Wallis Smith, of Novato, CA crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on September 8, 2021.
She was born in San Francisco, the daughter of Dr. Wallace Bruce Smith and Alice Smith. She graduated from Katherine Delmar Burke School in 1955 and the University of Arizona in 1960. Wally had a huge heart and loved to volunteer at various organizations including the Audubon Canyon Ranch, Novato Police Department, and Point Reyes Lighthouse. She was a 30+ year volunteer at Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Wally was an avid traveler and lifelong learner. She was a guardian and collector of Asian antiquities. She loved her Alaskan cruises with dear friends and her many trips to Asia and Europe. She had an incredible sense of humor and would always share it with her smile and big, sweet laugh.
Wally is survived by her dogs, Teddy, Fergus and Enzo and she was surely greeted at the Rainbow bridge by her many loved companions, especially Panda and Racer. She will be dearly missed by her large family of friends, especially her Friends of Bill, Thursday Puppy Testers and Bel Marin Keys neighbors.
Per Wallis's wishes, there will be no service. In lieu of a gathering please celebrate her spirit and generosity by toasting her with an exotic cup of tea or a great chocolate milkshake, two of her favorite things.
Those who wish to remember Wally in a special way may make contributions to "The Panda Fund" at Guide Dogs for the Blind, 350 Los Ranchitos Way, San Rafael, CA 94903.
Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Sep. 24 to Sep. 26, 2021.