We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Johnson Funeral Home
Hazel Ruth Reid Smith, 90, passed away on Tuesday August 2, 2022, in Sanford, Maine surrounded by her family.
Hazel was born October 12, 1931 in Bridgewater, Maine. Hazel was the only daughter of Manford and Alexis Beckim Reid. She graduated from Bridgewater High School and later attended Zion Bible Institute. She worked for many years as a nurse's aide at Goodall Hospital in Sanford, ME. Hazel lived her entire life caring for others as a pastor's wife, mother, and nurse. She was always thinking of ways to serve her family and community. She enjoyed baking and her grandchildren and great grandchildren thought of her fondly as the Cookie Grammy. She was never happier than when spending time with her family and friends. She loved her Savior and set the example of a Proverbs 31 woman. She collected people and showed love to all. She was her family's prayer warrior and encourager. When times were tough, she never lost her faith or her smile. She praised her God through every storm.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Rev. Ellston C. Smith, 6 children, Carolene Wagers (Robert Thomas), Ellston Smith, Jr. (Angela), Darlene Walsh (Lawrence), Lillian Watterson, Bette Smith, and Kevin Smith (Diana), 22 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Saturday, Aug. 6 at 10:00 am at Seacoast Chapel, 228 Buxton Road in Saco. The funeral will be held immediately following at 11:00 with the Rev. James C. McAtee presiding. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Biddeford, ME.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home, 26 Market Street, North Berwick, ME. Condolences may be expressed at www.JohnsonFuneralHomeME.com