Carolyn Ruth Smith Leighton, whose deep faith led her to care for the sick, teach religion and join her husband, the former Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of Maryland, in visiting churches throughout the state, died of respiratory failure Aug.4 at Fairhaven Retirement Community in Sykesville. She was 92.
Carolyn Ruth Smith grew up in the Pittsburgh suburb of Edgewood and met her future husband, David K. Leighton, in kindergarten. They began dating in high school.
"They had their first date on April Fool's Day 1938 and never dated anyone else," recalled a daughter, Nancy Koenig of Scottsville, Va.
Mrs. Leighton attended Carnegie Mellon University, Margaret...