June 19, 2013 
 
Dear Shipmates,  

 

We have some sad news to report. The wife of Master Chief Leo R. Smith passed away on 16 June 2013. Hideko (Michi) Smith She was born in Kumamoto Japan on 14 June 1948 and has been a resident of Lynn Haven, Florida since 1995.  Michi suffered two strokes in May and October 2004.  She had been in and out of the hospital three times since Christmas Eve.  On May 20th she was admitted with double pneumonia and unfortunately couldn't recover.  Her system began to shut down on the 13th and she passed two days after her 65th Birthday. Memorialization will be by cremation and no services will be held.

She is survived by husband of 45 years, Leo Smith of Lynn Haven; daughter Margie Ogo and husband Ray of Virginia Beach Va.; granddaughter, Kaelani Ogo of Virginia Beach Va; grandson, Andrew Ogo of Virginia Beach Va.; and great grandson, Adam Ogo.

Notes and calls of condolence may be made to Leo at (904) 271-9172 or to his address at 328 Porter Drive, Lynn Haven, FL 32444-4618. His e-mail is <smithl@ipsincorporated.com>

 

 


 
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Sincerely,
 

 
Derick S. Hartshorn
 
Editor-Mineman News
 
 
 
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