BANGOR – Marguerite B. Smith left this earth to sing with angels on July 1, 2004. She was born July 11, 1915, in Mars Hill, the daughter of John F. and Etna Benjamin. Marguerite graduated from Aroostook Classical Institute in 1934, and from the University of Maine, Orono in 1938, where she was a member of the PHI MU Sorority. She married Blake H. Smith on Feb. 15, 1941, and they made their home in Exeter until his death in 1965. Marguerite began her teaching career in Belgrade and went on to teach for many years at Exeter Consolidated School and Garland Elementary School. She loved her first graders and even in later years would share fond memories of children she had taught. Marguerite was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star, The Exeter Handicrafters, and attended The South Levant Baptist Church prior to her illness. The last five years of her life were spent at Stillwater Health Care, where she was loved and cared for by their wonderful staff. She is survived by her children, Suzanne Smith of Newport, Sandra Guyer and her husband, Rick, of Tampa, Fla., Stephen Smith and his wife, Dawn, of Levant, and Sterling Smith and his wife, Gail, of Dover-Foxcroft; 10 grandchildren, Wendie Lagasse, Jennifer Bremer, Kevin Noyes, Holly Owens, Blake Smith, Roger Smith, Michael Smith, Trent Smith, Stephanie Ware and Jo Anna Smith; 15 great-grandchildren; her sister, Elaine Crowley of Urbandale, Iowa; her brother, George Benjamin of Rochester, Minn.; a special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Keith and Josephine Smith of Greenville Junction and Lake Wales, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and her Sunday dinner companion, Edna Murray-Frankland. She was predeceased by her parents; husband; infant son; and brother, Spurgeon. There will be a celebration of her life from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, July 18, 2004, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Interment will be in the Exeter Center Cemetery following the celebration. Although her journey was difficult she never lost her beautiful smile or her ability to enjoy music and those around her. She was well loved and will be missed. For those who wish donations may be made to the activities fund at Stillwater Health Care, 335 Stillwater Ave., Bangor, ME 04401.