SMITH, Mary Alice Nitschke|
Mary Alice Nitschke Smith was born to Lewis Nitschke and Mayme Cocreham Nitschke on June 4, 1922 in Austin, TX. She graduated from high school in 1939. She graduated from the University of Texas in 1942 with a Bachelors of Business Administration. She married George Roy Huston in 1943 in Austin, TX, and lived with his parents in Los Angeles, CA, while he was serving overseas during the last year of the war. They had three children: Nancy, Kathleen and George and lived in Casper, WY, and Salt Lake City, UT, until George Huston's death in 1965. She then moved back to Austin, TX with her three children. Mary Alice married Joe Earl Smith of Beaumont in 1971. They lived in Austin, TX. Joe Smith died in 1987.
Mary Alice's father's family originally came to Austin, TX, in the 1850's and she was proud of her early Texan history and could tell endless stories about "Old Austin". She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved being around people; volunteering for numerous clubs, committees and her sorority Alpha Chi Omega; bragging on her grandchildren and being the "life of every party." She was particularly fond of the Sunday Night Supper Club and all of its regulars over more than 20 years. Always playful and fun, she will be greatly missed.
Survivors include Nancy Huston of Houston, TX, Kathleen Huston of College Station, TX, George Huston of Austin, TX, and four grandsons: Colin and Corey Liter and Matthew and Zachary Rider.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 23rd at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on North Lamar. Funeral services will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a reception immediately following. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2013