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Christine Dilworth Smith


1928 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Christine Dilworth Smith Obituary
Christine Dilworth Smith
March 4, 1928 - July 27, 2014
Tomorrow will start without our dearly beloved Christine Dilworth Smith. Final preparations of her place in Heaven were completed Sunday morning, July 27, 2014. Christine Smith left a wonderful legacy to this world - three beautiful children: Charles Curtis Smith (wife Linda) of Denver Colo.; Louise Shells of Denver, Colo., and Marvin "Bo" Smith (wife Wanda) of Albuquerque. She was blessed with 13 remarkable grandchildren, 31 amazing great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Christine was born to Clay and Mentha (Bridges) Dilworth on March 4, 1928, in Clarksville, Texas. She was the oldest of nine children and is survived by her siblings: Jaunita Dilworth of Alamogordo; Myrtle Thornton of Sun City, Calif.; Donald "Billy Don" Dilworth of Alamogordo, and Lou Setta Alford of Hemet, Calif. Christine loved and adored her many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She served as a dedicated member of Gerald Champion Memorial Hospital dietary staff for more than 34 years from1958 to 1993. She was a magnificent cook, and she loved to travel. Christine was vibrant, witty and full of life. She was a faithful and long-standing member of New Hope Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of more than 50 years, Samie Smith; her granddaughter, Crystal Shells; her brothers O'Dell, J.D., Clay Jr. and Robert Dilworth, and her son-in-law Norman Shells.
The Funeral Service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel, 2301 First St., with N.D. Smith officiating.
Interment will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery.
The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. on August 1, at Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from July 31 to Aug. 30, 2014
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