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Mildred Lorraine (Veal) Smith

December 19, 1925 - February 4, 2013

Mildred Lorraine (Veal) Smith, 87, of Corpus Christi Texas, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013. Mildred was born on December 19, 1925 at home in Chance, South Dakota to the late Boyd and Mabel (Iverson) Veal. She attended grade school in Chance and first year of high school in Faith, South Dakota and finished and graduated from Bison High School in 1943 and went on to Business College in Rapid City, South Dakota. She was employed at the Rapid City Air Base for several years. That is where she met Elwood Smith and they were married January 23, 1946. Upon Elwood’s discharge they moved to Jackson, Mississippi for a number of years. They lived a short time in Mississippi, Louisiana and then Texas. In 1964 they moved from Fort Worth, Texas to Corpus Christi, Texas and both were employed at Corpus Christi Army Depot. Mildred was a Supply Technician managing aircraft parts for 25 years. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi where she was a beloved Sunday school teacher for 27 years. She and Elwood were members of the Corpus Christi Farmers Market, and they enjoyed growing vegetables in their four acre garden and selling them on weekends at the local Farmers Market. At home, Mildred grew beautiful roses, her favorite flowers.
Mildred is survived by two children, her son, Boyd Smith of Corpus Christi, Texas; her daughter, Linda (Smith) Sahadi, husband George, of Corpus Christi, Texas; five grandchildren, Kerri (Sahadi) Morgan, husband Brian, of Houston, Texas, Kevin Sahadi of Corpus, Christi, Texas, Jason Smith, wife Tracy of Frisco, Texas, Jamin Smith, wife Tina of Pflugerville, Texas, Jodi (Smith) Dupree, husband Eric of Gilbert, Arizona; eight great grandchildren, Lacey Sahadi of Corpus Christi, Texas, Alexis Morgan of Houston, Texas, Jaden, Caleb & Noah Dupree of Gilbert, Arizona, Sevy Smith of Frisco, Texas, Meghan & Ashlynn Helge of Pflugerville, Texas, sister, Verla (Veal) Lang & husband Wayne of Rapid City, SD, brothers, Richard (Dick) Veal of Bismarck, North Dakota, Don and wife Bonnie Veal of Longmont, Colorado, Boyd Veal of Downers Grove, Illinois. Predeceased by her husband Elwood Smith; brothers Tom Veal and Darrel Veal.
Visitation was held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday February 8, 2013 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel with Entombment followed at Seaside Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Kevin Sahadi, Jason Smith, Jamin Smith, Brian Morgan, Dan Smith, Jon Williams, and Keith Wimer. The family wishes to thank Caregivers, Elsie Rodriguez, Juanita Villarreal, Melissa Rodriguez and Patricia Montoya. Also Blue Sky Hospice and Altus Hospice.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church on 3915 Gollihar Road, Corpus Christi, Texas 78415.