Ruth Nell Smith (1952 – 2022)
Ruth Nell Smith, homemaker, was born to Shelby and Marian Peek, a military family, on December 8, 1952 in Queens, NY. The family made several moves, finally settling in Pensacola, Florida, where she met Donald Smith at a U.S.O. dance.
They were married on December 28, 1974, in Pensacola, and settled in the Rio Grande Valley, living in Weslaco, Texas and Harlingen, Texas.
After Don retired from teaching, they moved to Stephenville, where they took part in church activities and enjoying Tarleton football and basketball games.
She passed away on September 19, 2022.
Ruth is survived by a sister, Mary Lashley of New Orleans; sister-in-law, Carole Peek of Tyler; brother, Robert Peek of Glenora, Louisiana; and a cousin, Ruth Wooster of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; and various nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, Russell Peek and Richard Peek.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or American Cancer Society.
Special thanks to Stephenville Nursing and Rehab and Solaris Hospice Care for their care.
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