Louise Elizabeth Woodall Smith, 88, of Strasburg, Virginia passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019, at Envoy of Winchester. She died of natural causes surrounded by family members.
Mrs. Smith was born in 1930 in York, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Noble and Susanna Woodall. She spent her early childhood in Baltimore, and later childhood in Dorsey, Maryland. In 1948, Mrs. Smith graduated from Elkridge High School, where she was class president, yearbook editor and captain of the girls’ basketball team. She married Robert Vernon Smith, Sr. on August 7, 1948. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a retired employment specialist with Snelling Staffing Services, Winchester, Virginia. Previously she worked as an executive secretary at C.I. Brumback and Sons, Winchester, Virginia and as an accounting machine operator at The Hecht Company, Baltimore, Maryland. She was a member of United Methodist Women, the National Cathedral Association and the National Parent Teacher Association. She enjoyed dancing, ice-skating, cooking, antique collecting, painting and interior decorating. She and her husband restored The Pitzer House, a historic home in Clearbrook, Virginia, where they resided many years, raised peacocks, horses and Christmas trees, and hosted Historical Society tours.
Her husband, Robert, preceded her in death in 2013.
Surviving is a daughter, Jamie Lynn Smith and wife, Leigh Conner of Washington, D.C. and West River, Maryland; sons, Robert Vernon Smith, Jr. of Ellicott City, Maryland, and Cary Wayne Smith and wife, Kate (Sandidge) Smith of Winchester, Virginia; grandchildren, Jennifer L. (Smith) Dennis and husband, Joseph; Graham T. Smith and wife, Katrina; Devon E. Smith; Keighley C. Gore and husband, Levi; and Ethan M. Smith; and great grandchildren, Adaelyn Mae Gore, Caedon Bushrod Gore, and Jackson Noble Dennis.
A visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 am with Pastor Karen Adams officiating. Interment will follow in Shenandoah Memorial Park, Winchester, Virginia.
Memorial contributions may be made in Louise’s memory to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, Virginia 22601.