Doris B. Smith, 95, of Medford, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at Medford Leas Retirement Community.
She was born in 1923 to William and Marjorie (Silance) Broadwell of Millburn, NJ. Doris married Robert W. Smith of Elizabeth, NJ in 1943. She lived in Mountainside and Colts Neck while dedicating her life to her family. Doris decided to work outside of the house once her children were more independent and took a position with the Monmouth County Hall of Records to help pay for her children’s higher education. Doris retired with her husband to Barnegat Light and Medford Leas in Medford. She was active in all types of volunteerism in her retirement years. In addition, she enjoyed gardening, playing bridge, and cooking for her friends and family. She was renowned as the best pie maker in the family, apple was her specialty.
Doris is predeceased by her parents, William and Marjorie Broadwell; her husband, Robert W. Smith; her sisters, Jean Schroeder and Barbara Wingard; and her sister-in-law, Mona Smith. She is survived by her children, Donald Smith and Jeanne Allen of NH, Patricia Smith and Robert Davis of VA, and Joan and Richard Reboli of NC; her grandchildren, Kelsey and Molly Smith, and Caitlin and Jennifer Davis; and her brother-in-law, Minford Smith of VA.
A graveside service will be held on February 16, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenwood Cemetery in Hamilton, NJ. A reception to celebrate Doris' life will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Gathering Room at Medford Leas Retirement Community in Medford, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis Tennessee 38105.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ.