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ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Jacqueline Alta (King) Smith, 74, of North Springfield, Vt., passed away after a brief illness, with family by her side, on June 2, 2005, in Rock Hill, S.C. Daughter of the late Bright and Rita (Roberts) King, she was born in Dorset, Vt., on May 29, 1931. She married childhood sweetheart Warner (Chub) Smith on July 12, 1952, who survives. She also leaves daughter Deborah Giard, and grandson Grant Giard, of Northfield, Mass.; son, Herb Smith of Rock Hill, SC; daughter Gail Unamboowe, son-in-law Bradley and granddaughter McKenzie of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; and mother-in-law Margaret Smith of Greenfield, Mass.. She was predeceased by brother Theodore of Westminster, Vt., and is survived by sisters Elizabeth and husband Frank Falgiani of Las Vegas, Nev.; Rita and husband Reino Kalinen of Dresden, Ohio; brothers John of Stevensville, Mont. and Clark of Walpole, N.H. She also leaves many other loving family and friends.

Prior to Jacqueline’s (fondly known as Jackie) full-time commitment to her family, she worked at the Holstein-Freisan in Brattleboro, Vt., Goldberg’s of Trenton, N.J., and while Chub was in Korea she returned to Greenfield, where she worked at the Weldon Hotel and the Lilly Dan.

While a full-time homemaker and mother raising three children, she always found time for volunteer work such as a scout den mother, church secretary, and various church committees. In addition, for 20 years she supported Chub’s square dance calling business, and organized, designed, and choreographed New England Square Dance Convention fashion shows.

In preparation for their next venture, independent contractors servicing the federal governments WIC program (for which they received glowing accolades from federal agency’s and Congressional Representatives), Jackie matriculated in business courses at CCV. Jackie handled all the operational and financial aspects of this business/federal program. After retirement she worked part time in the Training-Badging Center and the operations department at Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Facility. She was an excellent seamstress (designing and sewing clothes for personal use, family and friends), cook and homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, the beach, travel, creating hand stamped cards, and all family activities. Jackie was a devout Christian and a pillar of support to everyone around her, and was guided by her spiritual beliefs. She was loved by all who knew her and will be deeply missed.

A service in celebration of her life will be held on June 18 at 11 a.m. at the Precision Valley Baptist Church, Route 106, North Springfield, Vt. Interment of ashes will follow at a graveside service at Tyler Cemetery in Vernon, Vt.

Make contributions in memory of Jacqueline Smith to The Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Development Office at DHMC, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 10, 2005
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