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Arlene Joyce Smith

1933 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Arlene Joyce Smith Obituary
Smith, Arlene Joyce POINT LOMA -- Arlene Joyce Smith, 80, of Point Loma, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2014. She was born in Grand Rapids, MI. on December 28, 1933 to Arthur and Edith DeYoung and was the eldest of four siblings. Arlene graduated in 1959 from Michigan State University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. Arlene moved to Coronado, California after college where she met her husband of 51 years, Lance McRitchie Smith. She was a devoted mother to her sons, Bart and Dirk, before resuming her career as a kindergarten teacher for the San Diego Unified School District. Arlene's passion was her family and working with children. She was a member of Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church and served the church in several roles throughout her extended involvement in the church. She was also a member of The Assistance League of San Diego and The Cotillion Club. Arlene enjoyed traveling the United States and abroad extensively with her husband Lance. She enjoyed participating in Jazzercise and working in her garden. She is survived by her husband Lance; sisters, Barbara and Carolyn; and brother, Douglas; sons, Bart and Dirk; and grandchildren, Marisa and Elliot. Memorial Services will be held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, March 8th, at Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church. ( In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Arlene's name to, Presbyterian Urban Ministries, 2459 Market Street, San Diego, CA. 92102. ( To leave an on-line condolence to the family please visit:
Published in U-T San Diego on Mar. 6, 2014
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