ROCKLAND – Kelley J. Smith, 58, passed away peacefully Oct. 4, 2021, at her home with her family close by her side.

Born Dec. 24, 1962, in Camden to Arthur Marriner Sr. and Nancy Norton, Kelley was one of four children and the only girl of the bunch. She grew up in the Midcoast area, while attending schools in Rockland.

In 1995, while working at Nautica, she met the love of her life, Walter Smith. After forming a close friendship with Walter, the two were married Aug. 26, 2000.

Throughout her career, Kelley worked at many restaurants and retail stores in the Rockland area. She was a hardworking and dedicated woman who wanted to make a difference in every place she worked. She was most proud of her accomplishments while in management at Burger King, where she worked for many years. Kelley also helped manage McDonalds, JCPenney, Nautica and Maritime Farms to name a few.

Kelley loved more than anything being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to cook for everybody during the holiday seasons and most of all, enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Kelley and Walter were fond of going to watch softball games and attending harness racing together. She cared deeply for animals and spent a lot of time at the animal shelter, visiting and helping in any way she could. Kelley had a very special bond with one of her dogs, Maggie, who passed away just a few short months ago.

Predeceased by her father Arthur Marriner Sr; Kelley is survived by her loving husband Walter Smith; mother Nancy Hamilton and husband David; two daughters Tiffany Kingsbury and partner Adam Turner and their child Aubrie Turner of Washburn, Sherrie Losier and her daughters Alaina and Kellie-Ann of Rockland; step-children Melissa Smith of Waldoboro, Lee Smith of Nobleboro and Heath Smith of Rockland; three brothers Arthur Marriner Jr. of Owls Head, David Marriner of Rockland and Brian King of Rockland.

She was blessed with 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.

Kelley’s family chose to remember her life privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pope Memorial Humane Society, P.O. Box 1294, Thomaston ME 04861. To share a memory or condolence with Kelley’s family, visit their Book of Memories at bchfh.com.