Alexandra Smith (1948 - 2014)

Obituary
  • "Please accept my sympathy for Alex's passing. She and I had..."
    - Joyce Holden Myers

Smith, Alexandra 1948 - 2014 Dallas, TX- Alexandra Smith, 65, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 19, 2014 at her home. Alexandra was born on November 9, 1948, in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of David W. and Elizabeth A. Smith. She was preceded in death by her father, David, in August 2013. Alexandra graduated from high school in Owatonna, MN; she spent her senior year as an American Field Service student in Switzerland; and, got her BA (Economics) from Colorado College in 1971. After several years of working in the real estate industry, she went to the University of Minnesota School of Law and received her JD in 1985. In 1985 she moved to Dallas and joined the law firm Middleberg, Riddle & Gianna (formerly Riddle and Brown), where she practiced for the next 15 years. In 2000 she joined Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC, and semi-retired in 2010. She was a member of the American Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, and the Dallas Bar Association. Alexandra will be remembered for her ethical and business approach to solving problems and for her caring spirit and devotion to her family and friends. She served on the Board of the Girls Scouts of Northeast Texas for several years and was president and board member of several home owners associations, most recently the Prestonwood Home Owners Association. She was an avid golfer, and especially enjoyed all activities with Sammy, her miniature Dachshund. Alexandra is survived by her husband of nearly 23 years, Gordon Pennell, and step children Rhonda, Rick, Mike, and grandchildren, Justin, Troy and Adrianna; mother, Elizabeth A Smith; sister, Sydney Smith Hicks, Forrest Hicks, and nephew Alexander Hicks; brother, Duncan Smith, Mary Beth Bykowsky, and nephew Andrew Smith; Swedish AFS sister, Simone Goransson, Goran Goransson, and their children. Alexandra's body was donated to the Willed Body Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center for medical education and research. A celebration of Alexandra's life will be held in her honor at a later date. The family prefers that memorials be directed to a .



Published in Dallas Morning News on June 24, 2014
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