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Mary Rivers

Mary Alice Rivers

Monday, September 10th, 1923 - Friday, September 13th, 2019
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96, of Fort Gratiot, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019, after a short illness surrounded by her children
She was born in Sarnia, Ontario September 10, 1923, daughter of the late Arthur and Effie (Bowman) Taylor.
Mary Alice Taylor married Walter James Rivers May 15, 1943, at Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Port Huron. Walter passed away in 2007.
Mary attended Colonial Woods Missionary Church and was the eldest woman in the congregation. She enjoyed tending her flower gardens, jigsaw puzzles, and cooking. She liked getting together with family and watching the boats pass by under the Blue Water Bridge. Mary kept a perfect home and took extra care of her chinaware. Most importantly Mary loved her time spent with family.
She leaves behind twin daughters and son-in-laws, Judith (Jack) Spring of Fenton and Jacqueline (Charles) Harneck of Fort Gratiot; three grandchildren, Reverend Thad (Jerilynn) Spring of Muskegon, Shawna (Clifford) Black of Clyde and Heidi (Dennis) Cook of Tennessee; seven great-grandchildren, Levi (Kendall), Jacob, and Isabel Spring, Cody, Shane and Jason Black, Mackenzie and Morgan Cook; siblings, Evelyn (Clarence) Schoenhals, June(Jack) Mitchell and Reverend Arthur (Fern) Taylor.
Mary was preceded in death by a twin brother, Russell Earl; sisters and spouses, Violet and Fred Fair, Vera Tenny, Winnifred, and LeRoy Ripley; as well as a special friend, Clarence Fair.
The family honors the memory of Mary and invites you to visit and share memories on Friday, September 20, 2019, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. at Smith Family Funeral Home, Hancock Street. A funeral service will take place in the funeral home on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Pastor Brian Ake will officiate. Inurnment will take place at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fort Gratiot at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to Colonial Woods Missionary Church.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, September 20th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Smith Family Funeral Home - North
    Address
    1525 Hancock Street
    Port Huron, Michigan 48060
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Smith Family Funeral Home - North
    Address
    1525 Hancock Street
    Port Huron, Michigan 48060
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    Instate at 10 a.m.
  • Interment

    Location
    Sunset Memorial Gardens
    Address
    3814 Keewahdin Rd
    Fort Gratiot, Michigan 48059
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Posted at 09:14am
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Nancy & Gary Wisswell, Alan & Rena Perry, Dan & Ki

Posted at 10:21am
Many thoughts and prayers for your family.
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Posted at 11:28am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you be comforted as you remember the hope of the resurrection we have in Christ Jesus.
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Bob Phipps

Posted at 03:51pm
So very sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady.
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Joan Miller

Posted at 10:02am
So sorry for your loss. Mary was one of the first to welcome me when I started work at NABA years ago. She was such a sweet lady and I looked forward to seeing her at church. You can be sure she was loved. Joan Miller
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