Miss Lee Smith Obituary
Ozona newspaper clipping -no date-She died
Jan 1, 1965
MISS LEE SMITH, OZONAN 70 YEARS IS BURIED HERE
Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the
Ozona Methodist Church for Miss Leona (Lee) Smith, 89, a resident
of Ozona for 70 years.
Miss Lee died Friday, Jan. 1, in the Golden Years
Nursing Home in Christoval. Services were conducted by the pastor,
Rev. Leonard Garrett. Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery under the
direction of Janes Funeral Home.
Miss. Smith was born near Austin Feb 21, 1876.
She moved to Ozona in 1895, just four years after the county's
organization., and for many years operated a boarding and rooming
house. Her home, one of Ozona'a landmarks, located on Water Works
Drive just east of the First Baptist Church, was the "town Home" of
many Crockett county ranch families in the early days. It was a place
to eat, for an overnight stay or leave the kids while parents
attended a social function while in town.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs Tom Casbeer,
of Ozona, and Mrs Bell Toole of Monahans.
Betty Varner on October 9, 2003