Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Carolyn Smith

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Carolyn Smith

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Smith, Carolyn

July 24, 1929 - August 8, 2016

Carolyn F. Smith, 87, of Palmetto, Florida passed away on August 9, 2016 in Bradenton, Florida.

Carolyn, a lifetime resident of Manatee County, was born in Bradenton to Kyle and Leona Hiday on July 24, 1929. She was salutatorian of the Bradenton High School class of 1948, and following graduation worked in the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Pier Buildng, where she was among the first to welcome 'Snooty' the manatee to Bradenton in 1949.

Carolyn married Oscar Smith, Jr. on December 24, 1953, and together they raised three children in their Palmetto home. A devoted animal lover, Carolyn volunteered with the Greyhound Racing Dog Rescue Project. The 'Greyhound Lady' was a familiar face to many business owners and residents of downtown Palmetto, where she took daily walks along the riverside with her greyhounds, Roger and Scotty, and chihuahuas, Nemo and Sammy. …

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