Published 4:11 pm Tuesday, July 14, 2015
SMITH, Paige Louise, 84, of White Stone devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father Elsie and Michael Bross, sister, Beverly Broussard and granddaughter, Lauren Paige Smith. She leaves behind her husband, Luther Smith (SHS Grad 1950); four sons, Brant (Karen), Mike (Teresa), Mark (Julie) and Blair (Molly); nine grandchildren, James, William, Katie, Amber, Cameron, Morgan, Shelby, Tyler and Ryan.
She was born in Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania at home and moved to Port Arthur, Texas with her family when she was two years old. She grew up in Port Arthur in a loving family and her outgoing, friendly manner created many good friends and memories. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1950 and soon after met Luther. They were married 63 years ago on July 11, 1952. She worked to help put Luther through college while starting and building a happy home for her children. Through the years she was totally devoted to her husband and family. She was the perfect mother and truly the center of her family. She and Luther shared a love of life and sense of adventure that enabled her to experience the life and culture of many places in the United States and Europe. This combined with her natural charm enabled her to literally sit down and talk to anyone and find some common point of interest. She was very artistic and creative and put her heart into cooking, painting, quilting, gardening, decorating and playing the piano. She ingrained in her children a strong sense of right and wrong and did so in a gentle and loving manner through her own example. She accepted her children exactly as they were and supported them fully in everything they did whether it was sports, academic or professional pursuits. In her later years she enjoyed the life, culture, and beauty of the Chesapeake Bay. As she became limited physically, she still remained interested in sports and politics through the television and got pleasure from the company of her family and pets and the abundant nature she could view right outside her windows. Her life has carved a special place in the hearts of her friends and family they will carry the rest of their lives. She was a true blessing from God.
Her family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 23 at Bliley’s – Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Road. A funeral ceremony will follow. Interment Dale Memorial Park.