Smith, Anne (nee Fulton)
March 21, 1937 – April 2, 2015
Age 78 of Minnetonka, passed away peacefully in the presence of family on April 2nd, 2015 after a lengthy battle with heart and lung disease. Anne was born March 21, 1937, to George and Wilma Fulton in Hartford City, Indiana. Anne was a 1954 graduate of Hartford City High School, where she enjoyed music and drama. She attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and Indiana University, studying English literature and journalism. She married Phillip Smith in 1957, and moved to Minneapolis where they had three children, Louis, Brett, and Lisa. She dedicated herself wholly to parenting her children, loving her grandchildren, and sharing with them her love of good food, music, piano, the English language, birds, and gardening. Anne later completed a B.A. Degree at the University of Minnesota and worked for many years at Metropolitan Rehabilitation Services. In later years, she retired and relished her friends, cooking, and community life at the Atrium in Minnetonka. Survived by her children, their spouses, and grandchildren: Louis (Nadia, Eva, and Daniel); Brett (Jody McCormick); and Lisa (Kraig Bruer, Parker, Rheo, Keegan, and Shea). Preceded in death by her parents, brother George Fulton, sister Susanna Landis, family member Myrtle Mikesell, and daughter-in-law Kelly Spaulding. A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, April 25 at 12 noon at the Snyder Auditorium of the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318 with a reception to follow. Memorials preferred to the Jeremiah Program, www.jeremiahprogram.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping single mothers and their children break the cycle of generational poverty. Lisa, Brett, and Louis express their deepest gratitude for amazing care from the team at Allina J.A. Wedum Residential Hospice.