KENT LAKES, N.Y. -- Jane Powell Smith, 64, of Kent Lakes, died Sunday, Dec. 6, at Regional Hospice and Home Care in Danbury.
Smith was born Jan. 15, 1951, in Hartford, Conn, to William F. and Eleanor (Holcomb) Powell.
She attended high school in Garden City, N.Y. and graduated from Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Tenn.
On June 24, 1972, she married Retired Brigadier Gen. Donald Smith at Holy Trinity Church in Pawling. Together they raised their two children.
Through her many talents of art work, cooking, crocheting and home decorating, she provided many local charities with hand-crafted items utilized during fundraising events.
She was a true child of God and her heart was always unto helping others.
Besides her husband of 43 years, who is the Putnam County sheriff, she is survived by her two children; Christopher B. Smith and his wife Dr. Mary Smith of Oakton, Va. and Cherilynne and her husband Lt. Col. Jesse Marsalis of Fort Belvoir, Va.; her brother William ‘Hap’ Powell of Merrimack, N.H. and sister Amie Wallace of Elizabeth City, Va.; and her eight grandchildren; Jonathan, Elise, Riley, Lindsie, Mitchell, Lillian, Benjamin and Asher Jeremiah.
A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at The Mission Church, 4101 Route 52, Holmes. A memorial service and interment of her ashes will take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 15 at West Point Cemetery, West Point.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Ave., Brewster.
Donations in her memory may be made to the following charitable organizations: Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center, 400 E. Main St., Mount Kisco, NY 10549, Regional Hospice and Home Care Center, 30 Milestone Road, Danbury, CT, 06810, American Heart Association, 501 Merritt 7, PH, Norwalk, CT 06851 and/or Putnam Hospital Center Foundation, 670 Stoneleigh Ave., Carmel, NY 10512.
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