Vera Smith, 88, of Arlington, VA, died May 18, 2023
Vera was born on July 22, 1934 in Manchester, England to James Hoyle Greenwood and Annie (Corbridge) Greenwood.
She married Marlin Ray Smith on August 14, 1954 in England.
AS a dental assistant, she worked for all five services, plus the VA, over a span of four decades concluding at the Pentagon, and received several awards. She also served in the Naval Reserve.
She was also a supermom, doing housekeeping all the way through her late 80’s
Preceding Vera in death were her daughter Jacqueline York, and her sister Beryl Greenwood.
Survivors include her daughter Victoria Smith of Arlington, VA, granddaughter Cheyenne York of Colorado, one sister Elizabeth Fogle of Annapolis, and two brothers Malcolm and David Greenwood of the UK.
Arrangements under the care of Cunningham Turch Funeral Home
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice.
Oh I’m so sad to see you go, but fly high and go be with our girl. I will miss our long talks, your life stories, our shared lives. Until we meet again, God speed sweet friend.
I will miss our long talks, your life stories, the big and little life things we shared. Fly hi little bird, go be with our girl now. I will miss you sweet friend.
We would like to extend our condolences to the family. May God comfort you through his word the Bible and the gift of prayer. Thinking of you all.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Sarah your neighbor