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Eleanor Louise (Wade) Smith was born Mar 4, 1926 in Memphis, TN to William and Arline (Jewell) Wade. She died Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 at the age of 95. She was preceded in death by her parents and, in 1975, by her husband, U.S. Air Force Col. Oscar F. Smith, Jr. Also preceding her in death was her granddaughter, Amy Lynn McIntosh.
She will be interrred with her husband at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX at a later date.
Eleanor had a blessed life, which included tours in England, France, Germany and Italy, along with a number of states in the U.S. Widowed at the age of 49, she never remarried, but made a life for herself as an independent woman. She made the best of life and lived it to the fullest, whether cruising oceans with friends, playing bridge, ballroom dancing, or spending time with family. Eleanor was a devoted caretaker to many family and friends over the years...
Eleanor is survived by her son, Robert Wade Smith and wife, Flo of Spring Branch, TX and daughter, Carol McIntosh and husband, Carl of Waco; her granddaughters, Brittany Doty and husband, Justin, Shelby Smith, Dee Ann Baggett and husband, Carl, Melissa Ellis and husband, Jason. Her great grandchildren are Jocelyn and Charlotte Doty; Blake, Libby, Luke and Ben Baggett; Garrett Robken, Miles and John Riley Ellis.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
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