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Maude Andrew
GATESVILLE Services for Maude Andrew, 96, will be at 10 a.m. today at Scott's Funeral Home Chapel in Gatesville with Loyd Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Pearl Cemetery.
Mrs. Andrew died June 4, 2000, at a Waco hospital.
She was born Jan. 16, 1904, in Pearl, to Elisah and Annie Clifford Blakley.
She married Don Andrew and they made their home in Beaumont until 1963, when they moved to Gatesville. He preceded her in death Dec. 25, 1970.
Mrs. Andrew was a member of East Main Church of Christ.
She is survived by a sister, Audie Keeton of Gatesville.
Mrs. Andrew was also preceded in death by five brothers, Wallace Blakley, Joe Blakley, Jimmy Blakley, Robert Blakley and Bill Blakley; and three sisters, Hattie Pendleton, Moneta Freeman and Gussie Blanchard.
Memorials may be made to the Pearl Cemetery Association.

Crystal Jeanne Chastain
COPPERAS COVE Services for Crystal Jeanne Chastain, 25, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel in Copperas Cove with the Rev. Kirby Lack officiating. Burial will follow at Copperas Cove City Cemetery.
Ms. Chastain died June 4, 2000, in an automobile accident in Williamson County.
She was born Sept. 6, 1974, in Frankfurt, Germany, and had lived in the Copperas Cove area for 23 years.
Ms. Chastain attended school in Copperas Cove.
For the past 9½ months, Ms. Chastain had been employed with Hearthstone Nursing Home in Round Rock. She had worked for three years with the Copperas Cove Independent School District.
Survivors include her parents, Curtis and Norma Chastain of Copperas Cove; three brothers, Ancel D. Arthur, William M. Lamb and Donnie D. Lee, all of Copperas Cove; and three sisters, Julie A. Currier and Tina M. Banks, both of Copperas Cove, and Shari R. Bussiere of Dunnellon, Fla.
Ms. Chastain was preceded in death by a sister, Tiffany L. Chastain Sept. 27, 1980.
The family will receive visitors from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Donna Lynn Farnella
COPPERAS COVE Services for Donna Lynn Farnella, 49, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel in Copperas Cove. Burial will follow at Copperas Cove City Cemetery.
Ms. Farnella died June 4, 2000, in an automobile accident in Williamson County.
She was born Sept. 19, 1950, in Union, Pa., and was raised and educated in Washington, D.C., and Copperas Cove.
Ms. Farnella graduated in 1968 from Copperas Cove High School and earned degrees in both printing and drafting at Central Texas College.
She had lived in the Copperas Cove area since 1962 and was working at the Hearthstone Nursing Home in Round Rock. She had worked for more than 17 years for the state of Texas as a nursing caregiver.
Ms. Farnella was of the Christian faith.
She married Robert Glenn Hines in 1969.
Survivors include a son, Robert Crawford of Pasadena; a daughter, Lila Stewart of Gatesville; three brothers, the Rev. Joseph Dominick Farnella and Louis Antonio Farnella, both of The Woodlands, and William Genarro Farnella of Pleasanton, Calif.; three sisters, Barbara Farnella Daines of Kempner, Betty Jo Billingsley of Humble and Lisa Ann Derosia of Temple; and six grandchildren.
Ms. Farnella was preceded in death by her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Wheeless in 1991; and her father, Joseph Dominick Farnella in 1992.
The family will receive visitors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Herman E. Herzog Jr.
Services for Herman E. Herzog Jr., 89, of Killeen will be at 10 a.m. today at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home Chapel in Giddings. Burial will follow at Giddings City Cemetery.
Herzog died June 4, 2000, at a Temple hospital.
He was born July 15, 1910, in Fedor, to Selma Polnick and Herman Herzog Sr.
Herzog married Florence Edna Berger Dec. 5, 1947.
He worked as a stock clerk for the Army and Air Force Exchange System at Fort Hood.
Herzog served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Survivors include his wife of Killeen; two sons, Milton Ernst Herzog and Gilbert Walter Herzog, both of Killeen; and a sister, Frieda Lehmann of La Grange.
Herzog was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister, Ella Herzog Mitschke.

