Marilyn Jo Smith, 77, of Orange, Texas, passed away on June 15, 2018, at her home.

 

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Deacon Larry David. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park.

 

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m., Monday, June 18, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

 

Born in Orange, Texas, on June 20, 1940, she was the daughter of Joe B. and Bertha Peveto Williams. Marilyn

received an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Lamar University, which she utilized until her retirement from Wayne Peveto Law Firm after 38 years. She was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church, where she served her Lord endlessly. Marilyn was a member of the Legal Secretaries Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Eastern Star. She enjoyed traveling, decorating, shopping and dancing with her husband. More than anything, her greatest treasure was being surrounded by her family and many friends. She will be incredibly missed by all those who came to know and love her.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe B. and Bertha Peveto Williams; and sisters, Jimmie Khoury and Reba Permenter.

 

She is survived by her loving husband, F.E. (Gene) Smith; daughter, Pamela and Rick Schroeder of Pasadena; son, Clay Vaughn of Huxley; step-son, Gene Jr. and Joanna Smith of Orange; step-daughters, Mistie Smith and Nicole and Bobby Wolfford, all of Orange; grandchildren, Scott Schroeder and Amanda of Deer Park, Tyler and Angela Schroeder of Crosby, Garrett and Nikki Schroeder of Montgomery, and Tara Vaughn of Huxley; step-grandchildren, Chris and Randi Smith of Mauriceville, Amanda and Joshua Baumgarte of Vidor, Blake Flowers of Spring, Kolby Flowers of Queens, New York, Brad and Hillary Smith, Brittani and Jerry Stanley, Brielle Wolfford, Kaitlyn and Chasey Griffey, and Valerie Weems, all of Orange; great-grandchildren, Brayden Schroeder, and Mackensie Langford; and step-great-grandchildren, Cooper Smith, Carter Smith, Camryn Collier, Rylee Hennigan, Ryatt Hennigan, Parker Baumgarte, Arielle Stanley, Chandler Griffey, and Halley Jankowski.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Scott Schroeder, Tyler Schroeder, Garrett Schroeder, Bobby Wolfford, Jerry Stanley and Gene Smith, Jr.