Obituary: Carolyn Smith Frederick

September 2, 2016
By Marcy Shortuse

obit-Frederick, Carolyn Photo obitFrederickCarolyn PhotoCarolyn Smith Frederick died peacefully on August 30, while at her summer home of many years on Walloon Lake in Northern Michigan.

She was born in Indianapolis, IN. in 1928 to Dr. David L. Smith and Harriet Badger Smith. She was predeceased by her sister, Marcia Knowles. She is survived by her husband of sixty-seven years, Bob Frederick, her daughters, Sara Holton of Sherman, IL. and Jane Rodas of New York, NY, and six grandchildren whom she dearly loved.
Carolyn was a voracious reader, an exceptional cook, and, with her husband, an inveterate traveler. Together, they saw much of the world. However, she spent most of her life being active in her community and taking care of other people. She was Vice President of the Younger Women’s Club of Louisville, KY. and a volunteer and member of the Board of the Waveny Care Center in New Canaan, CT. She was Co-founder of the Benvenuto Club in Milan, Italy, which is a Club of and for ladies dedicated to helping newly-arrived expatriate ladies make friends and acclimate more easily to the good life of Italy.
She has been President of the Women’s Club of Boca Grande, Fl. But next to the love for her family, there was a great love just to be with other people. They have responded to her warmth and all have helped give her a happy life.
A Celebration of her Life will be held later in the Fall at the United Methodist Church of Boca Grande in Boca Grande, FL. where she and Bob have made their home since the early 1980’s.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial gifts may be made to the Boca Grande Health Clinic Foundation. P.O. Box 2340, Boca Grande, FL 33921 or to the charity of your choice.