Elfriede O. Lipuma
COPPERAS COVE A private family service for Elfriede O. Lipuma, 53, will be held at a later date. The body will be cremated.
Mrs. Lipuma died June 3, 2000, at a Temple hospital.
She was born May 16, 1947, in Mannheim, Germany, where she was raised and educated.
Mrs. Lipuma married Jim H. Lipuma Aug. 24, 1966.
She had lived in the Copperas Cove area since 1992.
Mrs. Lipuma had worked as a butcher and then for more than 14 years with Steelcase Furniture Corp. as the company's first woman welder.
For six years, she was the chaplain for Disabled American Veterans Chapter 94 and a member of Thorpe Church Disciples of Christ, both in Fullerton, Calif.
Mrs. Lipuma also assisted families with handicapped children.
Survivors include her husband of Copperas Cove; a son, Jim Erich Lipuma of Cameron; three daughters, Anja Bamber and Ellen J. Viles, both of Anaheim, Calif., and Christine H. Lipuma of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Chris Dixon of Copperas Cove; and seven grandchildren.

Sammie Ray Robbins
MILAN, Tenn. Services for Sammie Ray Robbins, 59, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Bodkin Funeral Home Chapel in Milan. Burial will follow at Double Springs Cemetery.
Robbins died June 5, 2000, at a Milan hospital.
He attended Trinity Christian Center near Gibson, Tenn.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Lynn Robbins of Milan; four sons, Sam Robbins Jr. of Flower Mound, Tommy Hall of Atwood, Tenn., Eddie Voorhies of Jackson, Tenn., and Dale Warren of Milan; three daughters, Carolina Robbins and Beverly Morgan, both of Greenfield, and Angela Kramer of Atwood; three brothers, Billy Joe Ellis of Mineral Wells, Ronnie Earl Ellis of Florence and Leo Robbins Jr. of Jarrell; two sisters, Sandra Robbins of Buchanan Lake and Bonnie Jean Gomez of Killeen; and 12 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Christian Center.

Jeanette Anderson
GATESVILLE Services for Jeanette Anderson, 55, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Temple Church in Gatesville with the Rev. James C. Boling officiating. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery in Gatesville.
Mrs. Anderson died Aug. 16, 2000, at her residence in Gatesville.
She was born Sept. 28, 1944, in Cedar Park to the late Alfred Long and Leona Bilbrey Stewart.
Mrs. Anderson married Tommy Anderson on March 26, 1962.
She was active in Calvary Temple Church, where she headed a prayer team and taught Sunday school.
Survivors include her husband of Gatesville; three sons, Steve Anderson of Gatesville, Kenneth Anderson of Morgan and Michael Anderson of Glen Rose; two daughters, Cindy Stanfield and Tammy Lee, both of Glen Rose; four brothers, John Wayne Stewart, Marion Quinton Stewart, Edwin Doyle Stewart and Kevin Long Stewart; eight sisters, Connie Marie Stewart, Beulah Ilene Malden, Sharon Yuvone Adams, Glenda Viola Porter, Frances Leona Mannis, Brenda Kay Arthur, Myra Diane Stewart and Delores Jean Smith; 16 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred Charles "Buddy" Stewart.
The family will receive visitors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Scott's Funeral Home in Gatesville.

James Blackburn Atlee
MARBLE FALLS Graveside services for James Blackburn Atlee, 92, formerly of Austin will be at 4 p.m. today at Marble Falls City Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Wooldridge officiating.
Atlee died Aug. 16, 2000, at a Belton nursing home.
He was born Dec. 14, 1907, in Monterrey, Mexico, the son of Dyree Pitt and Idelle Blackburn Atlee.
Atlee married the former Ruth Anna Presscott Nov. 27, 1935. She preceded him in death in 1998.
He was a graduate of Tarleton College and had worked 35 years for the state Welfare Department.
Atlee served in the U.S. Army during World War II in England. He obtained the rank of major in the Army Reserves.
He was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church of Marble Falls.
Survivors include a daughter, Marie Clark of Belton; and three grandsons.
Atlee was also preceded in death by a sister, Frances Shirar in 1970.
Heritage Funeral Home of Harker Heights is in charge of arrangements.

Desmond Lawrence
GATESVILLE Services for Desmond "Peewee" Lawrence are pending with Scott's Funeral Home in Gatesville.
Lawrence died Aug. 17, 2000.

Virginia Lee Littlejohn
COPPERAS COVE Graveside services for Virginia Lee Littlejohn, 69, will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at Shamrock Cemetery in Shamrock.
Mrs. Littlejohn died Aug. 16, 2000, at a local hospital.
She was born Feb. 27, 1931, in Dante, Va., and was raised and educated in Tazwell, Va.
Mrs. Littlejohn married William H. Littlejohn in Rice, Kan., Feb. 5, 1947.
They moved in 1951 to Shamrock, where they resided until moving to Copperas Cove in 1998.
Mrs. Littlejohn was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband of Copperas Cove; one son, William H. "Billy" Littlejohn Jr. of Copperas Cove; one brother, George Adams of Tazwell, Va.; one sister, Phylis Gist of Lancaster, Calif.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Littlejohn was preceded in death by two sons, Johnny Lee Littlejohn and Danny Joel Littlejohn.
Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove is in charge of arrangements.

