Hortencia Smith

Monday, October 5, 2015

Hortencia Smith, 70, of Exeter, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, in Mercy Hospital. She was born Dec. 25, 1944, in Lubbock, Texas, the daughter of Juan and Juanita (Alonso) Lara who preceded her in death.

On Aug. 27, 1959, she was united in marriage to Robert G. Smith who survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, Jesse Lara Smith, of Primera, Texas; three daughters, Mary Helen Smith Cecenfias, of Fort Worth, Texas, Nellie Lara Smith and Irma Smith Castillo, of Exeter; one brother, Henry Alonso Lara, of Lubbock, Texas; three sisters, Maria Lara Castillo, Susie Lara Rivera and Herminia Lara Davis all of Lubbock, Texas; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

She had been employed for 25 years at Vollenweider Apple Orchard in Exeter, the Grape Vineyard and Gene and James Cowherd's Grape Vineyard in Butterfield. She was a Catholic.

Funeral services were held Monday in St. Edwards Catholic Church, Cassville. Father David Miller conducted the services. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter.

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