Georgianna Smedley, 87

Physical therapist

April 23, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Georgianna "Georgie" Smedley, a former physical therapist and Ruxton resident, died of cancer Monday at her Silver Spring home. She was 87.

Georgianna Rogers was born in Baltimore and raised in Green Spring Valley. She was a 1938 graduate of Bryn Mawr School and earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy at Smith College in 1942.

After earning a certificate in physical education, she taught at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Conn.

In 1945, she enlisted in the Women's Army Corps and was stationed in Colorado. She was discharged with the rank of corporal.

After the war, she and her husband moved to Ruxton and she worked as a physical therapist at Children's Hospital.

In 1965, the couple moved to Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., where they lived until moving to Silver Spring last year.

Mrs. Smedley was a former communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Ruxton.

She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed playing tennis until she was 80. She also liked gardening and playing Scrabble.

Mrs. Smedley left her body to the Maryland Anatomy Board. No services are planned.

Surviving are her husband of 64 years, John C. "Jake" Smedley, a retired social worker; three sons, Webb L. Smedley of Silver Spring, William A. Smedley of Brandon, Ore., and Joseph D. Smedley of Chelmsford, Mass.; a daughter, Alice Elizabeth "Beth" Ludwig of Charlotte, N.C.; and five grandchildren.

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