Loretta Smith, 91, of Jal, NM, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017, in Midland, Texas.
Loretta was born on October 30, 1926, in New Orleans, LA to Alexander Joseph and Elizabeth Steinkamp Roussarie. She was a longtime resident of Jal, living there for 40 years.
Loretta enjoyed working in her yard, making porcelain dolls, dancing, and playing bingo. She loved to bake, decorate for the holidays, and cook for family. Loretta was a member of the St. Cecilia Catholic Church, and the Jal Senior Center.
Loretta was preceded in death by her parents, Alexander Joseph and Elizabeth Roussarie; her husband, D.D. Smith; two sisters, Josephine Zinser and Shirley Malbrough; a brother, A.J. Bud Roussarie; and a step son, Dennis Smith.
Survivors include two sons, Floyd Earl Smith and his wife Kay, Jerry Smith and his wife Peggy, all of Crane; two daughters, Elizabeth Taylor of Odessa, and Donna Gray and her husband Gary of Midland; a step son, Larry Smith of New Jersey; 16 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at the Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home Chapel in Crane with Tommy Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Crane County Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Paul Smith, Brodey Smith, Gerimie Smith, Alex Taylor, Lagen Smith, and Tanner Ruiz.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home of Crane.