Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Don C. Smith
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 Material Information
Title: Funeral Booklet for Don C. Smith
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Don C. Smith
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
 Subjects
Subject: Smith, Don C.
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Caribbean
 Notes
Abstract: The Enid M. Baa Library of the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DLAM) has acquired an extensive collection of memorial booklets since the early 1970's for U. S. Virgin Islands residents. Booklets are usually more than 10 pages long and give details of the life and family connections of the deceased.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: CA01300448
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
Holding Location: Enid M. Baa Library and Archives, Virgin Islands Department of Libraries, University of the Virgin Islands
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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DON C. SMITH
February 21,1905 April 4,1986

"to live in the hearts you leave behind is not to die."
by Thomas Campbell
from the Hallowed Ground

ttt MEMORIAL SERVICE tt

Wednesday, April 9, 1986
John Thomas Chapel
St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

Officiating: Rev. Julian M. Clarke
Rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

... ......................... ... .... ..***..*.


S. Tho c, V.I.






I Eulogy

Don was the first born to Capt James H. Smith and his
wife, Clementine Varlack Smith.
He attended school on St. Thomas, finished High School at
the University H.S. of Puerto Rico and continued his studies at
the University of P.R.
Don returned to St. Thomas to teach English. He married
Elma Wolterding and out of this union ten children were born.
He went to the states in 1926 and began a career in public rela-
tions. He also worked in the banking industry as a buyer for
Lytton savings and loan.
Next he entered the Civil Rights amena. Hp believed in the
freedom and dignity of everyone, and understood the many
ways that people are oppressed. Don took an active role in the
struggle for freedom he was chairman of Los Angeles C.O.R.E.
and was public relations director of National C.O.R.E. By picket-
ing, marching and sitting-in Don used all forms of non-violent re-
sistance to overcome segregation and discrimination.
He participated in the Selma to Montegomery. March. He also
participated in the Meredith March in Mississippi and The March
on Washington. These campaigns included major civil rights
figures such as Andrew Young, James Farmer, Floyd McKissick,
Roy Innis and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and many other ad-
vocates.
Don spoke internationally for world peace in such places as
Moscow, Leningrad and Helsinki.
After much accomplished, he returned to his native land.
Then he assumed the position of Public Information Director
in the Department of Education of the Virgin Islands. During
this period of time, he was also one of the founders, a charter
member, and a past'president of the Public Information Associa-
tion in St. Thomas.
He was a highly thought of leader in the community whose
influence was felt in areas apart from his official responsibilities.
Don Smith was a mover and a shaker! -- With a great love of
people!
He will be remembered in the hearts of many!




Music accompanist: David Foxworth
Solos: Susan Lewis and Marie Simmons
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C. Camille Smith


Nadine Brown
Shirley Vega
Sonya Squires



Ilva Smith



Edmound Vega


Gloria Smith

Delvin Harrigan

Edina Wolterding Davis


Survivors

SONS

Donald E. Smith
DAUGHTERS
Carol Jackson

BROTHER
Uewellyn Smith
SISTERS
Lily Jorquez

SONS-IN-LAW
Johnny Robinson
DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW

BROTHERS-IN-LAW


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SISTERS-IN-LAW
Elaine Wolterdin
Natita Smith


28 GRANDCHILDREN
32 GREATGRANDCHILDREN
Many Nieces. Nephews and other relatives and friend
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ma Robinson
Dine Smith
AMria E. Cruz



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Clara Smith

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IN'LEU OP FLOWERS,
PLEASE SEND DONATIONS TO:
Women's Resource Center
P.O. Box 7293
or c/o Knud Hansen Hospital
St. Thomas, V.I. 00801

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