Gloria Smith


Gloria Monette Smith, 89, died peacefully on Sept. 12, 2015 at her daughter’s home in Canyon Lake, Texas. Gloria was born Sept. 14, 1925, in Jefferson County, Alabama, the daughter of Rev. Foster H. Mills and Molly E. Shamblin.

Gloria thoroughly enjoyed writing poetry, painting, gardening, and dancing.

In 1944, Gloria married the love of her life, Harry LaVerne Smith. 

Gloria worked as a Substitute Teacher at Texas City High School in addition to raising their five children.

Gloria was a member of University Baptist Church and was an active member.

Gloria was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Harry LaVerne Smith; parents, Foster and Molly Shamblin Mills; daughter, Carol LaVerne Smith; son, Kenneth Foster Smith; sister, Dorothy “Dean” Gregory and W.S; and brother, Truett Purser Mills and Nellie.

Gloria is survived by her children, Gary Alan Smith and wife, Roxane, of Red Rock, Bruce Milton Smith and wife, Diane, of League City, daughter-in-law, Paula Jo Smith, of Alvin, Cynthia Evon Smith Hanson and husband, Roger, of Canyon Lake, and Jeffrey Vance Smith and wife, Mary, of Boerne; grandchildren: Cris Werner, Kyle Werner, Misty Ward, Crystal Shock, Summer Oliver, Chad Smith, Eric Smith, Brianna Smith, Foster Smith, Kara Hanson, Luke Hanson, Aly Damiani and Vance Smith; 15 great-grandchildren; three precious nieces; and a number of other relatives and close friends.

Funeral services for Gloria Smith were planned at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, at University Baptist Church, Houston, with Rev. Rick Carpenter officiating.  A Graveside service and Interment will be at Forest Park East in Webster, Texas, immediately following the Funeral.

Arrangements with Eeds Funeral Home, 408 S. Main St., Lockhart, Texas 78644 (512) 398-2343.



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