Dorothy V. "Dotti" Smith, 96, formerly of DeLand, FL, passed away at Wrights Nursing Home in Seminole, FL on July 27, 2011. Born in Somerville, New Jersey on September 1. 1914. She lived most of her early years in Pennington and Trenton, New Jersey. Dorothy graduated from Trenton New Jersey School of Music and taught piano. In 1950, she moved to Miami where she became a LPN. She married Joseph M. Smith in 1954. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph M. Smith on February 2, 2002. Dorothy is survived by a son, Douglas A. Chapman; a brother, Earl D. Stires; two sisters, Ramona Grogan and Naomi Figel; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at a future date at the First Presbyterian Church, DeLand.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on July 31, 2011