Mary Beth Mikuliza Smith, age 57, of Winter Garden, FL, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016. She was born July 4, 1958 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and moved with her family to Florida in 1966. After graduating from the University of Florida, Mary worked as a first-grade teacher for 10 years. During this time, she married the love of her life, Grant Smith. She quit teaching first grade in 1993 when her first daughter, Marilyn, was born. Her second daughter, Melissa, was born two years later. There was nothing she loved more than being with her family. Mary had a strong faith in God and was very involved with her parish, Holy Family Catholic Church, and the Catholic community. She began teaching resource at Holy Family Catholic School in 2004. Her passion was teaching children, and her infectious smile and radiating positivity impacted each person who had the honor to meet her. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, as well as her sister, Ann Mikuliza, and brother, Michael Mikuliza. Taken from us too soon, she will be dearly missed.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 8:30 am on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/28rt8s4