Doris Miller Smith, age 95, passed away on March 18, 2021.
An incredible unique wonderful gal. Born in 1925 to Norman and Ann Miller in Leonia New Jersey. Doris went to Bucknell at 16 years old and was the first girl to play tennis on the boys team. She graduated and went to Kathrine Gibbs school in New York. She then worked for Mr. William DuPont, playing tennis, fox hunting, and heading up all his personal correspondence and parties. She married William Charles Smith when she was 25 and lived in Westmoreland in Wilmington, De. She had two children Deborah Smith and Kennard Smith, and stepdaughter Christine Rocca. She then learned how to play golf from her husband and ended up winning over 26 women’s championships at Wilmington Country club and won the Delaware state championship twice. She also won three senior state championships. She had 6 holes in one between 1965 and 1996. She continued playing golf to her early 90’s. She also won the WCC doubles squash championship and the state doubles squash championship several times and was also second in the United States doubles squash ranking. Doris did much charity work, working on the Visiting Nurses Board for 30 years, the American Red Cross Board, and the United Way of Delaware. She was also a Christiana Hospital trustee and did much local charity work. She was an absolutely incredible mom, wife, grandma, great grandma, and friend with many people.