Nancy Smart
1939 - 2020
Nancy Smart died Thursday, April 9, 2020. Born July 20, 1939, Ms. Smart grew up in Williamstown, MA, and graduated from Smith College in 1961.

For 35 years, she worked at Voice of America (VOA), where she helped bring major stories to VOA's international audience. She rode in 100-mile endurance horse races and was active in the Port Tobacco River Conservancy and Smarter Growth Alliance for Charles County.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph H. Selden III; her son, Sam E. Smart; her sister, Oriole Eaton, and her brothers: John and Jeff Eaton.

A memorial service will be scheduled after coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

Memorial donations may be made to Smith College.
Published by Maryland Independent on Apr. 26, 2020.
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Among the first persons I met at VOA, she was a major figure at VOA and friend to many . . .
Daniel Roboinson
May 6, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Carol Pearson
May 2, 2020
Nancy was a special human being; her last name furnished an apt description. I learned a lot working with her over the years. She had the ability to supervise with great patience and help people like me improve our writing. She and Joe invited me to their rural home once and we went horseback riding in the lovely countryside. It is a memory I will always keep. I truly mourn her passing.
Greg Flakus
May 1, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the family of Nancy Smart. May you be comforted in knowing that our Heavenly Father cares for you. He will give you strength and courage to cope with your grief.
Psalm 94:17-19
N. S.
May 1, 2020
RIP. Deepest sympathies
Melissa Bernard
May 1, 2020
I was privileged to work with Nancy for many years at VOA. She was more than a colleague- she was my editor and mentor and friend. I am so deeply saddened by her passing, and I send my heartfelt condolences to Joe and the family.
Stephanie Nealer
May 1, 2020
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