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Bob & Millie Smart

Bob & Mildred Smart

Robert Earl Smart Mildred Trumbo Smart
November 8, 1917 - November 5, 2008 September 24, 1919 - December 5, 2009

Robert E. Smart (Bob to his friends), aged 90, died November 5, 2008 at National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs, AR. He had been a resident of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas for 27 years.

He was born in Ironton, Ohio on November 8,1917, the son of Arthur and Virgie Smart. He attended Virginia Polytechnic College and was graduated from American Electronics Institute with a degree in Electronic Engineering. He was a retired Vice President of Administration and Finance for the Memcor Division of E-Systems, Inc. in Huntington, Indiana.

He was a member of the Kirk-In-The Pines Presbyterian Church, Past President of the HSV-Men's Golf Association, Past Treasurer & Tournament Director of the Garland County Seniors Golf Association and a charter member of the Hot Springs Village Rotary Club and served that organization for six years as Secretary and Treasurer. He was a veteran of WWII serving four years in the U. S. Army including three years in the Southwest Pacific.

He was very active in civic affairs in Huntington, Indiana serving as Past President of the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Public Library Board of Directors, United Fund, Lafontaine Country Club and Wabash Valley Golf Association. He also served as a member of the Huntington Economic Development Commission, the Huntington Quasquicentennial Committee, the Indiana Governor's Council on CETA and the Indiana Manufacture’s Association.

 He is survived by his wife, Mildred, of Hot Springs Village, one son, William, of Ahngnam, Thailand, one sister, Virginia Bryant, of Ironton, Ohio, six grandchildren: Tanya Davis – Eugene, OR; Paul Smart – Eugene, OR; Nick Smart – Eugene, OR; Kelly Hollingsworth - Nashville, TN; Shannon Koeller - Santa Rosa, CA; Erin Padavana, Castro Valley, CA. He left twelve great-grandchildren:  Keanu and Tatiana Davis; Niko and Priscilla Smart; Madison, Benjamin, Baylor and Cole Hollingsworth, Travis and Lucas Koeller, Bella and Angelo Padavana.  He was survived by one sister, Virginia Bryant and predeceased by two sisters and one brother.

 Services were held at the Good Samaritan Chapel in Hot Springs Village at 10:15AM on Saturday, November 8th.

Mildred (Millie to her friends) Trumbo Smart, 90, died peacefully on December 5, 2009 at her home at Eden Villa in Castro Valley, California.  Her son Bill was at her bedside.  She had been constantly attended to in her last weeks by her son and two of her granddaughters.

Born on September 24, 1919 to the late Paul and Maude Trumbo in Huntington, West Virginia, Millie grew up in the town of Russell, Kentucky.  She graduated from Russell High School in 1937 and went on to study interior design at Lindenwood College, St. Charles, Missouri.  She married the late Paul Duncan in 1940 and they resided in Russell, Kentucky until his death in 1945.  She then married the late Robert Smart in 1947 and they relocated to Huntington, Indiana to begin his career.  Twenty-five years later they retired to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.  She lived there until her husband's death in 2008, when she moved to California to be near her granddaughters.

Millie had a special way of filling people's lives with her warm and endearing Southern style and delicate manner.  An active member of the Presbyterian Church, Millie served many people in need and had a remarkable calling for bringing members together in fellowship.

She loved spending her days quilting or playing bridge with her friends.  She dedicated her life to her husband, son and grandchildren, and will be dearly missed as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.   Her legacy is the classy gifts and talents that she instilled in us and will always live in our hearts.  Her good works follow her in the spirit of others she has touched.

Millie is survived by her son, Bill Smart, of Thailand, and six grandchildren: Tanya Davis, of Eugene, Oregon, Paul Smart, of Eugene, Oregon, Nick Smart, of Los Angeles, California, Kelly Hollingsworth, of Nashville, Tennessee, Shannon Koeller, of Santa Rosa, California, and Erin Padavana, of Castro Valley, California.  She also is survived by her twelve great-grandchildren: Keanu and Tatiana Davis; Niko and Priscilla Smart; Madison, Benjamin, Baylor and Cole Hollingsworth, Travis and Lucas Koeller, Bella and Angelo Padavana.  She was survived by one sister, Helen Artis of Ashland, California and predeceased by one brother, Paul Trumbo.

On July 29th, 2012 Bob and Millie's ashes were co-mingled and scattered near a site where they first met that was very dear to them.