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Reba ‘Mickey’ Smith

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  • Reba ‘Mickey’ Smith

Reba Fay Smith was born Nov. 18, 1930, in Jacksonville, to the late Aldia C. Young and Agnes Bowers Young.

She and her family moved to Mineola in 1940 when she was 10 and attended school there. In 1951, she moved to Dallas, where she became a Southwestern Bell operator. She later met and married Dallas policeman Eugene E. Smith. They were married for 60 years and loved to travel. Many of their lasting friendships were made through their travels. Her life was filled with friends, family, her church and community. In Pecos, Texas, she was a member of the Lady Sheriff’s Posse, and held office with the Eastern Star. She received her five-year pin working with Girl Scouts, and Campfire Girls. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Colfax Woman’s Group, and Church of Christ Ladies Group.

Mickey passed away at the age of 90 on Dec. 22, 2020, in Van. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene “Gene” Smith in 2013.

Survivors include her two daughters, Dari Fain and husband, Melvin, of Granbury and Jeanne McGehee of Weatherford; one grandson, Chris Fain of Colorado and four great-grandchildren, Sydney, Savanna, Nick and Sierra.

Mickey will be laid to rest next to her husband, Gene, in Laurel Land Memorial Park.