Lawrence Rhoades
HARKER HEIGHTS Services for Lawrence Rhoades, 80, are pending with Heritage Funeral Home of Harker Heights.
Rhoades died Aug. 17, 2000, at a Temple hospital.

Mary P. Tarkenton
Services for Mary P. Tarkenton, 82, of Killeen will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at a place to be determined. Scott Tarkenton will officiate.
Burial will follow in Killeen Memorial Park.
Mrs. Tarkenton died Aug. 17, 2000, in Harker Heights.
She was born Oct. 30, 1917, in Providence, R.I.,
She married Jack Tarkenton Sept. 6, 1944.
Mrs. Tarkenton had lived in Killeen for 15 years and was a member of the 55 and Up Club and the Bob Gilmore Senior Center.
Mrs. Tarkenton attended the Harker Heights United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband of Killeen; a son, Jack B. Tarkenton of North Glenn, Colo.; two daughters, Sandy Ferril of Harker Heights and Tina Howard of San Marcos; a brother, Tom Puleo of Providence, R.I.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Kenneth B. Butterfield Jr.
BURNET Services for Kenneth B. Butterfield Jr. will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Edgar Funeral Home Chapel in Burnet with the Rev. Rob McGill officiating.
Burial will follow at Post Mountain Cemetery in Burnet.
Butterfield died Oct. 5, 2000.
Survivors include a son, Lance Butterfield of Georgia; two daughters, Brooke Butterfield of Tennessee and Shannon Bailey of Copperas Cove; his mother and stepfather, Carol and J.B. Meyers of Burnet; four brothers, Bobby Butterfield and Richard Meyers, both of Georgia, Tim Meyers of Austin and Glenn Meyers of Arlington; and three sisters, Kay Mickan of Copperas Cove, Dianne Meyers of Burnet and Barbara Massey of Cleburne.
Butterfield was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Butterfield Sr.

Leon Aaron Clegg III
Services for Leon Aaron Clegg III, 54, of Killeen are pending with Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen.
Clegg died Oct. 4, 2000, at his residence.

Francisco Esparza
Services for retired Sgt. Maj. Francisco Esparza, 67, of Killeen will be at 4 p.m. today at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel in Killeen with the Rev. Edwin Kagoo officiating.
The body will be cremated.
Esparza died Oct. 5, 2000, in Temple.
He was born Dec. 3, 1932, and graduated from McAllen High School and attended Pan American College in McAllen.
Esparza had retired from the U.S. Army after 29 years of service, during which time he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with an oak leaf cluster, the Good Conduct Medal with the silver clasp and four loops, the National Defense Service Medal with an oak leaf cluster, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with four bronze service stars, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with one bronze star, the Army Service Ribbon, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 1, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Expert Pistol Badge and the Armor Badge.
Esparza was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Centex 1876, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9192 and the American Legion Post 223.
Following his military retirement, Esparza worked for 17 years as a small-engine mechanic as a civil service employee at Fort Hood.
He was a foster parent for 19 children and raised three sets of twins.
Esparza had lived in the Killeen area for more than 27 years and was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Guadalupe Esparza of Killeen; two sons, Frank Esparza Jr. of Austin and Paul Esparza of Arlington; a daughter, Norma Linda of Grand Prairie; and eight grandchildren.

John J. Machalck
TEMPLE Services for John J. Machalck, 97, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Dossman Funeral Home Chapel in Belton with the Rev. John Bravenec officiating.
Burial will follow at Bellwood Memorial Park.
Machalck died Oct. 6, 2000, at a Temple nursing center.
He was born in Rosebud, the son of Joseph and Janie Stastny Machalck.
Machalck married Ellen Krahulik Nov. 29, 1927, in Temple. She preceded him in death Nov. 21, 1999.
He was a farmer.
Machalck was a longtime member of the Seaton Brethren Church, where he taught Sunday school and a Confirmation class. Later, he moved his membership to the Evangelical Brethren Church in Temple.
Survivors include two daughters, Constance "Connie" Britton and Johnette Lewis, both of Belton; a brother, Antone Machalck of Temple; a sister, Anna Babovec of Temple; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Evangelical Brethren Church in Temple, the Seaton Brethren Church or the charity of one's choice.

