Jean R. Smith, 93, of Endicott, NY passed away peacefully on March 23, 2021 at Good Shepherd Fairview Home.
She was predeceased by her husband Don in 2008 and her grandson Jim Newlon in 2017. She is survived by her children, Donna and Gary Newlon, Endwell, NY, Tom and Patty Smith, Stuart, FL, and Richard Smith of Endicott; her grandchildren, Tom and Erika Newlon, Lawrenceville, GA, Michele Newlon of Chandler AZ, Jessica Smith, Arlington, TX, and Lauren and Jeff Wilson, Arlington, TX; her great-grandchildren, Payton and Brooke Newlon, Lawrenceville, GA; Amber and Derek Newlon, Chandler, AZ; Christian Smith, Arlington, TX, Audrey and Leia Wilson of Arlington TX. She is also survived by her brother Burton Sturdevant, Binghamton NY and sister- in-law Pat Smith Whitewater WI; a very special nephew Russ Smith and his wife Sharon; and several nieces and nephews that she deeply loved.
Jean was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was also a strong woman of faith. She was kind and compassionate and did not have a mean bone in her body. She loved everyone she met. Jean always said she had a wonderful life. Family and friends were always surrounding her. Some of her fondest memories are of summers spent at their camp in the Thousand Islands socializing and boating with family and friends, family vacations, and vacationing in the Turks and Caicos. She enjoyed her card games with her good friends Dolly Honnick and Shary Hansell. Jean’s greatest joy was her family. She touched so many lives. Her love, kindness and silly laugh will be forever missed. The family would like to thank the staff at Good Shepherd Fairview for their loving and compassionate care. A special thanks goes to the staff at Arlington Center, especially, Debbie T., Michele M. and Tracie M., as they were like family to her.
There will be no services at that time. A celebration of life will be held at the family’s convenience. Please consider a random act of kindness in Jean’s memory or a donation to a charity of your choice. Kindness was what she was all about! Please share your online condolences and memories online at www.allenmemorial.com.