Claudette (Boger) Smitherman

Published 10:58 am Thursday, September 21, 2023

Claudette (Boger) Smitherman, 87, of Hickory, N.C. passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023 after several months of declining health.  She was a long-time resident of Cooleemee, but had resided at Brookdale Northeast in Hickory since November of 2022.

Claudette was born on March 23, 1936, in Rowan County, N.C., daughter of the late Claude E. Boger and Francis (Wood) Boger. In addition to her parents, Claudette was preceded in death by: her husband, Robert “Buck” Smitherman; a brother, Woody Boger; and her only son, Michael Livengood.

Claudette is survived by: her daughter, Vicki Robinette of Hickory.

In life, Claudette chose a career in the secretarial business where she was an office manager of her own electrical supply company for 10 years. She was a member of Church of the Good Shepard and attended until she was unable.

There are no public services at this time. A private ceremony will be held at a later date.

The family would like to express a heartfelt, “thank you” to the wonderful staff at Brookdale Northeast and Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County for their love and caring support.

  In loving memory of Claudette, please consider a donation to the Davie County Animal Shelter and/or Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County.

We, the staff at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville, are honored to serve the family.