Doris Smith

Obituary of Doris Marjorie Smith

Doris M. Smith, 89, of Dowagiac, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at her home. Doris was born on February 6, 1931, in Dowagiac to the late John H. and Gladys (Sindt) Riggs. After graduating from Dowagiac Central High School, Doris married Richard N. Smith on November 13, 1948. They raised their family at Twin Lakes and the family farm. Doris loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was very proud of her beautiful garden, and when the fish were biting, you would often find her down at the farm pond. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard; son, Randall L. Smith; sisters, Elaine (Ollie) Jojo of Mishawaka; Joyce (Joseph) Winchester of Sister Lakes; Muriel (Robert)Smith of Bridgewater, Virginia; brothers, John Henry Riggs Jr., Maurice Riggs, and Robert Riggs. Doris is survived by her son, Richard (Terrilyn) Smith of Dowagiac; daughter, Marjorie Smith of Dowagiac; three grandchildren, Heather (Christopher) Cooper of Plainwell; Brian Smith of Portage; Matthew Smith of Dowagiac; four great-grandchildren, Elise and Tess Cooper of Plainwell; Piper and Angelus Smith of Sturgis; sisters-in-law, Marlene (Robert) Riggs of Marcellus; Patty (Ollie) Shaer of Dowagiac; Cathy (Roger) Williamson of Conway, Arkansas; along with a host of nieces and nephews. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. She will be laid to rest next to her husband, at Allen Cemetery in Dowagiac.
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