Obituary: Emily Elizabeth (Smith) Biesecker
9/14/2013 6:02:00 AM
Emily Elizabeth (Smith) Biesecker went to be with the Lord on Sept. 9, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Emily was born May 21, 1954, in Marlette, Mich., to Claude and Holly Smith. Emily traveled extensively throughout the U.S. before settling in Arizona for the last 20-plus years.
Emily had a zest for life and loved the Lord. She enjoyed reading, gardening, riding Harleys, creating stained glass art and sewing. She was truly a free spirit.
Emily was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, proud grandmother and friend.
Emily is survived by her loving husband Pat; her sons Shawn (Cheri) Hassel and Joshua (Kim) Hassel; parents Claude and Sandra Smith; brother Guy (Sue) Smith; sisters Claudia (Michael) Anderson and Yvonne (Bill) Nelson; grandchildren Colton, Paige, Kendall, Alexandrea and Joshua; several nieces and nephews; and stepbrothers and -sisters.
Emily was preceded in death by her mother Holly Nault; her sister Toni Moreno; and her stepfather Pat Nault.
Services for Emily will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Lifepoint Church, 10100 Arizona Highway 69, Prescott Valley, Ariz.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Hospice of the Valley, Sherman Home, 5801 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85054; HOV.org
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