Obituary: Anna Marie Smith, 74, Ludington.

August 14, 2020

Anna Smith

Obituary: Anna Marie Smith, 74, Ludington.

Anna Marie Smith, 74, of Ludington passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2020. She was born October 29, 1945 in Fremont to Jack and Gladys (Hansen) Lauber. Anna graduated from Pentwater High School in 1963. In 1966 she married the late Marion “Bud” Griffis. Together they raised four children. Anna worked for Howmet for nearly twenty years. She also owned and operated Anna’s Tone and Beauty for over 15 years. 

Anna was a very active and involved mother and grandmother. She was her grandchildren’s biggest fan! She was also a big fan of University of Michigan and Detroit Tigers baseball. Anna loved riding her Harley. She was a very talented quilter. She made many quilts for her friends and family that had great meaning to them.  Anna enjoyed being a part of the Merrick Music Makers. She made many dear lifelong friends.  

Anna will be greatly missed by her children, Tammy (Steven) Ledford of Okmulgee, Okla., Amy (Christopher) Cossette of Custer, Todd (Julie) Griffis of Bear Lake, and Tracy Griffis of Bear Lake; her nine grandchildren, Rachel (Dustin), Loretta (DJ), Bailey, Lee( Marissa), Bradley, Hillary (Alex), Benjamin, Jake, and Zachary; her eight great grandchildren; and her sister, Donna (Gordon) Terryn.

Besides her parents, Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Bud, and her brothers, Jack and Mike Lauber.

A private mass will be held and a graveside service will take place Monday, August 17, 2020 at 1 p.m. at North Weare Cemetery in Pentwater. Please bring a lawn chair and a mask. Social distancing is encouraged.

Memorial contributions in Anna’s name may be directed to St. Mary’s Food Pantry.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.oakgroveludington.com.

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