Rose Marie Smith, 77, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 17, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.
Rose was born August 29, 1937 in Portsmouth, VA to Marvin and Mary Dowe. She worked as an O.R. Secretary at Portsmouth General until her retirement. Rose loved dancing, beautiful music and laughter. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, daughter, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Lee Smith; a daughter, Leeanne Kahler; three sons, Michael Smith, Christopher Smith, David Smith; mother, Mary Elizabeth Dowe; brother, Wayne Dowe; six granddaughters: Andrea Kahler , Kathy Smith, Brittany Smith, Holly Smith, Melissa Full, Cassie Smith; two grandsons, Justin Kahler and Eric Smith. She was preceded in death by her father.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 pm, Thursday, December 18, 2014 with a funeral service to be held at 7:00 pm at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations. Burial will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, December 19, 2014 at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Suffolk.
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