loving mother and friend and could always make others laugh.

Surviving are her husband, Mark; two daughters, Abigail Smith and Elizabeth Smith; and two brothers, Whitney Babcock and Squire Babcock.

A family service of remembrance will be held at a later date. In accordance with Meme’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may consider donations to the Grand Traverse Pavilions.

Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with Meme’s family at

The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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