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LCAD Community Mourns the Loss of Longtime Benefactor and Trustee, Terry Smith »

Terry Smith (August 13, 1942–September 29, 2016)

Memorial Service
Saturday, October, 29 2016
1:00 p.m.
Reception to follow
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
428 Park Ave Laguna Beach, CA 92651

It was with great sadness that the LCAD community learned of the passing of longtime LCAD benefactor and Trustee, Terry Smith. While we mourn his loss, we also celebrate the kind and generous man who devoted his life to helping others, especially aspiring young artists and designers.

Terry Smith was a Laguna Beach resident for over 35 years and long was active in City Council campaigns. He served on the Laguna Beach Arts Commission, as a member of the Festival of the Arts, and as a volunteer for the Friends of the Library used bookstore. Terry held a Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and a Masters degree from Claremont Graduate School.

Mr. Smith retired from Balboa Life and Casualty after 23 years of service after having held a series of positions from Programmer Analyst to Regional Office Manager. Prior to his retirement, Terry worked at Sisters of Saint Joseph Data Center, Pacific Life, at La Cañada High School as a Mathematics Teacher, and at Irvine Valley College where he taught a weekly Introduction to Information Technology course for fourteen years.

Terry became an LCAD Trustee in 2002 and served with distinction as Development Committee Chair and Collector’s Choice Committee Chair. He was instrumental in the funding of many special projects at LCAD, including but not limited to the Dennis and Leslie Power Library, the Suzanne Chonette Senior Studios, and the LCAD Scholarship Fund, a cause to which he was especially generous.

Terry’s legacy is an example of the positive affect that one person can have in so many areas. He was a dedicated supporter of our students and raised community awareness of Laguna College of Art and Design and its mission to empower creative leaders.

He will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Terry Smith Memorial Fund at Laguna College of Art and Design. Please make checks payable to LCAD.