(1929 – 2019)
Dora Grace Frost Smith began her career with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System after receiving a degree in Vocational Home Economics Education from Alabama College (now University of Montevallo.) After teaching high school home economics in Beatrice, AL she served as a Home Economics Extension agent in Clay County until she retired.
In addition to her work in Cooperative Extension, Smith was a world traveler (The Holy Land, China, Hawaii, and South America) and loved to share her experiences with others through the many photographs she took while traveling.
She was a faithful member of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Science and much of the travel involved attending professional development conferences across the country.
Her beloved college days at Montevallo were relived each time she and her classmates celebrated “College Night Homecoming.” She kept in touch with the Home Economics Department staff and often served on the advisory board.
Smith was affectionately called “Sis” by her family and friends.
An avid photographer, the importance of her family and her career were evident in the vast number of pictures “Sis” took of them during family gatherings and during work-related activities.
She was preceded in death by her husband Paul C. Smith, siblings E. G. Frost and Amelia Lum. She is survived by her sister, Julia Wilson, and a host of nieces and nephews.
The Alpha Pi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi remembers and honors Dora Grace Frost Smith by placing her name on the dedicatory plaque of the ACES Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 642