Richard Case Smith

Date of Birth

August 3, 1932

Date of Death

November 30, 2015

Born August 3, 1932, died November 30, 2015 after a brief illness.

RC was born in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, the oldest son of Dudley Wall Smith and Elizabeth McClean Case. After graduating from Punahou School, he attended Princeton University on an NROTC scholarship. He was a proud alumnus of both schools.

While serving three years in the Navy, Dick met and married Marion Larimore “Larie” Elliott of Sherman Oaks, CA. They settled in Manhattan Beach and Dick worked for Security Pacific National Bank in Los Angeles and, after a transfer in 1972, Santa Barbara. In 1987 he started working for Santa Barbara Bank and Trust until his retirement in 1994.

Dick loved his family, baseball, golf and traveling with his wife. He was active in numerous community organizations serving on the boards of The Cancer Foundation, The Boys and Girls Club, the Montecito YMCA, the Chamber of Commerce, Casa Dorinda Foundation and Birnam Wood Golf Club. He was President of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Club.

He is survived by his wife of sixty years, and his sons, Rick and Camille of San Diego, Doug and Angela of Culver City and daughter Judy Milam and Steve of Goleta and his four wonderful grandchildren Ginny and Case Smith and Jordan and Ali Milam. He is also survived by brother Christopher “Kit” Smith and sister in law Margie of Honolulu, Hawaii and nieces Suzanne Smith and Sandra Bramhill

In lieu of flowers a contribution in Dick’s name may be made to the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, or a charity of your choice.


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