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Kay Frances Streit Smith, 75, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Memorial service is set for 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Drive South, with a reception to follow. Family and friends will gather from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Robertson Mueller Harper.
In lieu of flowers, consideration of contributions to the Building Fund at Trinity Episcopal Church or to the Harmony Section at the Woman's Club of Fort Worth, in her memory, is suggested.
Born in Vernon on July 19, 1938, Mrs. Smith was the daughter of Alex C. and Clara Obenhaus Streit. She was a graduate of Lockett High School and Texas Christian University. While at TCU, she joined Kappa Kappa Gamma and remained an active member more than 60 years.
Upon graduation, Kay taught 6th and 7th grade social studies/art at Ima Marsh Middle School for 15 years. She transitioned to TCU, working as an administrative assistant for the Office of Planned Giving until retirement.
Smith was an artist in multiple mediums throughout her life. She took great pleasure in painting in watercolors, both landscapes and portraits of her grandchildren.
She had a lifelong group of friends with whom she loved to spend time. In the early years, they went camping, boating and took long road trips. As the group aged, they moved up to resorts, cruises and motor homes.
Kay was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church where she attended women's Bible Study. At the Woman's Club of Fort Worth, she was a member of the Harmony and Arts sections. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, James; son, Chance Smith and his wife, Deeya; daughter, LeeAnn Bearden and her husband, Rusty; grandchildren, Garrett and Emily Smith and Bailey and Jesse Bearden; brother, Don Streit and his wife, Joni of Vernon; sister, Robbie Streit Jeter of Wichita Falls; numerous nieces and nephews and their families; and a host of friends.