Hilda Marie (Mannen) Smith

Born: Sat., Sep. 17, 1938
Died: Wed., Jul. 9, 2014

Memorial Service

2:00 PM Fri., Aug. 01, 2014
Location: Faith Baptist Church

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Hilda Marie Smith, 75 of Burns passed away at her home surrounded by family.  Her death followed a 6 year battle with cancer. A Memorial Service will be held at Faith Baptist Church on August 1st at 2:00 p.m.
Marie as she was known to most was born on Sept. 17, 1938 in Emmett, ID to Paul and Virginia Mannen.
Marie’s family moved to Hines when she was in the 5th grade after her father had gotten a job at Edward Hines Lumber Co.  She was active in 4H, band and many church activities.  She graduated from Burns High School June 1, 1956 and two days later she married the love of her life Keith Smith. They had only been married 1 month when Keith was drafted into the army and was gone for the next 2 years.  While Keith was gone Marie filled her time helping her parents and working at the local electric company Cal-Pac.
In Sept. of 1960 they welcomed their 1st daughter Nancy.  The family quickly grew over the next few years with the arrival of Laura, Randy, Steve, George and Ron.  The family spent some time in Nyssa, OR and 5 years in Crane, Or as Marie’s husband worked for the Union Pacific Railroad.  In the summer of ‘73 the family moved back to Burns.
Marie spent most of her life as a homemaker and stay at home mom and felt that was her most important job.  But she also enjoyed her time as a cook at Burns High school and a reading assistant and tutor at Pioneer School in Ontario where she worked following the move the family had to make in 1984 after the railroad was flooded out in Harney Co.
Marie also loved sewing, crocheting, cooking, canning, flowers and camping but her involvement in her church was of most importance to her.  Her earlier years were spent at the Baptist Church in Hines which then became Faith Baptist Church and the last 28 years at Bible Baptist in Payette, ID.  She was most known for her sweet smile and love for others and her strong faith in God.
In Sept. of 2013 Marie moved back to Burns to be closer to her daughters.
Marie is survived by her 6 kids: Daughters Nancy and husband Roger Stampke, Laura and husband Duane Neuschwander, Sons Randy, Steve and Ron Smith and George and wife Kerri Smith
13 grandchildren: Nathan and wife Amie Stampke; Chris, Patrick and Nolan Stampke; Trevor, Ryan, Josie and Eli Smith; Allyson Smith and Adam Smith.  Karla, Julie, and Peter Neuschwander.
2 great grandchildren: Ethan and Carter Stampke
Brothers: Tom and wife Merilee Mannen, Ben Mannen; Dan and wife Laurel Mannen, John and wife Erica Mannen; George and wife Sylvia Mannen and Bob and wife Pat         Mannen.  Also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband Keith Smith and parents Paul and Virginia Mannen.
Contributions in Marie’s memory can be made to Payette Bible Baptist Church or Faith Baptist Church for missions c/o Lafollete's Chapel, P.O. Box 488 Burns, Oregon  97720.

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Faith Baptist Church

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Chuck and Ramona Thomas
   Posted Wed July 30, 2014
Our "heartfelt " sympathy on the
"graduation" of Marie to Heaven-( maybe rejoicing for her would sound better)
Know that you are grieving--yet happy that her suffering is over. Sorry that we probably will NOT be able to make it over for the funeral. May God's Peace and Comfort sustain you during these difficult days
IN Christ--Chuck and Ramona

Kip and Steph Hicks
   Posted Thu July 31, 2014
We are so very joyful to have had the opportunity to know and be blessed by both Marie and Keith over the years. We never caught her without a smile on her face and a glint of joy in her eyes. We know she is the happiest she has ever been now with her Heavenly Father and Keith back by her side. Thank you for your steadfast faith and cheerfulness Marie, we joyfully look forward to seeing you again one day, together in glory!
With Love,
Kip and Steph Hicks

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