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Margaret Elizabeth Smith, age 90, died peacefully in the health center of the Vantage House Retirement community in Columbia, MD following a stroke. Margaret was a graduate of Sul Ross University, Alpine, TX, did graduate work at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and trained to become a dietitian at the Los Angeles Veteran Hospital. She met her future husband while working as a dietitian at the Veterans Hospital in Lancaster, TX. After rearing her children, she obtained a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland and worked for 22 years as a social worker for the Baltimore City Schools. After her retirement she did volunteer work for the United Way.She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Lex B. Smith, M.D., children, James L. Smith of Houston, TX, Mary B. Quillen of Ellicott City, MD, Barbara A. Buckingham of Bedford, NH, 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A memorial celebration of her life is scheduled for January 30, 2016 at the Vantage House Retirement community, 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD at 11:00 am.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for Macular Degeneration Research at http://www.brightfocus.org/donate or .
Published in Baltimore Sun on Jan. 13, 2016
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