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08/24/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Mimi Laine Smith Allerton

Evelyn Ruth Laine Smith Allerton
(d. 17 Aug 2012)

Newport News High School Class of  June 1938

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
  There is even more sad news this Friday morning.       Mimi Laine Smith Allerton, Class of June 1938, passed away at home in Newport News on Friday, August 17, 2012 at the age of 91. 


From the Daily Press - 08/24/12: 

                 Evelyn Laine Smith Allerton

   

NEWPORT NEWS - Evelyn Smith Allerton, age 91, fondly known as Mimi to those that knew her, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at The Hidenwood retirement home. She was born in Isle of Wight County and moved with her family to Newport News in 1928.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William N. Smith Jr., in 1968. Also preceded by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Laine; sister, Mrs. Charles F. Clemens; and brother, Ashton C. Laine.

Mimi graduated from Newport News High School in June 1938. She was a costumed interpreter with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for 23 wonderful years, retiring in October of 1993. She served as an election official for the city of Newport News for more than 30 years. Mimi also enjoyed tutoring young children with reading at Riverside Elementary School for a number of years.

 

 
 
 


She was a member of Chestnut Memorial Methodist Church and a member of the Willie Rowe Nelms Sunday School class, a member of James River Country Club and former member of the Woman's Club of Newport News, also former member of the Maxwell Garden Club.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Allerton; three children, Gay Smith Donlan, of Massanutten, Va., Martha Smith Nicholas and her husband Dave, of Charlottesville, Va., and David B. Smith and his wife Kelly, of Marietta, Ga. Also three stepchildren, Richard Allerton Jr. and wife, Kathy, of New York, N.Y., Diane Ward, of Charlotte, N.C., and Dennis Allerton, of Oakton, Va. She also had six grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A private graveside service was held at Peninsula Memorial Park on Thursday, Aug. 23, by Pastor Bob Gochenour of Chestnut Memorial Methodist Church.

Her grandchildren who served as honorary pallbearers were John E. Olney Jr., Susan Olney, Madison Smith, Michael Donlan, Josh Donlan, Laine Donlan, and Derik Allerton.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at The Hidenwood, the nurses at Odyssey, and Joanna Foster from Hope and Home for the loving care they gave her. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


Published in Daily Press from August 24 to August 25, 2012.
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August 24, 2012

Dear Martha, I was so sorry to hear about the death of your mother. I have fond memories of sleep overs at your house and all the good cookies she made us! She was a lovely lady. My thoughts are with your family at this sad time. Love, Mary Ruth

~ Mary Ruth Coleman, Alexandria, Virginia
 

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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mrs. Allerton's family and friends.


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Come, Ye Disconsolate

Words by Thomas Moore; alt. by Thomas Hastings
Music by Samuel Webbe


Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish.
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure."

Here see the bread of life; waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.


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