Carla Burgess Smith

January 14, 1955
- September 10, 2004

MILO - Carla Burgess Smith, passed from this earth Friday, Sept. 10, 2004 , after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by the love of family and friends. Carla was born Jan. 14, 1955 , in Caribou, to B. Valre Covington Burgess and the late Charles S. Burgess. Carla was predeceased by her father in 1994; and a special sister, Tomie McLean in 2003. She is survived by her loving and dedicated mother, B. Valre Burgess of Brownville; her two brothers, William Burgess and his companion, Brenda Barker, of Fort Fairfield, and James Burgess of Millinocket. Carla gave life to three daughters, Andrea Gregg and her husband, Matthew, of Presque Isle, Jeremie Smith and her companion, Brian Connell, of Milo, and Hannah Gould of Presque Isle. They gave Carla four special grandchildren, Mason, Arianna, Brian, and Clay. She also had three stepchildren, Jeff Smith, his wife, Lisa, and their son, Alex, of Milo ; Scott Smith and his daughter, Jasmine, of California ; Tony Smith, his wife, Tammy, and their children, Matthew and Mark of Brewer. Her niece, Billie Sullivan, her husband, Bill, and their daughters, Jenna and Cheyenne , also survive her; as well as her nephew, Don McLean; and brother-in-law, Donald McClean, and several special aunts, uncles, and cousins. Carla's memory will always be with her rock and companion, Jesse Johnson; and his mother, Glenna and family. She was blessed with many friends but especially blessed with her loving and supportive friends, Sue Coburn, Joyce Ann Washburn, and Patti Estes. Carla left these thoughts: Many thanks to Dr. Segal for all his care and putting the wiggle back in my walk. I love my girls, the babies, my family, and I am very proud of them all. At my request there will be no services, please keep our memories with you and always close. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cancer Care of Maine at Eastern Maine Medical Center .

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