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Douglas Frederick Smiley


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Douglas Frederick Smiley Obituary
July 12, 1932 - October 5, 2017 Douglas Smiley, the son of Kenneth and Katharine West Smiley, passed away October 5th in Pasadena, CA. Doug attended grade and middle schools in South Pasadena /San Marino, and graduated from Flintridge Preparatory High School in La Canada in 1949. Doug went on to receive his undergrad and graduate degrees in medicine from Duke University in North Carolina. In 1958, Doug returned from North Carolina and joined his father's medical practice and began his long career as a surgeon specializing in colon/rectal medicine. His practice was associated with of The Good Samaritan Hospital in downtown Los Angeles, where he was Chief of Surgery for many years. He was also involved with the County USC Hospital as a Resident, Resident Supervisor and Volunteer Staff member. He retired in 2007. He was a member of the Annandale Golf Club in Pasadena for 40+ years. It was at Duke that Doug met and married Frances Raines, the mother of his three children. He remarried in 1994 to Nancy Robinson Renick the love of his life, who preceded him in death in August of this year. Doug is survived by his older brother Kenneth Smiley III, younger sister Mary Jo Gumbert, three sons, Douglas Jr. (Richelle), David (Wendy), Stephen (Benita), and 7 Grandchildren (Matthew, Sarah, Kyle, Kendall, Joshua, Katharine and Benjamin). Doug was preceded into death by his Sister Susan Dixon Hamlin. His family and friends will miss him and remember him always¿In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, CA Private memorial services at Cabot and Sons
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 23 to Oct. 29, 2017
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