Jah Sah Young
COPPERAS COVE Graveside services for Jah Sah Young, the newborn son of Debra Dobransky of Copperas Cove, will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Copperas Cove City Cemetery with the Rev. Edwin Kagoo officiating.
The baby died Sept. 26, 2000, at a local hospital, where he was born earlier that day.
Survivors include his mother; two brothers, Dustin Dobransky and Devin Dobransky, both of Copperas Cove; a sister, Desiree Dobransky of Copperas Cove; and his grandmother, Linda Blanchard of Copperas Cove.
Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Killeen is in charge of arrangements.

Bessie J. Davis
GATESVILLE Services for Bessie J. Davis, 94, will be at 4 p.m. today at Scott's Funeral Home Chapel in Gatesville.
Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery.
Mrs. Davis died June 15, 2001, in Gatesville.
She was born July 14, 1906, in Farmers Branch, the daughter of the late Zack and Fannie Hensley Kays.
Mrs. Davis married O.K. Davis Dec. 1, 1927. He preceded her in death in 1977.
She was a homemaker and a member of the West Main Church of Christ.
Mrs. Davis attended school in the Hay Valley community and had farmed in the King and Purmela areas.
She moved to Gatesville in 1972 from Ireland.
Mrs. Davis loved to read her Bible, write poems, bake, play dominoes, quilt and embroidery.
Survivors include a sister, Edith Buster of Hamilton; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Davis was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Othel Dockery
Services for Othel Dockery, 74, of Killeen are pending with Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen. Dockery died June 15, 2001, at his residence.

Charlotte Rose Elifrits
HARKER HEIGHTS Services for Charlotte Rose Elifrits, 66, will at 2 p.m. Monday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel in Killeen with the Rev. Joe Peterson officiating.
Burial will follow at Killeen City Cemetery.
Mrs. Elifrits died June 14, 2001, at a local hospital.
She was born June 4, 1935, in Des Moines, Iowa, where she was raised and educated.
Mrs. Elifrits was self-employed for about 20 years as a home child care provider. She had also worked at Wal Mart for more than five years.
She had lived in Killeen for more than 33 years.
Survivors include three sons, Herbert M. Elifrits of Little Rock, Ark., Douglas D. Elifrits of Burnsville, Minn., and Richard L. Elifrits of Kempner; a daughter, Shannon L. Horn of Kempner; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Elifrits was preceded in death by her husband, William Rodney Elifrits May 14, 1987; and her parents, Walter and Katie Garney.
The family will receive visitors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Jimmie R. Jessee
KEMPNER Memorial services for Jimmie R. Jessee, 53, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Killeen Memorial Funeral Home Mausoleum Chapel at the Killeen Memorial Park with Chaplain Ron Hilburn officiating.
The body will be cremated.
Jessee died Oct. 1, 2001, at a Temple hospital.
He was born Feb. 20, 1948, in Wise, Va., the son of Harold and Lillian Hurley Jessee.
Jessee married the former Lucy V. Woodson Nov. 6, 1978.
He retired from the U.S. Army Jan. 31, 1988. During his military tenure, he served two tours in the Vietnam War and was the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal with an oak leaf cluster and the Meritorious Service Medal.
Survivors include his wife of Kempner; a son, Jimmie Jessee Jr. of Herndon, Va.; a daughter, Sherry Milleson of Stafford, Va.; a brother, Dennis Jessee of Chicago, Ill.; three sisters, Shelia Gatson of Fredericksburg, Va., Brenda Vannoy of North Carolina and Linda Snelling of Fairfax, Va.; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the victims of the World Trade Center.
Killeen Memorial Park & Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wilbur McCorcle
TROY Services for Killeen native Wilbur "Mac" McCorcle, 84, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Taylor's Valley Baptist Church in Temple with the Rev. Jeff Loudin officiating.
A private burial will be at Blackburn Cemetery in Killeen.
McCorcle died Sept. 30, 2001, at a Temple hospital.
He was born Aug. 21, 1917, in Killeen, where he was raised and graduated from Killeen High School.
McCorcle had worked with Santa Fe Railroad for a short time and as a civil service employee at Olin E. Teague Veterans' Center in Temple for 35 years until he retired in 1980.
He had served in World War II from 1942 to 1944.
Before he was honorably discharged, McCorcle had achieved the rank of technician fifth grade and was awarded the American Theater Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Ribbon. He wore one service stripe and six Overseas Service Bars.
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice "Bea" McCorcle of Troy; two sons, Stanley McCorcle of Temple and David McCorcle of Bridgeport; four stepchildren; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
McCorcle was preceded in death by his parents, Gid and Maudie McCorcle; and a brother, R.L. McCorcle.
Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation, the Kidney Foundation or the Troy Volunteer Fire Department.
Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Killeen is in charge of arrangements.

