Wilhelmina Ruth Smith

November 21, 1941 ~ November 6, 2021 (age 79)


WALLINGFORD - Wilhelmina (Billie) Smith passed away unexpectedly on November 6, 2021.

She was born in Bennington, VT on November 21, 1941, daughter to Florence (Moore) Smith and the late William F.D. Smith.

She graduated from Bennington High School, Class of 1959 and Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS in 1963. She worked in the field of education for her entire career. She taught grades 3-5 mostly at Rock Hill School in Wallingford, CT.  She was a voracious reader. She traveled extensively to all seven continents. She was also an avid birder. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Wallingford.

Besides her mother Florence, Billie is survived by her sisters, Ann Smith and Kay Bergquist; her nephew, Kyle Bergquist (Amy); her great-niece Ellen; her niece Allison Bergquist, and several cousins. She is pre-deceased by her father, William F.D. Smith and her long-time companion, David Robinson.

A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Wallingford on Saturday, November 13 at 2:00 pm. A reception will follow in the church hall.  A committal service will be held at Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington, VT on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm.

Should friends desire, contributions may be made to The First Baptist Church in Wallingford, CT, 114 N. Main Street or the Connecticut Audubon Society, or a charity of your choice. 

The B.C. Bailey Funeral Home of Wallingford has been entrusted with Wilhelmina's final arrangements.  To leave a message of remembrance, please visit,

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Memorial Service
November 13, 2021

2:00 PM
First Baptist Church (Wallingford)

November 15, 2021

2:00 PM
Park Lawn Cemetery, Bennington

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