Dolores Dee (King) Smothermon (1933 - 2008)

Dolores Dee (King) Smothermon
1933 - 2008
updated July 15, 2020
Dolores Dee (King) Smothermon was born on September 9, 1933 in Mena, Arkansas. She was born into the King family and married into the Smothermon family. She was born to John Henry (Cidon) King and Catherine Louise (Hamilton) King, with siblings Grady, Cidon, Edna, Ira, Walter, and Dudley. Dolores died on February 12, 2008 in Redlands, California at age 74.
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Dolores Dee (King) Smothermon
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Dolores Smothermon was born on in Mena, Polk County, Arkansas United States 71953
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Dolores Smothermon died on in Redlands, San Bernardino County, California United States
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Dolores Smothermon was born on in Mena, Polk County, Arkansas United States 71953
Dolores Smothermon died on in Redlands, San Bernardino County, California United States
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Dolores Dee (King) Smothermon Family Tree

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Parents:

May 4, 1881 - Jun 14, 1967
Sep 24, 1899 - May 25, 1987

Siblings:

Dec 20, 1922 - Mar 12, 2009
Nov 27, 1919 - Mar 29, 1995
Feb 22, 1927 - Mar 2, 2016
Aug 16, 1929 - Unknown
Aug 9, 1931 - Feb 17, 1978
May 2, 1940 - May 17, 1980

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Dolores Dee Smothermon, a 1951 graduate of Redlands High School, died of congestive heart failure Feb. 12 in Redlands. She was 74.
She was born Sept. 9, 1933, in Mena, Ark., and had 18 brothers and sisters. Her family moved to Redlands when she was a child, and she graduated from Redlands High School in 1951.

She had lived in other places after that, but came back to Redlands several times, living here for more than 20 years.

Her family said she lived her life for her family, including her extended family, and that she felt she had found her soulmate in her husband Rollie.

They said she was proud of the family tree book she created with her brother Oran King and sister Dodie de Haan and that those close to her will always remember the "blanket brigade."

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In 1933, in the year that Dolores Dee (King) Smothermon was born, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1947, when she was only 14 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1958, she was 25 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1973, when she was 40 years old, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1980, Dolores was 47 years old when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

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