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Caroline Smith Dudley

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SALISBURY, Md. - Caroline Smith Dudley, 95, of Salisbury, passed away on Friday, October 26th, 2012 at Coastal Hospice At The Lake. She was the daughter of the late John William Smith and Annette Whitmore Smith.
She grew up on the Smith family farm in Carroll County. She graduated from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) in 1938, majoring in music and English. During the summertime of her college years she waited tables at The Majestic Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland.
Following her college graduation, she taught music and French for several years before becoming a stay-at-home mother to her three children. She led the Cherub (children's) choir at Aldersgate Methodist Church in Wilmington, Delaware and was a "Den Mother" for the Boy Scouts of America.
Throughout her life she was known for her vivacious character, verve, sense of humor and interest in others. Caroline loved singing and dancing, and was the pianist for Sunday services and special events at Homewood at Plum Creek in Hanover, PA where she lived for 20 years. Other than music, her favorite past times were playing bridge, swimming and, above all, caring for her children, grandchildren and husband of over 66 years, Allen R. Dudley.
She is survived by a son, John A. Dudley and his wife, Diane of St. Petersburg, FL; a daughter, Janet Dudley-Eshbach and her husband, Joe of Salisbury; 6 grandchildren, Jack Dudley and his wife, Eve, Ed Dudley and his wife, Eileen and their son, Finian, Bill Dudley, Caroline Lucas and her husband, Billy, Joe Eshbach, Caroline Cathell and her husband, Brian; and a daughter in law, Karen Dudley.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a son, James S. Dudley.
A private family celebration of life service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are welcome and can be made to McDaniel College in Memory of Caroline Smith Dudley, 2 College Hill, Westminster, MD 21157 or to The Caroline Dudley Music Fund at Salisbury University, c/o The Salisbury University Foundation, 1308 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Please visit to express condolences to the family.

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