Carolyn J. Smith

February 6, 1937 - September 26, 2020

Carolyn J. Smith, age 83, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020.

Born in Wilmington on February 6, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Ralph William and Olive (Murray) Jones. Carolyn graduated from Newark High School in 1955 and attended Goldey-Beacom College. She made her career as an administrative assistant for the former Hercules, Inc. Carolyn was an active member at First Presbyterian Church of Newark.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip B. Smith.

 A service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at First Presbyterian Church of Newark Remembrance Garden, 292 West Main Street, Newark, DE 19711. Facemasks will be required for all in attendance.

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carolyn’s name to the Hope Dining Room, 300 Marrows Road, Newark, DE 19713.


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  • I will always remember Carolyn and Phillip and their cats fondly. I’m grateful especially for their generosity to Faithful Friends. Rest in Peace.

  • Carolyn is remembered for being both a kind and strong woman. She loved her cats and was generously supporting Faithful Friends Animal Society and other local animal shelters saving many many more animals through her generosity. Being reunited now with her cats And husband will be A grand reunion!

  • Carolyn for many years was an active member of the White Clay Bicycle Club and led many rides for the slower, less athletic rider. She graciously introduced me to the fun of riding with a group. As a ride leader, she extended help and encouragement to the less experienced riding on public roads. She was particularly kind to my children. When I first joined one of her rides, I noticed her pedal on the right side had a little squeak. Eventually she came out with a new bike. In about a month, that one also had a squeaky pedal on the right side. She always managed to make a 25 mile ride seem easy.

  • On behalf of everyone here at Delaware Humane Association (DHA), I am so sad to learn of Carolyn’s passing. She has been a good friend to DHA and the animals for many years. May she rest in peace, knowing that her legacy and generosity will live on.

  • Carolyn Smith was a kind neighbor who often brought me supplies for my foster care volunteer work at the Delaware Humane Association. When she learned that I was fostering newborn kittens, she made soft little quilts for them, which I still use. She loved her dogs and regularly walked past my house with pets on the leash. I’m grateful to have known her and to have benefited from her generosity.