Baltimore native CLAIRE E. "Bette" (nee Wise), 76, died June 25, 2008, at her home in Ellicott City, MD. Mrs. Smith was born April 18, 1932 to George V., and Marion E. (nee Williamson) Wise. She graduated from Mt. De Sales High School in 1950. She married Robert Thurlow of Baltimore and later married John Smith of Kentucky both are deceased. Mrs. Smith greatest joy was her home and family. Her friends will remember her many kindnesses and good cheer. She is survived by son, Robert S. Thurlow, daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Brian Williamson; step children, Barbara, Michelle, Kevin, Michael and several step grandchildren; her brother, Ronald Wise and wife Rosalie are longtime residence of Catonsville. A private memorial service will be announced. The family request that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.