Mary Catherine Smith, 99, died on Monday, February 24, 2020.
A native of Graham, NC, Mary Catherine worked for the City of Graham for 18 years, and then moved with her husband to Pine Knoll Shores in 1963. There she served on the committee to form the first Home Owners Association serving both as secretary and treasurer of PIKSO Corporation.
Later she was a member of a fact finding committee that studied the feasibility of incorporating the Town of Pine Knoll Shores. During two terms as Commissioner of Finance and Administration, she helped the planning of the PKS Administration Building.
Preceded in death by husband, Kerney Lee Smith and son, Victor Lee Smith.
She is survived by daughter Cathy Smith Thompson of Pine Knoll Shores and brother, William C. “Bill” Bradshaw of Graham and daughter-in-law, Sharon Smith of Fayetteville. Two granddaughters, Teri Lee Hagedorn of New York City and Brooke L. Decker of London. Four great grandchildren; Kate and Alex Decker and Orion and Zephyer Hagedorn.
Mary Catherine will forever be in the hearts of those who knew and loved her, especially her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
The family will hold a memorial gathering at a later date to be announced.
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