Colleen Sue Smiley-Owendoff, assistant professor of psychology at the Naval Academy since 1987, died Sunday of cancer at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. She was 40 and lived in Cape St. Claire.
Services for Dr. Smiley-Owendoff were being held today in the chapel at the academy.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Oakland (Md.) Memorial Gardens.
Born at Great Lakes, Ill., the former Colleen Sue Smiley was reared in Atlanta.
Dr. Smiley-Owendoff was active as a volunteer in the Protestant Chapel program at the Naval Academy, where she was a lay reader, Communion server and member of the Chapel Council, the Officers' Christian Fellowship and the Midshipman Ministry Team.
She is survived by her husband, retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Robert S. Owendoff; her parents, Wesley and Virginia Smiley of Columbus, Ga.; a sister, Katherine Alleman of Atlanta; and a brother, Michael Smiley, also of Atlanta.