Marian (Cooper) SmithJanuary 7, 1942 ~ April 9, 2017 (age 75)
Mrs. Marian C. Smith, 75, a lifelong resident of the Brunswick, MD community passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at her home. She was the beloved wife of the late Lee B. Smith, Jr. for 46 years.
Born on January 7, 1942 at home in Brunswick she was the daughter of the late Newton W. Cooper and Mary Thompson Cooper.
Marian (or Coop) graduated with honors from Brunswick High School in 1960. She went to work for the Department of Energy where she worked on the Oppenheimer Project. There she was awarded the "Sustained Superior Performance Award" for recognition of her excellence in providing secretarial support to the Division of Internal Affairs and to the Assistant Director for Technical Exchanges. After working for the federal government for 21 years, Marian left to become a stay-at-home mom and dedicate her life to raising her daughter. Years later she began working at Stone Manor County Club as an administrative assistant as well as a Board member and bookkeeper for the Brunswick Medical Center. She was an active member of the former New York Hill United Methodist Church and the current New Hope United Methodist Church. Marian also participated in many school activities with her daughter and grand-daughter as well as various community activities.
Marian wanted to be remembered less by her jobs or awards and more by her kindness, generous heart, loving personality, and her warmth and tenderness. She was the sweetest woman and would have done anything for anyone. She went out of her way for others, but never wanted to inconvenience or be a burden on anyone.
She is survived by her cherished daughter, Kimberlee Butler and her partner, Jeremy Wilson of Jefferson, her only grandchild and the light of her life, Briana Butler, her brother-in-law and wife, Charles E and Mary McCall, niece and husband, Tamara and Jeff Walker, nephew Charles W. McCall, great nieces Elizabeth Muir and Margaret McCall, great nephew William McCall, aunt and uncle Emogene and Donald Wyand, former son-in-law Daniel Butler, Jr and many cousins and countless friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Lee B. Smith Jr. and her parents Newton and Mary Cooper and sister Edith Cooper McCall.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 14 at 11 a.m. at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Rev. Katie Bishop will officiate.
Interment will be private.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to New Hope United Methodist Church or the Bishop Family Adoption fund at
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com