Rose Loretta Smith

rose smith

January 2, 1926 ~ September 8, 2022

Born in: Syracuse, New York
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

It is with deep, and heavy sadness that we announce the passing of Rose Loretta Smith, Arlington, Texas. Rose passed away peacefully on September 8, 2022.
Rose was born January 2, 1926. Starting from her humble origins, Rose grew herself into a strong-willed, funny, and adventurous women. She was a veteran of the United States Navy. Rose met her husband Jim during her time in active service. They married on May 13, 1953, and shared 64 years of marriage before his passing in October of 2017.

She was a communicant at Saint Maria Goretti Roman Catholic Church. She was a past member of BPOE Lodge 2114 of Arlington, Texas, and volunteered many hours at Medical Center of Arlington and the women’s shelter.

Rose was predeceased by her husband of sixty-four years, James H. Smith. Rose was extremely loving and thankful for her six children, ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren: Daughters; Sue Ellen Johnson (preceded in death), Lee Ann (William) Cairns, of Kennedale, TX, Elaine Smith (Brian Mellis) of Pulaski, NY, Julie (Robert) McCrobie of Oswego, NY, Ann (Louis)Jacobsen of Mansfield, TX, and James H. (Terri) Smith Jr. of Pecan Grove, TX. Ten grandchildren, Sarah (Michael) Stork, Laura Cairns (Devin Marshall), Julie Cairns (Colin Wickstrom), Katie (Sam)Walz, James (Emaline) Bates, Louis Jacobsen, Mallory (David) Rasmussen, Heather (Chris) Vonderhaar, Cory Smith, Chloe Smith; and eight great-grandchildren.

A service and burial will be held at the Dallas–Fort Worth National Cemetery.

We will always carry her memory in our hearts.


Graveside Service: October 10, 2022 9:30 am

Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas , TX 75211

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