Opal Theobald Smith Early in the morning of Saturday, July 14, 2012, Opal Theobald Smith, passed from this life, as we know it, to a peaceful afterlife with our Heavenly Father, God Almighty. Opal was born in Beaumont, Texas, on October 1, 1922, to Fred and Lee Dovie Theobald. Opal was a warm and caring wife, mother, aunt, cousin and friend to all who knew her. Opal was a giver, not a taker. For all who remember her, whether family or friends, her memory will occupy a very warm and loving part of all of our memories. Opal's family and friends loved to go to her home, as she was a warm and welcoming hostess. She always had something wonderful to serve them. Opal was famous for her Southern cooking, homemade pies, cakes, cookies and other desserts. Her cooking was so tasty and always made from scratch. Opal's favorite activities with her husband and her friends were golfing and bridge. Opal served as an officer of the Women's Golf Association of the Beaumont Country Club. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Horace F. (Shorty) Smith; sisters, Ruby Hammonds, Katy Hamm, Shirley Brammer and brother, David H. Theobald, Sr. Opal is survived by her loving daughters, Becky Waterfield and Linda Rodgers, as well as their husbands, JoeWaterfield and Leon Rodgers, granddaughters, Lauren Waterfield and Lindsey Waterfield Wagner and Lindsay's husband, John Wagner, and their three daughters (and Opal's great granddaughters, Hayden Wagner, Ainsley Wagner and Emerson Wagner), brothers, Fred Theobald., Jr., of Beaumont, Texas and Mahlon Theobald of Douglasville, Georgia. Opal's descendants reside in or near Dallas, Texas. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, July 16, 2012 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Services will be held Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Internment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Condolences may be offered at: www.forestlawnmpfh.com
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on July 16, 2012