Cleo Smith, 81, of Lake Kiowa, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 22, 2013 in Denton. She was laid to rest at Glen Cemetery in Bluff Dale March 23, 2013
A memorial service celebrating the life of Cleo Smith will be held at Temple Baptist Church at 1811 East California Street in Gainesville at 1 p.m., Saturday March 30, 2013.
Cleo was born in Bluff Dale to Hunter and Alva Lee Watson on Aug. 31, 1931. She went to middle school at Bluff Dale and was a high school cheerleader in Stephenville.
She married Raymond Smith on May 3, 1947 in Temple. She graduated from Western Texas College with an Associate’s degree. She worked as a teacher’s assistant at Sweetwater ISD for 22 years. Upon moving to Lake Kiowa she worked within Lindsay ISD for 12 years in various positions including the principal’s secretary, cheerleader/drill team/pep squad sponsor and was a substitute teacher/ISS.
She was a devout Christian and a former member of the First Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church with current membership at Temple Baptist Church in Gainesville.
Cleo is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, William “Koma” Watson, Don Watson and his wife Elwanda.
Cleo is survived by her loving husband of 66 years; children, eldest son Luke and wife Deanna, daughter Penny Keith and husband Todd LaLonde, youngest son Roger and wife Sandra; grandchildren, Sheila and husband David Plunk, Lisa Smith, Clara and husband Ed Wolff, Kris Keith and wife Richa, Kyle Keith and wife Renee, Kara Keith and Fayde Hunter Smith; great-grandchildren, Katie, Kendra, Maci, Haley, Jaci, Eben, Beau, Emily, Sammatha and Eden, along with many nieces, nephews and cherished friends.
The family of Cleo Smith wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the doctors and nursing staff at Denton Presbyterian Hospital.