She was the mother of Robin King Cooper, School of Professional Psychology, and mother–in-law of Charles M. (Mel) Gray, Opus College of Business.
He was the father of Ea McMillan Porter, College of Applied Professional Studies, and the father-in-law of Louis Porter II, doctoral candidate in Organization Learning and Development.
The accident happened on Interstate 94 during heavy snow, fog and strong winds.
She was the mother of Diane Knights, O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center.
He was the father of Mary Lemmons, Philosophy Department.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday in North Carolina, and early in the spring semester at St. Thomas.
He was the father of Ann Schiffer, who works in the Office of Institutional Advancement at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity.
He was the patriarch of an extended St. Thomas family, a veteran of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division, and a noted watercolorist.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in WWII in the South Pacific, and as the official scorekeeper for the St. Thomas men’s basketball team for 35 years.
Smith, a legendary hockey coach at South St. Paul High School and the University of Notre Dame, is the grandfather of Nicole Smith, a master’s student in English at St. Thomas and a student worker with the Multicultural Forum.