Dolly G. Smith

March 4, 1928 - May 15, 2008

Dolly G. Smith, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, went to be with her husband after a short illness Thursday, May 15, 2008, surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 80. Dolly was born March 4, 1928, the daughter of Gregory and Margaret Burdette.

Dolly married her beloved husband, James "Jimmy" on April 5, 1952. He preceded her in death Jan. 23, 1981.

Dolly was a member of Chapel Hill Church. She enjoyed volunteering for the Salvation Army and was a member of the bible study group through Elmbrook Church. She enjoyed water aerobics, nature, gardening, knitting and animals.

Dolly was the devoted mother of Kelly Smith of Waukesha, Jamie Smith-Carlson of Oconomowoc and Jason (Charisse Simcakowski) Smith of Mukwonago; beloved grandmother of Kami (Jamey) Hitchcock and James Jimmy Carlson; and great-grandmother of Kalissa and Jayden Hitchcock. She will be sadly missed by her sisters, Dawn Knapik of Waukesha and Donna "Lani" (Richard) Alexander of Waukesha, and her sister-in-law, Lorraine (Porky) Caracci of Waukesha. Dolly will also be missed by her kitty, Annie, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and her dear friend and cousin, Ilamae Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 8 p.m. funeral service Tuesday, May 20, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha. The Rev. Frank Thompson will officiate. Burial will be at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2825 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 9, Wauwatosa, WI 53222, or the Elmbrook Humane Society, 20950 Enterprise Ave., Brookfield, WI 53045.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, call 542-6609, or for an online obituary, directions or to leave a card of condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.

Dolly was the most devoted wife, mother, grandmother and nana. We will always remember her for a lifetime of selfless acts, love and compassion for others.