Smith, Marie


Marie Smith, age 78 years of Lincoln, passed away April 12, 2018.
Marie was born in Vilno, Poland to Mychajlo and Anna Hulewicz on February 4, 1940. She arrived in
the United States in 1951. Attended St. Mary's elementary school, then Elliot elementary school. In
1953, moved to 12th & B St. Attended Everett Junior High and graduated from Lincoln High School in
1959. Married loving husband Herbert Smith in 1959. Lived on B St until 1965, then moved to
Carswell AFB (Ft. Worth) TX. Returned to Lincoln in 1972 while husband was in Thailand in 1972/73.
Moved to March AFB (Riverside) CA. Raised two sons, William and James, and one daughter,
Kathleen. Marie has seven grandchildren; Adam, Kaitlyn, and Jacob Smith, Kayla and Emily Wood,
Delanie and Johanna Smith, and one great granddaughter Arianna Morgan. Marie was preceded in
death by both parents and brother, Basyl Hulewicz. Surviving Marie are husband Herbert, Lincoln,
NE, son William (Melinda) Smith, Lincoln, NE, son James (Andrea) Smith, Jefferson, GA, daughter
Kathleen Wood, LaVista, NE, grandsons Adam Smith, Jacob Smith, Lincoln, NE, granddaughters
Kaitlyn Smith, Kayla Wood, Emily Wood, LaVista, NE, Delanie Smith, Johanna Smith, Jefferson, GA,
great granddaughter Arianna Morgan, LaVista, NE, sisters-in-law Pat Hulewicz, Lincoln, NE, Carol
Finfrock, Waynesville, IL, Barb Green, Pekin, IL, and Marge Simon, Cadiz, KY, numerous nieces and
Marie worked as a paraeducator at Park School from 1977-1983 when she took over the care of her
aging parents. She worked part time as a judge for the Election Board until 2000. Marie was very
active in Scouting, serving as Den Mother for Cub Scouts and as a Brownie Leader. Committee
member for Boy Scouts in Texas, California, and Nebraska. Marie was room mother for two years at
private school in Fort Worth, TX. Team mother for baseball teams in Texas, California, and Nebraska.
Marie won Honorable Mention for New Member of the Year in 2004 for the Air Force Sergeants
Association (AFSA) A982. She was Division 9 Member of the Year 2005 for AFSA A982, and was
Member of the Year 2006 for AFSA International from Chapter A982. Marie was active in Disabled
American Veterans (DAV) Auxiliary 7 DAVA. She was on the Board of Trustees and a member for
VAVS in the DAVA. She has volunteered over 750 hours at the VA Hospital (clinic) in Lincoln, NE.
Marie belonged to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Cornhusker Club and the BNSF Alumni
clubs. She was a member of National Association of Retired Veterans and Railway Employees.
Marie was loved by all who knew her. Marie will be missed so very much. Marie was a very loving
and caring lady, wife, grandmother, and great grandmother. We all loved her so very much.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at St Mary’s Catholic Church, 1420 K St in Lincoln with Fr Doug Dietrich celebrating the Mass.  Burial will be at Lincoln Memorial Park.

Visitation will be on Monday from 12 noon to 7 pm with the family receiving friends from 5 pm to 7 pm at Butherus Maser and Love funeral home, 4040 A St.  Rosary will be at 7:00 pm Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to St Mary’s Catholic Church or DAV Auxiliary Chapter 7 DAVA

Guestbook for Smith, Marie

10:17AM Apr 14th, 2018
RIP Marie,she will be missed Herb.
Donald&Georgia Wenzlick (Bellevue, NE)
1:11AM Apr 14th, 2018
so sorry of your loss, Herb
Barbara Comway (Lincoln, NE)
4:41PM Apr 13th, 2018
"Another Lincoln High Job Well Done."
Bob Mersed (Lincoln, NE)

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