Smith, Ann Brockman age 75, passed away February 14, 2013 in St. Michael, Minnesota. Ann began her long and happy career as an arts educator in the Minneapolis Public Schools in the early 1970s. She was a dedicated teacher who enjoyed bringing a love of art to the many students whose creativity she nurtured. She supported arts, artists, and cultural events of all kinds throughout her life. Ann attended Northrop School in Minneapolis and earned her teaching degree at the University of Minnesota. She was predeceased in death by her loving parents, Sophie and Robert Brockman. Ann is survived by her two daughters, Tracy Ann Runge (Larry) of Rogers, Minnesota, and Erin Marie Smith of Hancock, Michigan, and three grandchildren, Nick, Matt and Katie Runge, who will always love and remember her sense of humor, curiosity and devotion to them. Private Memorial Service will be held later at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis. Memorial donations may be made in her honor to the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, 2400 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404, http://www.artsmia.org. Serving the family... The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home 763-497-5362 www.thepetersonchapel.com
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Published in Star Tribune on Feb. 17, 2013