Miss Lee Smith Obituary

Ozona newspaper clipping -no date-She died Jan 1, 1965

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.

Submitted by Betty Varner on October 9, 2003

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