Sandra Smith

September 26, 1951October 6, 2012

Sandra Vassallo Smith, 61, of Kingwood, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Sandra graduated from Ball High School in Galveston before earning her degree in nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. After a career in nursing, she joined the staff of First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood where she was also a faithful member for 25 years. She spent many years as a devoted member of the chancel choir. Sandra thoroughly enjoyed music and loved to lift her voice in songs of worship. She was an active member of the Houston Presbyterian Pilgrimage Community. Sandra had a loving and compassionate spirit and was known for her beautiful smile. She had many friends whom she loved dearly. Sandra was a loving wife, mother and grandmother whose greatest joy was her family.

Sandra is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Mark Smith; children, Graham Smith and wife Kelly, Meredith Delap and husband Jake, Laura Smith; grandchildren, Katelyn Smith, Heather Smith, Paige Smith, Eva Delap, Sam Delap and Sarah Delap; mother, Margaret Vassallo; sisters, Cynthia Clegg and husband Tom, Teresa Paone; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 8, 2012 at Kingwood Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood, 5520 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood, TX 77345.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ministries of First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood, 5520 Kingwood Dr., Kingwood, TX 77345.


  • Visitation Monday, October 8, 2012
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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October 6, 2013

Thinking of You - Loved and Missed as a dear friend to many....

October 19, 2012

I feel deeply saddened at the loss of such a good person. My heart goes out to all of her family who will greatly feel the loss of the exceptional woman that Sandra has always portrayed. When I think of Sandra, Kindergarten always comes to mind, as she cried when her mom left her there at school for the first time; such a beautiful child with long, dark curls and big, loving eyes. Sandra has always been so attached to her mom throughout her life...quite a strong bond, as the one she created with her husband and children later in her life. I know that she'll be watching over all of her family and friends, as she did in life, but she will definitely be greatly missed by all of us. God Bless...
Denise Blanchard-Galza (Las Vegas, Nv)

October 14, 2012

Dear Mark and Family,

Words just don't flow easily during a time of mourning. Your loved one, our friend, Sandra, was very special. She graciously shared her love of mankind with each of us. We will cherish our memories of times spent in her company. Speak of her often and remember the joyous times spent together as they will lead you through the rough patches.

We can truthfully say that she now sings with the Choirs of Angels.

Our sincere sympathies to each of you.

Mayra and Paul Davidson

Pat Farrell

October 13, 2012

My deepest condolences - old friend.

October 13, 2012

I doubt that the family would remember me .... But I remember you. perhaps Graham would remember me as Mrs. Hughes from preschool.. many happy recollections of Dr. smith caring for my grandchildren. Sincere sympathy to all and a promise of prayers. Ellen M. hughes

Debbie and Bob Ryan

October 12, 2012

My heart breaks for the loss that your family is going through right now. I have so many fond memories of Sandra. She was one of the first people I met after moving onto the street back in 1987. Her kindness and genuine conern for everyone was a constant inspiration to me throughout our friendship. We had so much fun on so many occasions and these memories keep pouring forth as I try to understand God taking Sandra into his arms when she could have had so many more years on earth to bestow her kindness and love. I am sure Sandra is bestowing all of that love in heaven just as she did here on earth. I know she was an amazing mother and wife and I am so very sorry for your loss.
God Bless you all, Love Debbie and Bob Ryan

Ron Briggs

October 12, 2012

We have such fond memories of Sandra at HPC #18, and serving on staff with her at subsequent Cursillo weekends. We were blessed by her smile and her friendship. We were shocked and saddened to learn of her passing. Mark and family remain in our prayers.
Lynne & Ron Briggs (Tucson, AZ)

Angie Alanowski

October 12, 2012

Sandra- You were always so sweet to me and I always felt so loved by you. Thanks for always taking the time to check up on me. I will miss you dearly!

October 11, 2012

Reagan and I send our love and prayers to your family as you grieve Sandra's loss. She was a light everywhere she went. She will be missed.

Claudia Burch (Houston, TX)

Lisa Prusak

October 11, 2012

Sandra was our neighbor and friend for many years. She always asked about how the kids were doing and took a big interest in Carley. We enjoyed our chats with her. She would always stop when she was on her way home from her walk. The kids would be in the yard playing and she would always ask about how school was going and what sports they were playing. We will miss her. We send prayers and love to the family.