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Celebrating the life of
Carman Louise Nahm Goldsmith
August 13, 1931 - August 12, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 3:00 p.m. - Thursday, August 17, 2017
  • St. Thomas Episcopal Church
  • 2 St. Thomas Avenue (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-355-3110

I am sorry for your loss. Death is always a painful event for us all. However Jehovah offers us comfort in the Bible at Isaiah 25:8. I always find this scripture to be of encouragement. Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. How satisfying that will be. May joyful memories fill your minds and hearts through this difficult time.

Roosevelt G., Savannah, Ga

We cannot imagine the depth of your loss and all of its dimensions. The world was made a better place just by her presence. She will be missed.

Jenny and Jim White, Savannah, GA

Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dan and Helene Suh, Savannah, GA

Carman was one the most gracious, southern women I have had the pleasure of knowing. Every time I was in her company I left feeling better; she was like that- a pleasure to be around. When I was in high school she had heard me perform at St. Thomas once and approached me about teaching her kids how to play the guitar. I took the gig and got to know Chip and Debbie (Sister?) for a season and interacted with Carman frequently. Our paths didn't cross much after that except for an occasional social event where I would I run into her and Miles. She always looked totally put together; the epitome of beauty and grace. I hear the bell ringing for this amazing southern belle; Godspeed Carman.

Neff McIntosh, Savannah, GA

Please know that Carman was a bright spot for so many that had the wonderful pleasure of interacting with her; she leaves a legacy that is truly remarkable. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Goldsmith family.

Mr. & Mrs. W. Harry Swicord, Statesboro, Georgia

Carman Louise Nahm Goldsmith

Carman Nahm Goldsmith passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 12, 2017, a day before her 86th birthday, with her family at her bedside.  She was born August 13, 1931 in DeLand Florida, the only child of the late Joseph Francis Nahm and the late Winifred Eveland Nahm.  She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina in 1953 where she was the Homecoming Queen.  Carman met the love of her life, Manning Miles Goldsmith Jr, on the front porch swing at the Pi Beta Phi House, and later married him on August 29, 1953. Carman and Miles enjoyed 64 years of deep devotion to one another and together shared a passionate commitment to their children and their many wonderful dogs. A former synchronized swimmer, Carman could be seen gracefully swimming in the creek every morning behind her house.  She enjoyed golf, playing bridge, and above all, she loved to dance.

Known for her keen intellect, she devoted nearly all of her energy into rearing her two children and supporting her favorite causes in her beloved town. She was past President of the Patrons Association and member of the Board at The Savannah Country Day School. She was active with The Historic Savannah Foundation and a devoted member of the Board of Governors of Bethesda.   Carman was a member of the Trustees Garden Club, The Married Women’s Card Club, The Junior League of Savannah, and St Thomas Episcopal Church.

Carman approached her life, her family, and her causes with energy and heart. She didn’t simply participate. She passionately engaged, never shying away from a courageous commitment. For example, while on the Board of Bethesda she was one of the original voices encouraging integration, volunteering to “adopt and sponsor” the first African American student to enter the school. It was this fierce love and compassionate heart, for which her family and close friends will always remember her.

Carman is survived by her husband, Manning Miles Goldsmith Jr., and her children Manning Miles (Chip) Goldsmith III MD and his wife Ruth, and Debbie Goldsmith Ice and her husband Bart.  She is also survived by five grandsons, Manning Miles Goldsmith IV and his wife Magali, David Joseph Goldsmith and his wife Hallie, Benjamin Harris Goldsmith, Thomas Manning Ice, James Lawrence Ice, and her great granddaughter, Nell Meriwether Goldsmith. The family especially thanks three angels who appeared in Carman’s last year of life—her caretakers, Rebecca Overton, Kellie Pinkston and Natalie Wallace.

A memorial service will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Thursday, August 17 at 3PM and a reception in celebration of her life will immediately follow at The Savannah Golf Club.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Bethesda Academy.

 

 

 

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I am sorry for your loss. Death is always a painful event for us all. However Jehovah offers us comfort in the Bible at Isaiah 25:8. I always find this scripture to be of encouragement. Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. How satisfying that will be. May joyful memories fill your minds and hearts through this difficult time.

Roosevelt G., Savannah, Ga

We cannot imagine the depth of your loss and all of its dimensions. The world was made a better place just by her presence. She will be missed.

Jenny and Jim White, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Jenny and Jim White — Georgia

Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dan and Helene Suh, Savannah, GA

Carman was one the most gracious, southern women I have had the pleasure of knowing. Every time I was in her company I left feeling better; she was like that- a pleasure to be around. When I was in high school she had heard me perform at St. Thomas once and approached me about teaching her kids how to play the guitar. I took the gig and got to know Chip and Debbie (Sister?) for a season and interacted with Carman frequently. Our paths didn't cross much after that except for an occasional social event where I would I run into her and Miles. She always looked totally put together; the epitome of beauty and grace. I hear the bell ringing for this amazing southern belle; Godspeed Carman.

Neff McIntosh, Savannah, GA

Please know that Carman was a bright spot for so many that had the wonderful pleasure of interacting with her; she leaves a legacy that is truly remarkable. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Goldsmith family.

Mr. & Mrs. W. Harry Swicord, Statesboro, Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Kimberley Taylor — Georgia


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