Miss Wendy L. Smith, 52, formerly of Rochester and LaPorte, passed away at 8:00 PM on Sunday, August 20, 2023 at Summit City Nursing and Rehabilitation of Fort Wayne.
On November 18, 1970, Wendy was born in Lynchburg, VA to David William and Margaret Ann “Peggy” Miller Smith. Growing up she shared her childhood with two sisters Linda and Tiffany and a brother Gary. Wendy attended special needs classes at Argos High School and learned many life skills at Manitou Training Center where she exhibited great pride with projects she made.
Wendy loved her feline companions and working word search puzzles. Over the years she has been cared for by Parents and Friends of LaPorte. Known for her quite demeanor, she is remembered as friendly and cheerful to all she met. Wendy was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. She enjoyed the concerts and music of Donny Osmond.
Left to cherish Wendy's memory are her father, David Smith and wife Rose Marie of Trumansburg, NY; two sisters, Linda Stidman of Rochester,Tiffany Vore and husband Alvie of Corydon; niece and nephew, Madison Vore and Cody Vore.
Preceding Wendy in death are her mother Peggy Smith on October 18, 2012, brother Gary M. Smith on January 6, 2020, and brother-in-law,Tyrone Stidham on October 18, 2012.
A celebration of the life of Wendy Smith will be at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 8, 2023, in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 west 18th St., Rochester. Brother Ron Newcomer will officiate.
Friends may visit with the family from 11-1 on Friday in the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.