Mary Smither Voigt

Mary Smither Voigt

Mary Allan Smither Voigt, 94, of Red Rock, Texas, passed away on Jan. 31, 2012. She was born in Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, on Jan. 25, 1918, the second daughter of Captain Allen T. Smither and Erma Welborn Smither.

Mrs. Voigt attended Sam Houston State Teachers College and got a Teachers Certificate; she then taught school in Delhi in Caldwell County. There, she met and married Gradie Voigt on Nov. 4, 1938. She then went back to school and became a beautician. In later years she went on to become a secretary and receptionist for 24 years.

After living in Houston for over 30 years, she moved to Red Rock, where Gradie had been tending to the home farm, and has resided on the home place ever since.

She is predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Erma Ella Jones and Elizabeth Childs; husband of 47 years, Gradie Voigt; three brothers, Allan, Miles and LaVerne Smither; two grandsons; a great-granddaughter; and a son-in-law.

She is survived by daughters: Grady Sharon McIntosh (Sherry), of Red Rock, Saundra Allan Hicks (Sandy), and husband, Wesley, of Crosby, and Cynthia Sue Voigt, of Mexia; sister, Nancy Smith and husband, M.G., of Houston; four grandsons; three granddaughters; four great-grandsons and three great granddaughters; four step-grandchildren and spouses; eight step-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandsons, as well as numerous extended family members.

In her younger days, she loved dancing, crafts and sewing, but her real love was reading and her pets, Koko and Missy.

The family would like to thank the staff at Chisolm Trail Nursing and Rehabilitation and Dr. Charles Laurence and his staff for the wonderful nursing care that she received during her time there.

Services were held at O’Bannon’s Funeral Home, in Luling, Texas, at 3 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2012. Graveside services were held at Oakwood Cemetery in Huntsville at 2 p.m. on Feb. 3, 2012. Honorary pallbearers were Allen Childs, Greg Horacefield, Glenn Smith, M. G. Smith, Bill Wagner and Murrary Smither.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Lockhart Food Pantry. Make checks to CCCM, P.O. Box 1258, Lockhart, Texas, 78644 or a charity of your choice. To view and sign the guestbook, visit

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