Amy Elizabeth Smith Settle ‘88, passed away suddenly on February 7, 2014 at her home in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Amy was born in Lancaster, PA, and graduated from Pittsford Mendon HS in Pittsford, NY. While at Dartmouth, she majored in Asian Studies, was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and studied in Beijing and Taiwan. Amy also earned a Master’s Degree in Geography from the University of Hawaii.
Amy was a dedicated middle school teacher, and taught at various times in places all over the world, including Shanghai, Tokyo, London, Manila, Budapest and Almaty. She traveled extensively – as often and to as many places as possible – and truly lived and embraced the cultures and people of the many countries she visited. Her boundless enthusiasm and warm personality endeared her to friends, young and old, across the globe. To travel with Amy was certainly an unforgettable experience – she had such fun wherever she landed.
She is survived by her husband, William Graham Settle, and her young children, Morgan Reid Settle and William Kemp Settle, who now reside in Raleigh, NC; her father and mother, William Terry and Marcia B. Smith; her brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Melissa Smith; her nephews Grant and Cade Smith, and her niece, Arden Smith, all of Scottsdale, AZ. They and her countless friends miss her daily.
In testament to Amy’s love of Dartmouth and the affection of her classmates, ten members of the Class of 1988 attended Amy’s memorial service in North Carolina, journeying in near-blizzard conditions from as far as California and Hong Kong to join Amy’s family and friends in a wonderful tribute to her life.
Memorial gifts may be made to: Dartmouth College, Gifts in Memory of Amy Elizabeth Smith Settle ’88, HB 6066, Hanover, NH 03755. These gifts will be designated for financial aid to needy students.
(Remembrance by Ellen Bober Moynihan, Deana Moody, and Heike Milhench)