Laura Jane ‘Bee’ Smith (nee Burnett)

June 4, 1930 - June 20, 2011

Laura Jane "Bee" Smith (nee Burnett) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Monday, June 20, 2011. She was born June 4, 1930, in Schenectady, N.Y., to Harold R. and Veronica (nee Woznicki) Burnett.

Laura loved spending time with her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, taking care of her pets, spending time in her pool, sun-tanning and taking care of her flowers and lawn.

She was the loving mother of three sons, Edward (Joni), Eric (Barb) and Earl (Brenda) Smith; caring grandma of Abbey, Nathan, Lexy, Ty, Cody, Chelsea, Logan and Autumn; and great-grandma to Denali and Acadius. She is further survived by her sister, Linda (Claude) Phillips; sister-in-law, Kathy Burnett; stepmother, Florence Hartman; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Eugene; parents; brother, Thomas Burnett; and stepfather, Burt Hartman.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society or the Humane Society are appreciated.

Laura’s wishes are to honor her life with a celebration of food and drink. The family invites all friends to Fox Run Lanes in Waukesha on Friday, June 24, at 6 p.m.

"We will miss you and will always be in our hearts."