North, Mary C., Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Covenant – Harrison with her family at her side. She was 85 years old. Mary C. Smith was born on October 5, 1926 in Saginaw to the late Frank and Helen Smith. She was married to Vernon Lyle North on February 21, 1943 in Saginaw. He predeceased her in July 1983. Mary was a member of the Saginaw Valley Community Church. She had been a member of T.O.P.S. since 1971. She loved fishing, crocheting and playing cards, especially the game cribbage. But above all, Mary treasured spending time with her family. Left to cherish her memory are four sons and one daughter: Gary (Sue) North, Lynn Hunter, Gerald (Sherri) North, Dale (Kimberly) North, Mark (Jeannine) North. 122 Grandchildren; two brothers: Gerald (Emma) Smith, Richard (Joanne) Smith; three daughters-in-law: Katie, Kathy, and Shelia North; many nieces and nephews; and her lifelong friend, Ida Doran. Mary was preceded in death by three sons: Larry, Robert, and David North; two brothers: Robert and James Smith; one son-in-law: Val Hunter. Funeral services will take place on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Saginaw Valley Community Church, 3660 Hermansau. Pastor Richard Sayad will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State), on Sunday, July 29, 2012 from 1:00-8:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Please share your thoughts and memories with Mary’s family at the church, funeral home or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.