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Lorraine Smith



Lorraine Merbeth Smith, age 86, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 19, 2012, at her home in Rio Terra Independent Living in New Braunfels, Texas.  Born in San Antonio, Texas, on January 12, 1926, she was the daughter of Louis Hermann Merbeth and Edna Schoenfeldt Merbeth.  After attending Incarnate Word High School in San Antonio for 3 years, in 1943 she graduated   from Pascal High School in Ft. Worth, Texas.  In 1945, Lorraine received her associate degree in Home Economics from North Texas Agricultural College in Arlington.  On February 24, 1945, Lorraine married Pryor Wilson Smith and settled in his home of Fort Stockton, Texas, for more than 32 years.  Lorraine was an excellent homemaker, active in her children’s schools and in the First Baptist Church.  Lorraine participated in community affairs including the Ft. Stockton Garden Club, Magno Usui Study Club, Girl Scout Leader, Boerne Newcomers Club and Boerne Women’s Club.  Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Susan Lorraine Smith Patterson and her husband, Robert E. Patterson of New Braunfels, and is survived by five grandchildren, Ashley Kathleen Patterson, Brandon Kade Patterson, Kenye Lorraine Smith Webber and husband, Brad, Shawn Blackston Smith, and Jason Brooks Smith; Lorraine also has a great grandson, Frederick Wilson Webber of Maryland.  Lorraine is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her eldest daughter, Karen Lynn.  The Visitation will be on Friday, February 24, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Boerne.  The Funeral will follow at 9:00 a.m. at First Baptist with Billy Barnes, officiating.  Graveside Services will be held at 4:45 p.m. in Ft. Stockton, TX.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Texas Lions Camp for Handicap Children, P. O. Box 290247, Kerrville, TX  78029.     Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Vaughan’s Funeral  Home of Boerne.        


Visitation Information

Visitation Start
Fri. Feb. 24, 2012

Visitation End

Visitation Location
First Baptist Church

Additional Visitation Information

The Visitation for Lorraine Merbeth Smith will be on Friday, February 24, 2012, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Boerne. 

Service Information

Service Date
Fri. Feb. 24, 2012

Service Location
First Baptist Church

Additional Service Information

The Funeral Service for Lorraine Smith will be at 9:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Boerne.

Graveside Services will be on Friday, Feb. 24 at 4:45 p.m. in Ft. Stockton, Texas.



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Tribute Message
Ruth Blanton
Friend of Susie's
Deepest sympathy and prayers sent to your family, Susie. I enjoyed meeting your mother briefly a few times and she was a very gracious lady. May God comfort you all and may wonderful memories always keep her alive in your hearts. With love, Ruth Blanton
Terry and Caroline
Lorraine was a wonderful aunt and will be missed. She was a big part of our lives in Ft. Stockton and continued to check on us several times a year after we left Ft. Stockton. Her family was so important to her. What fun she had keeping us all in line! Our prayers are with you. Love, Terry and Caroline
Brian and Anne Gilley
We loved Lorraine. She was a real lady. Will see you Fri. in Stockton.
Brian and Anne Gilley
We loved Lorraine. She was a real lady. Will see you Fri. in Stockton.
Karl & Mille Theis
friends of Susan
Please accept our condolence for the passing of Mrs. Smith. We always enjoyed our visits with her. With sympathy, Karl and Mille.
Joyce Horst
Fair Oaks Ranch
Lorraine was a member of the FORWC for which I am President
From all the members of the Fair Oaks Ranch Women's Club we send our condolences on the passing of Lorraine. She was a wonderful lady and we are so grateful that we knew her. Lorraine will be missed. Wishing the family peace and comfort at this most difficult time. Joyce Horst President Fair Oaks Ranch Womens Club
Andrea Theis
employee of Susan
I had the opportunity of meeting Mrs. Smith while working with Mrs. Patterson at Texas Mountain Ranch. I found her to be a kind and enjoyable lady. With sympathy, Andrea.
Buddy Luce
San Angelo
Friend of the family
Our condolences go out to all the family. She was a fine lady and will be missed.
Brent Mcguire
Ft. Stockton
class mate
Susan, My deepest sympathy to you, and your family. I still remember playing tether ball with you in 3rd grade,if my memory is correct you won most of the time. I saw you last Friday when you were leaving the cafe- You have not aged. Brent
Kevin Smith
Grew up with Suzie in Fort Stockton
I had the pleasure of being able to spend time with Mrs. and Mr. Smith while growing up. She was one of the most gracious women I have every met and had an immaculate home. While getting to go to their ranch, they made me feel very welcome and I always appreciated that to this day. My heart goes out to the family and most especially Suzie and her family, as I know she was always close to her mother. I am so sorry that I was not be able to attend the memorial or grave side as I have been overseas and hope this finds the family well and realizing Mrs. Lorraine Smith had a great life and is resting in Gods peace now.
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