Hope B. Smith “Jompra-hna-catiwi”, age 79, of Vesper passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, WI.
Commitment services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Cex Haci Community Building in Nekoosa. Stuart Lonetree will officiate. Burial will be next to her beloved husband at the Hemlock residence. Visitation for relatives and friends will be from 8:00 A.M. until the time of services on Wednesday at Cex Haci. Herman-Taylor Funeral Home, Wisconsin Rapids, is honored to be assisting the family.
Hope was born August 10, 1941 in Tomah, Wisconsin to Frank and Mary (Greencrow) Thunder. She married Anthony M. Smith Sr. on June 27, 1966. He died on October 4, 1994.
Hope graduated from UW Eau Claire with a degree in anthropology and was currently working on her degree in accounting. She worked for the Ho-Chunk Nation for over 35 years, most recently as a Ho-Chunk Language Instructor.
Hope is survived by four children: Anthony M. Smith Jr. (Karla), Lot L. Smith II, Mary Smith (Ken), and Isabel Smith; grandchildren: Brooke, Taylor, Summer, Myranda, Karissa, Tabitha, Alyssa, Olivia, Owen, Jon, Elijah, Danielle, Isaac, Isaiah, Joseph, Anthony, Precious and Malachi; 21 great-grandchildren and two on the way; sisters: Myrtle Long and Faye (Irvin) Begay; brothers: Gordon (Beverly) Thunder and Josiah Thunder Sr. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Anthony; two sisters, Faith Matter and Charity Thunder; and brother, Levi Thunder Sr.
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