Deborah Smith

Obituary of Deborah A. Smith

SEBEC - Deborah Ann (Provost) Smith, 72, passed away unexpectedly on December 25, 2021, with her loving family by her side. Debbie was born in Dexter, Maine, on December 1, 1949, to Clifford Sr. and Anne (Duncan) Provost. Debbie grew up in Dexter, where she and her siblings had a childhood that was filled with wonderful and colorful memories. Debbie was a graduate of Dexter Regional High School, Class of 1968, and then went on to business school in Portland. Her roots ran deep in the Dexter community, which is where she returned after she finished school. She soon met and married, Alan, her husband of 51 years. They moved their growing family to their beautiful home in Sebec Village in 1975. She became a CNA and did home healthcare for a few years. She also did some substitute teaching and much volunteer work, but mainly she helped run their home improvement business. Her most important role was being the best stay at home wife and mom. Debbie was a treasured wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend. She absolutely adored her grandchildren, and cherished every minute she spent with them. She was a huge part of her husband, children and grandchildren's everyday lives, and they will miss her with all their hearts. Debbie loved to stay busy; she was an amazing cook and enjoyed taking care of their home. Her yard was always gorgeously decorated for every holiday, and her pool was the "go to spot" for hot summer days. She cherished staying in touch with family and friends through visits, phone calls, lunches, gatherings, trips and facebook. Debbie also enjoyed riding back country roads with her husband, often visiting their camp on Third Buttermilk Pond. She spent countless summer nights listening to "Country Gold Saturday Nights" at camp around the bonfire with her family, or swimming in her pool with her grandkids. She always looked forward to the family's annual summer vacations in St. Andrews, NB. She loved cheering for the Dallas Cowboys, reading, and taking walks in her sweet little village of Sebec. Among the many traditions that Debbie created and carried out for her family, her annual Christmas Eve party was a favorite for everyone. Her parties were filled with so much delicious food and were always just pure magic, just like everything else she did. Our family is so incredibly thankful that we had one last Christmas Eve party with her, we loved every moment of it, and it will remain a prized memory for us all. Debbie loved most being around her family and friends. She was a very giving soul, easy loving, very thoughtful, and she loved to laugh. Her impact on her family, friends, and the Sebec and Dexter communities will live on forever in so many hearts and memories. Debbie was predeceased by her daughter, Jennifer Smith; her parents, Clifford Sr. and Anne Provost; and her in-laws, Harold and Jeanne Smith. She is survived by the love of her life and husband, Alan E. Smith; her daughter, Samantha Greenlaw and husband, Jason; her son, Garrett Smith and fiancée, Taylor Dow, all of Sebec Village; her sister, Sharon Dyer and husband, Denzel, of Greenfield, NH; her brother, Clifford "Kip" Provost Jr. and wife, Cheryl, of Livonia, Michigan; her brother, Stephen Provost of Dover-Foxcroft; her precious grandchildren, Lucas and Emily Greenlaw, Ella and Lylla Smith, and Knox Witham, all of Sebec; and her sisters-in-law, Holly Smith of Bangor, Linda Mountford and husband, Scott, of York, and Cherie' Smith of Sebec. She is also survived by many special nieces, nephews, wonderful friends that were like family, and all of her "village kids" (you know who you are). A celebration of life will be planned for later in the spring or early summertime. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her memory to the Sebec Reading Room (payable to SVA) c/o Joan Baird 87 Sunset Sunset Dr. Sebec, ME 04481, or to Sebec Village Community Church (payable to SVCC) 734 Sebec Village Road Sebec, Maine 04481. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
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