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Marion Zalesky Smith(1918 – 2012)

Marion Smith, widow of Vice Admiral John Victor Smith, died October 13, 2012. She was born November 5, 1918, in New York City. She married John Victor Smith, the son of Lieutenant General Holland McTyeire Smith, USMC, on November 6, 1937, in Christ Episcopal Church, Coronado, California.
The daughter of a Navy doctor and the wife of a Naval officer, she traveled extensively. She was a member of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, and the Society of Sponsors, a society of ladies who have christened ships of the United States Navy.
Marion is survived by a daughter, Mimi Smith Ewens, and a son, Holland McTyeire Smith II, both of La Jolla, California; and four grandchildren, R. Summers Hambrick of Midlothian, VA, Jay (Kammy) Hambrick of Glen Allen, VA, Laurel (Josh) Messer of Denver, CO, and Holland (Cela) Smith III of Castro Valley, CA.
She will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be sent to San Diego Hospice Foundation at 4311 Third Ave, San Diego 92103.
Published in La Jolla Light on Oct. 18, 2012
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