Mary C. Smith, 76, of Phoenix, passed away on December 13, 2021. She was born on July 23, 1945, the 3rd of eleven children of Richard and Merle Jacobs of Clinton, Iowa. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1963 and received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Iowa State University. After earning her Master’s in Social Work from University of Iowa, she went on to serve her community for many years helping children in various child protective agencies in Iowa and Arizona.
Mary is survived by her loving husband, Michael, her children Jason and Alicia, her grandchildren Laurel, Josh, Isaac, Isaiah, and Henry, and many brothers and sisters. Mary loved traveling the world, entertaining family and friends, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her caring, cheerful, and optimistic nature will be greatly missed by all.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30am on Friday, January 7, 2022 at the Franciscan Renewal Center located at 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ.