In Memory

Evelyn Kirkland (Smith)


GAITHERSBURG - Evelyn Kirkland "Evie" Smith also Ocean View, DE, passed away on Mar. 8, 2017 at Casey House Hospice in Rockville. The cause was respiratory failure due to ALS. Daughter of the late Glenn Ira and Grace Mise Kirkland. 

Survived by her husband, M. Blaine Smith; as well as two sons, Ben Smith (Lorinda) of Turtlepoint, Pa. and Nate Smith (Melissa) of Athens, Ga. Also survived by two grandchildren, Jackson and Marlena.

Evie and Blaine maintained homes in Gaithersburg and Ocean View. Evie spent 25 years teaching elementary school music in Montgomery County most of them at Fox Chapel Elementary in Germantown. There she helped spearhead the Creating Original Opera program, under which fourth graders wrote and produced an elaborate musical presentation each of her last 11 years there. She was also an active Sunday School teacher at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church in Derwood.

You may express condolences to Blaine and his family at A memorial service has already been held, but the family still welcomes donations to the ALS Association in Evie's memory,


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04/10/17 08:20 PM #1    

Kathy Keller (Graves)

Evie was truly a sweet and generous person and such a dear friend to me during our high school years.  We had many fun times together and often talked late into the night about anything and everything.  I am so sad to hear that her last years were so difficult but glad that she is now at peace.  Rest In Peace Evie.  ❤️

04/11/17 01:20 PM #2    

Scott Mason

Evi was a deer friend in high school.  We attended Thursday Bible Study together.  Always encouraging with a great outlook on life.  Sorry to hear of her passing.  May God bless and keep her and give her peace.

04/12/17 01:56 PM #3    

Annette Woodhams (Gorey)

broken heartTom and I were able to spend time with Evie and Blaine when she was in hospice. Such a cruel end to a lovely, vibrant lady. She had a deep faith and has definitely found her peace at home with God.


04/13/17 11:11 AM #4    

Lisa Johnston (Howorth (Class President))

I'm sad as always to know about the passing of one of our old classmates. i remember Evie as very sweet, always having a smile, and, if i remember correctly--always iffy these days--an adorable and vibrant pom pom girl! I'm heartened that some of you were able to be with her. Thank you. Lisa, PFL.

04/13/17 11:35 AM #5    

Robin Allentuck (Feinberg)

I'm so, so sorry to hear this.  Evie was such a sweet person, always with a smile. I hope she's at rest from all that she went through.

04/24/17 05:35 PM #6    

Linda Williams (Cox)

My deepest condolences and Prayers go out to Evie's family. What I remember of her being a very sweet and kind hearted person. God Bless and may she Rest In Peace. 

04/26/17 06:26 PM #7    

Judy Samuelson (Brandman)

I didn't know Evie very well, but I was always impressed with her upbeat attitude! My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. RIP, Evie!

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