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Belva "Gwen" Smith

June 24, 1935 — October 7, 2023

Nederland, Texas


            Belva “Gwen” Smith, 88, of Nederland, Texas passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2023 in Houston, Texas. She was born in Colorado, Texas on June 24, 1935 to the late, Garland Amos and Cleo Henkel Amos.

            Belva was a dedicated and faithful member of Memorial Church of Christ in Port Arthur, Texas. She worked for Port Neches Groves Independent School District where she taught 10th grade world history for 25 years. Belva was a member of the Red Hat Society and well as many other social organizations.

            Those left to cherish Belva’s memory include her son, Andrew Smith and his wife, Susan of Beaumont, Texas; daughter-in-law Margaret Smith; grandchildren, Bobby Smith and his wife, Carolyn, James Smith, Kenneth Smith, Paul Smith, Michael Smith, Magdalena Smith and Randy Beresford; great-grandchildren, Leighton Smith, Gwendolyn Smith, Elijah Smith, Lincoln Smith, Mason Smith, Autumn Smith, Mason Beresford and Mya Beresford.

            In addition to her parents, Garland Amos and Cleo Henkel Amos, Belva is preceded in death by her loving husband of 61½ years, Bobby D. Smith; her sons, Robert and Mark Smith; and her sisters, Joyce Wheeler and Judy Griffith.

            A gathering of family and friends will be held at Memorial Church of Christ located at 2525 Aero Drive in Port Arthur, Texas on Friday, October 13, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with the funeral service to begin at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches, Texas.

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