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Dr. Edwin Ide Smith
© Cheyenne Star
14 Aug 2003
Submitted by: Wanda Purcell



Dr. Edwin Ide Smith was born to Dr. Charles Carroll and Lila Ide Smith on May 13, 1924, in Norfolk, Virginia. He died August 6, 2003, in Dallas, Texas.
He attended Maury High School in Norfolk, Harvard College, and Georgetown University Medical School and graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1948.
Dr. Smith was chairman of pediatric surgery at the University of Oklahoma Medical College in Oklahoma City for 17 years before going to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1989.
At the time of his retirement, his children helped establish a professorship in his honor at UT Southwestern.
He was an honorary staff member at St. Paul Medical Center and Zale Lipshy University Hospital, all of Dallas. He served as adjunct profesor at the SMU Law School.
He was a founding member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association and the Lilliputian Surgical Society, a charter member of the American Burn Association and other medical societies.
Dr. Smith was a Navy veteran, serving as a hospital corpsman in 1944 and as a physician in the Naval Service from 1950-52.
He married Matilda Janet Snelling in West Hartford, Connecticut on March 31, 1951. His family grew to include three children and one of the joys of his life was vacationing and spending time with them and later his grandchildren.
He is survived by Til, his wife of 52 years; daughter, Sarah Crotty and her husband, Bob of Dallas; daughter, Susie Thurmond and her husband, Pete of Cheyenne, Oklahoma; son, Rev. Charlie Smith and his wife Diana; and grandchildren, Bobby and Becky Crotty and Katie, Allison and Patrick Thurmond.
A memorial service in celebration of his life and witness to his resurrection was held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 3, 2003 at St. Michael's and All Angels in Dallas, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Edwin Ide Smith, M. D. Professorship in Pediatric Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. P.O. Box 910888, Dallas, Texas, 75391- 0888: to the St. Michele's Foundation or to the Cheyenne Education Foundation.


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