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Rosemary Smith

Smith, Rosemary

12/26/1947 - 1/2/2024

Woodstock, GA

In loving memory of Rosemary Ellen (Pahl) Smith

Rosemary Smith, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away suddenly on January 2, 2024. She was 76 years of age. Rosemary was born on December 26, 1947 in Jackson, Michigan and was the heart of our family. As a devoted wife, she shared 38 years of marriage with her loving husband, Chip. Together, they created a home filled with love, laughter and unwavering support. Her role as a mother to her two sons brought her immense joy and she approached parenthood with grace, wisdom and love.

In addition to being a mother, Rosemary cherished her role as "Grandma Rosie." Her eyes would light up with joy at the sound of her grandchildren's laughter and she reveled in creating special moments and memories with each of them; to her, every one of them was "perfect."

Rosemary dedicated her adult life to caring for others, professionally and personally. After becoming a nurse, she embarked on a fulfilling career in the ER and later as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, specializing in Echocardiography, where her compassion and commitment touched the lives of countless patients. After retiring, Rosemary and Chip moved to Woodstock, Georgia to escape the snowy Michigan winters and be closer to their grandchildren.

Rosemary's life was a testament to kindness, selflessness and resilience. She faced life's challenges with grace and always found strength in her family and faith. Her nurturing spirit extended beyond her profession, leaving a lasting impact. Those that came in contact with Rosemary saw patience and a servant's heart exemplified. Rosemary will be deeply missed by her extended family, friends and all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Rosemary is survived by her devoted husband, Chip Smith, her loving children Michael Reeg and Corey (Jessica) Konkle, her adoring grandchildren Carlos (Courtney) Marinho, Kayleigh Reeg, Kennedy (Nick) Griffeth, Madison (Ben) Carroll, Morgan Reeg, Elijah Konkle, Malia Konkle and Eliana Konkle, and her great grandchildren, Moises Marinho, Rachelle Marinho and Raelyn Griffeth.

In addition to her immediate family, Rosemary was a loving sister. She is survived by her four siblings, Chuck (Brenda Nelson) Pahl, Terri (Tom) Dull, Pattie Schaefer and Ken (Jill) Pahl, as well as many nieces and nephews. Each of them shared a unique and special bond with Rosemary, filled with special memories and unwavering support. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Pahl (nee Doyle), her father, Edward Pahl, as well as her brother Rick Pahl, with whom she shared a deep connection.

A Funeral Mass to celebrate Rosemary will be held on January 13, 2024 at Queen of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Jackson, MI. Visitation starts at 9:30am, mass at 10:30am, with lunch to follow at the church. The service will be streamed live at:

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta ( in Rosemary's honor and in memory of her beloved golden retriever, Annie.

Rosemary's spirit and legacy will continue to live on in the hearts of those who loved her. May she rest in peace and may her memory be a source of comfort and inspiration.

Poole Funeral Home, Woodstock, GA

Thank you.

GRRA and the Smith family are grateful for your generous donations on behalf of Rosemary Smith:

Richard Sneary

Karen Wilkinson

Lori Podolski

Sandra Collins

Douglas Fink

Paulette Krueger

Edwin Sickmiller

Shireen Short

Joe Kras

Alan Snider

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