Lois Carolyn Smith

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Lois Carolyn Smith was born in San Diego, California, on May 20, 1941, to Clarence and Olean Lowe. She passed away in Conroe on October 27 th , after a brief illness, at the young age of 74.

When she was born, her mother was living on the Coronado Naval Air Station, as her father had been recently deployed to Oahu, Hawaii. Her mother, and she and her twin sister, traveled by steamer to Hawaii shortly after their birth. Six months later, she was present during the attack on Pearl Harbor. She was always very patriotic, and very proud of her family's military roots.

During her elementary school years, her family was transferred to Japan, where they lived for several years. She lived in Sunnyvale, California after that, moving to Pensacola, Florida during her early teens. She graduated from Pensacola High School in 1959.

As a teenager, she was a very accomplished slalom skier, spending many hours water skiing in the bayou near their home. After working in a bank for several years, she married the love of her life, Lt. Emory B. Smith, Jr., who was a pilot and instructor at the Pensacola Naval Air Station.

Her daughter, Sheri, was born in 1964, and when her grandchildren, Brianna and Cooper, were born, she loved planning Easter egg hunts, birthday parties, and holiday activities for her grandkids.

In 1969, they moved to Conroe, Emory's hometown, where she was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church, rarely missing a service until she became ill. In her younger years, she could almost always be found working in her yard, turning it into a beautiful garden. She spent many hours volunteering, with the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, and with the many elderly friends that she helped take care of. She volunteered at the hospital as often as she was needed.

She is survived by her loving husband, Emory B. Smith, Jr, her daughter, Sheri Kennedy, and her husband, Kevin, and her two grandchildren, Brianna and Cooper. She is also survived by her twin sister, Linda Leech and husband Marvin, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Olean Lowe, and her brother, Louis Lowe.

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 4 th , from 5:00-7:00 at the Metcalf Funeral Home, 1801 E. White Oak Terrace, Conroe, Texas 77304. The funeral services will be Thursday, November 5 th , at the First Baptist Church, 600 N. Main, in Conroe. The family will be hosting a luncheon/reception at the church at 12:30, for everyone attending the service. The funeral will be at 2:00, with a procession to the Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery, 1600 Porter Road, immediately following the service.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Kennedy, Cooper Kennedy, Wayne Stockdale, Marc Masterson, Marcus Masterson, and Billy Masterson. Honorary pallbearers are Brianna Kennedy and Francisco Rojas-Ayala.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lois Carolyn Smith scholarship fund for students attending Baylor University (currently being established).


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Oct. 31 to Nov. 13, 2015
Arrangements under the direction of:
Metcalf Funeral Directors
1801 East White Oak Terrace | Conroe, TX 77304 | (936) 756-3311
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