May 20, 2024

Betty Hamilton Pryce Smith


Betty Hamilton Pryce Smith of Rehoboth died on the first of January 2024 at the age of 95. She was born in 1928 near Worcester, Massachusetts, the daughter of Syd and Elizabeth (Robinson) Pryce, and had lived in Rehoboth since 1961.

A graduate of Barrington High School class of 1945, the Rhode Island College of Education, and the University of Rhode Island, she taught high school English for many years in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

She leaves her three children, Rebecca Hamilton Smith (Bernard Oakley) and Rachel Leathers Smith, both of Rehoboth, and David Robinson Smith (Deborah Dutton) of Unity, Maine; three grandchildren, David Oakley currently of Glasgow, Scotland, James Oakley (Amber) of Upton, Mass., and Elizabeth Oakley of Biddeford, Maine; one great-grandchild; her cousin Beverly P. Fisher of Boylston, Mass.; nephew, David Lee Pryce; sisters-in-law Audrey K. Pryce and Patricia Smith White; and brother-in-law Gerald S. Smith. She was predeceased by her parents, her step-father George Leland Barney, her brother David Robinson Pryce, nephew Jonathan Syd Pryce, and her former husband David Leathers Smith.

Flowers and calling hours are respectfully omitted, and burial will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to William W. Tripp Funeral Home, Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

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