Janice McDougal Smith

August 14, 1923October 12, 2012

Janice McDougal Smith, age 89, passed away on Friday, the 12th of October 2012, while surrounded by her beloved children. A Houston native, Janice was born on the 14th of August 1923. She was a devoted wife to Frank W. Smith, Jr. for 57 years, a loving and caring mother and grandmother, and a faithful friend to many.

Janice was a member of the 1940 graduating class of Lamar High School. She went on to attend Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, graduating in 1942. Janice met Frank in Houston and they married in 1948. Together, they owned and operated Perfecto Cleaners, a family business established in 1900 by her father, Joseph Hill McDougal, until their retirement in the early 1980s.

In retirement, Janice and Frank enjoyed traveling around the world to far flung places, including China, Egypt and Israel. In addition to spending time with her family, Janice loved being at Los Encinos, the Talk family ranch near her mother’s ancestral home in Runge, Texas.

Janice is survived by her children, Sherry, Michael, Stephanie, and Patrick Smith; and three grandchildren, Scott and Kelly Egarian and Michael Gaspar Smith.

A funeral service is to be conducted at eleven o’clock in the morning on Friday, the 19th of October, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis and Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston, where a reception is to follow in the adjacent pavilion.

Afterwards, Janice will be laid to rest next to her husband, Frank, during a private interment service at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston.

In lieu of customary remembrances, donations may be directed to the Brenham State School (in memory of Janice McDougal Smith, mother of Patrick Frank Smith), 4001 Texas Hwy. 36, Brenham, TX, 77833; or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2242 West Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX, 77030.


  • Funeral Service Friday, October 19, 2012

Janice McDougal Smith

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Ana Ezernack

October 17, 2012

Michael, Susana and Michael Gaspar: I am very sorry to hear that your beloved mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother passed away. I am sure you will remember the fun times that you shared together.Sincerely yours, Ana Ezernack