Christine Brodhead-Smith

October 23, 1948 ~ August 27, 2019 (age 70)

Christine Macomb Brodhead-Smith, 70, of Harbor Springs, Michigan (formerly of Algonac, Michigan), passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019 surrounded by her family.

Chris was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 23, 1948, a daughter of Nancy G. Allen and Richard T. Brodhead Jr.

Chris is survived by her children, Dana VanAssche and Peter (Katie) Smith; three siblings, Richard “Thornie” Brodhead (Christine), Brian Brodhead (Patty), and Carey Hall; many nieces, nephews, in-laws, a great niece, and a great nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Catherine Brodhead-Lauer; and a brother, Peter S. Brodhead.

Chris worked as a teacher for St. Catherine’s in Algonac.  She was also an ER nurse for 25 years with Ascension St. John Hospital.  Chris loved to spend time with her family and travel.

A memorial celebration of Chris’ life is planned for Saturday August 31, 2019  from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at 5134 Pleasantview Rd., Harbor Springs, MI 49740.

Memorial contributions can be made online to the Survival Flight program at The University of Michigan:

Please sign her online guestbook at

Arrangements are in the care of the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

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