Mildred Ann Smith, 76, of Port Isabel, Texas, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Harlingen, Texas.
“Milly” was born in Parkston, S.D. on March 22, 1938. She was born in her home to Albert and Matilda (Werning) Juhnke. Milly married Curt Smith on April 6, 1958, in Clayton, S.D., and they were married for 57 years. She attended the University of South Dakota for two years and then went on to Pierre, S.D. to nursing school. Milly was recognized as a Special House Mother at Sigma Phi Epsalon House and Beta Chapter at Iowa State University.
She worked for Oakwood Care Center as well as Dewey Electric in Ventura, and then went on to do In Home Day Care for many years in Cedar Rapids. Milly had many hobbies, was active in community functions and enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Milly was such a giving person and natural caregiver. She had such humanity that she would wrap you in her love and compassion.
Her parents, Albert and Matilda; her brother, Marvin Juhnke and her in-laws, Dewey and Ardith Smith precede her in death.
Survivors include: Her loving spouse of 57 years Curt Smith, her children, Doug and Stephanie Smith of Vancouver, Wash., Chris and Lisa Smith of Clear Lake, Allen and Carla Smith of Clear Lake, Jeannette Wheeler and Wayne Lonnevik of Belmond; grandchildren Lonnie and Dia Wheeler of Klemme, Chase Smith of Clear Lake, Jessica and Kody Kuehl of Granville, Megan Smith of Evergreen, Colo., Lindsey Wheeler of Belmond, Amber Smith of Minneapolis, Minn., Alex Smith and Fiancé Kody Ort of North Liberty; great grandchildren, Corbin Wheeler and Charlotte Kuehl; siblings Elnora Bender of Beaverton, Ore., Dorothy and Leland Schempp of Rapid City, S.D., Marion and Daliss Englund of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and sister-in-law Sally and Jay Mason of Irving, Texas.
A memorial service was held March 24, at Fishers of Men Lutheran Church in Port Isabel, Texas.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Fishers of Men Lutheran Church at 603 S. Tarnaza, Port Isabel, Texas 78578, phone 956-943-2005.
The family of Milly Smith would like to thank the Cancer Center, Valley Baptist Medical Center and Hospice of Harlingen, Texas.
You may sign the guestbook and send your condolences online at www.sanbenitofuneralhome.com.