Evelyn Motes Smith, a former home economics teacher in Baltimore schools and employee of Stewart's department store, died in her sleep Feb. 14 at Heron Point retirement community in Chestertown. She was 88.
Mrs. Smith was born in Alabama and graduated from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Ala. She met her husband, Donald Willard Smith, at a USO party in Alabama. The couple settled in Baltimore, where Mr. Smith was raised.
Mrs. Smith taught home economics at Woodburn Junior High School and later worked in the china department at Stewart's in Timonium. The couple moved to Chestertown in the 1980s. Mrs. Smith loved to read and work in her gardens. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Chestertown.
Mr. Smith died in 2002.
Services for Mrs. Smith will be held March 6 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 5400 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore.
Mrs. Smith is survived by two sons, Donald H. Smith of Phoenix, Baltimore County, and Warren E. Smith of Baltimore; a sister, Wren Parker of Marietta, Ga.; and two grandchildren.