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Shirley SMITH


Family-Placed Death Notice

SMITH, Shirley Shirley JoAnn Quigley Smith, 69, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April 9 , 2013. She was born in Hartford City, Indiana. Moved to Ohio and graduated from Wooster High School and Bowling Green State University. At University, she was a Chi Omega and member of the synchronized swim, golf, and fencing teams. In 1965, she married her high school sweetheart, moved to Louisville, Kentucky, and began her career as an elementary teacher and administrator. After stays in the Boston and New Jersey/New York areas, in 1976, she relocated to Toronto, Canada and for the next fifteen years was the consummate corporate wife and mother. She was Director of Mooredale Pre-School, taught grade two at Branksome Hall, then served on its Board of Governors . She returned to the U.S. in 1991, settling in Atlanta. In 1996, Shirley served as the Envoy for the Canadian Olympic Team during the '96 games. She was a member of The Druid Hills Garden Club and Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. Shirley was a devoted wife and mother who loved spending time with Glenn and their children, James Michael and Patricia Suzanne. Later in life she doted on her grandchildren, Mason Connor, son of Mike and Jennifer of NYC, and Hadley Quigley and Hudson Cee MacKenzie, children of Patsy and John Bell of Toronto, Canada. Shirley leaves behind a legion of friends on several continents and a loving family who will miss her dearly. Preceded in death by her father James Rogers Quigley and mother Leatha May, she is survived by her sister, Patricia Quigley; husband Glenn; son James Michael and his wife Jennifer; daughter Patricia and her husband John Bell; grandchildren Mason, Hadley and Hudson; brother-in-law Adrian Smith; and two nieces. After cremation and interment in the Church Columbarium, a 10:30 AM service will be held Monday, April 15, 2013 at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Atlanta, Georgia. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Shirley's name to: Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program MD Andersen Cancer Center P.O. Box 4486 University of Texas Houston, TX 77210-4486

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Apr. 11 to Apr. 12, 2013
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