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Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park

6300 West William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX

OBITUARY

Frances Grill Smith

18 November, 193119 May, 2020
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Frances Grill Smith, 88, of Austin, Texas passed away on May 19, 2020

She was born on November 18, 1931 to Alvin and Myrtle Grill. Frances had four children and worked for the IRS for 29 years. Frances lived in Austin until 1985 and then moved to Wimberley for the last 35 years.

After graduating high school at the age of 16, she attended the University of Texas. While there, she won numerous swimming and diving competition medals with the UT Swim Team and was an avid athlete in all sports. Throughout her life Frances was known for baking the best chocolate pies, her love of travelling and being an enthusiastic Bridge and 42 player. Although she kept herself busy nothing brought her more joy than her family and being able to see them accomplish so much.

Frances’ memory will be forever cherished by her husband of 70 years, Ivan Earl Smith Jr., her children Kathryn Ann Raynie, Pamela Sue Lackey and son-in-law Edward Lackey, Donald Ivan Smith, Ronald Earl Smith and daughter-in-law Sue Staton Smith, her 7 Grandchildren, 12 Great-Grandchildren, and 4 Great-Great-Grandchildren as well as many other family members and countless friends.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tanner Smith
  • Doug Brandt
  • Blake White
  • Benjamin Crumley
  • Gary Forister
  • Ryan Buck

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, 22 May , 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, 22 May , 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, 22 May , 2020

Memories

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Kathy Smith Raynie

22 May 2020

Kathy Smith Raynie

22 May 2020

Kaylee Terrill

21 May 2020

Connie Macy

21 May 2020

Pam and I started school together and we're still good friends to this day. Mrs. Smith, I still have a hard time calling her Frances, was always one of the Mothers to always volunteer to pick us up from some event or another. I remember being over there on Saturdays and she would always be working in the yard. Throughout all these years, Mr. And Mrs. Smith have been right up there to me with my own parents. Just a few years ago, after my own Mother passed away, Mrs. Smith said I was always around growing up so she now called me her Adopted Daughter. What an honor. Rest in Peace, Frances.❤
Much love to the family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

University of Texas Aqua Bells 1948
Mother in middle front row!

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Mothers ribbons from swimming competitions 1945-1947

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Mother, daddy, Kathy & Pam 1953

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Frances at work Internal Revenue Service

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University of Texas Aqua Bells 1948
Mother in middle front row!

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Mothers ribbons from swimming competitions 1945-1947

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FROM THE FAMILY

Mother, daddy, Kathy & Pam 1953

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Frances at work Internal Revenue Service

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