Wayne D. Page
TEMPLE Services for retired Master Sgt. Wayne D. Page, 67, will be at 3 p.m. today at Sheffield Funeral Home Chapel in Temple with the Rev. Ardene Wuthrich officiating.
Burial will follow at Bellwood Memorial Park.
Page died Sept. 30, 2001, at a Temple hospital.
He was born June 22, 1934, in Sioux City, Iowa.
Page had worked as a personnel manager and safety officer for three Central Texas firms before he retired in 1993.
He retired from the U.S. Army in 1977. He was a Vietnam War veteran.
Page attended Union College in Lincoln, Neb.
He was a 32nd-degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner with Karem Temple in Waco.
Page had lived in Bell County since 1961 and was very active in promoting western square dancing.
Survivors include his wife, Mable Richards Page of Temple; two sons, Warren Page of Harker Heights and Dr. Bruce Page of Austin; two daughters, Mary Lou Simon of Nevada and Sharon Jean Leger of Florida; a stepson, Gene Hobbs of California; a grandchild; and two stepgrandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Shriner Crippled Children's Hospital Texas Teen Scholarship.

Pelagia Puentes
Services for Pelagia Puentes, 87, of Killeen are pending with Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen.
Mrs. Puentes died Oct. 1, 2001, at a local nursing home.

Flora I. Williams
HARKER HEIGHTS Services for Flora Irene Williams, 73, are pending with Heritage Funeral Home in Harker Heights.
Mrs. Williams died Oct. 1, 2001, at her residence following a long illness.

Glen D.W. Adams
LAMPASAS Services for Glen Dale Wolf Adams, 98, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Briggs-Gamel-Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel in Lampasas with Paul Kenley officiating.
Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Burnet County near Lake Victor.
Mrs. Adams died Dec. 20, 2001, at a Lampasas nursing center.
She was born Oct. 14, 1903, in Naruna, the youngest of six children to the late Joe and Julia Garrett Wolf.
Mrs. Adams married William H. "Bill" Adams on June 9, 1923, in Burnet County. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Adams had retired in the Lampasas community with her husband in 1959.
She was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include two sons, Waite Hoyt Adams of Burnet and Connie Mack Adams of San Angelo; a daughter, Glenda Henderson of Lampasas; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Adams was also preceded in death by an infant son, five siblings and a grandson.
The family will receive visitors from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Grover Jackson
BELTON Services for Grover Jackson, 90, are pending with Dossman Funeral Home of Belton.
Jackson died Dec. 20, 2001, at a Belton nursing home.

Opal Cora Patterson
GATESVILLE Services for Opal Cora Patterson, 90, will be at 10 a.m. today at Scott's Funeral Home Chapel in Gatesville with the Rev. Charles Grossman officiating.
Burial will follow at Turnersville Cemetery.
Mrs. Patterson died Dec. 19, 2001, in Henderson.
She was born June 21, 1911, in the White Hall community, the daughter of John Roland and Roxie Etta Mitchell Blankenship.
Mrs. Patterson attended school in White Hall and graduated from Gatesville High School.
She was a member of the Eastwood Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Ralph Dean Patterson of Ireland; a daughter, Wanda Neill of Henderson; a brother, Paige Blankenship of Seguin; two sisters, Louise Wiik of Minneapolis, Mo., and Ruth Hardie of Uvalde; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

Mary Sellers
BELTON Services for Mary Sellers, 88, are pending with Dossman Funeral Home of Belton.
Mrs. Sellers died Dec. 19, 2001, at her residence.

Dorothy A. Smith
Services for Dorothy A. Smith, 77, of Killeen will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel in Killeen with Vicar Patricia Buckner officiating.
Burial will follow at Killeen Memorial Park.
Mrs. Smith died Dec. 19, 2001, in Killeen.
She was born July 18, 1924, in Killeen, the daughter of the late Alfred Joe and Bertie Cowan Saegert.
Mrs. Smith was raised and educated in Killeen and in Topsey, graduating in 1940 from Topsey High School.
She earned her bachelor's degree in education in 1945 from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and her master's degree in 1962 from the University of Texas in Austin.
Mrs. Smith worked as a telephone operator for 39 years, as well as taught school in Copperas Cove and Killeen for 39 years, retiring from West Ward Elementary in Killeen.
She was a member of the Texas State Teachers Association and a lifetime member of the Communication Workers of American and the National Education Association.
Mrs. Smith had lived in the local area all her life and was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Killeen.
Survivors include three sons, Richard Smith of Tatum, George Smith of Keller and Larry Smith of Harker Heights; a brother, Joe Saegert of Georgetown; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Smith was also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin King Smith on March 25, 2001.
The family will receive visitors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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