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Barbara Smith Law

April 24, 1944 ~ October 27, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Barbara Smith Law Obituary

Barbara Law of Clarksville, MD passed away at her home on Friday, October 27, 2023. Barbara was born in York, PA to Norma Zeigler and Woodward Smith. She and her family lived in or near army bases during World War II and the Korean conflict before moving to Essex, MD and then settling in Loch Raven Village, Towson, MD.

Barbara attended Western Maryland College where she earned a B.A. in Social Work. She then went on to earn an M.S.W degree from the University of Maryland.

Barbara loved to help people and her professional life showed how much she cared for others. She held positions at the YWCA, Maryland Social Services Administration, Howard County Department of Social Services, Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the Howard County Maryland Circuit Court.

Barbara became Mrs. John Law when she married the love of her life. Together they raised their daughter Jessica and created a loving home as a family. They continued their lives together until John’s passing in 2018.

Mrs. Law is survived by her loving daughter, Jessica; beloved grandchildren Logan and Rachael; and her dear brother W. Roger Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Judith Ann Smith.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 1pm, at the Donaldson Funeral Home of Clarksville, P.A., 12540 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Days End Farm Horse Rescue, which was Barbara’s favorite charity. For more information on donating please visit

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Memorial Service
November 11, 2023

1:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home of Clarksville, P. A.
12540 Clarksville Pike, Rt 108
Clarksville, Maryland 21029


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