Beverly Rowe Smith

  • Born: August 19, 1927
  • Died: May 31, 2020
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

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1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
Tel. (210) 227-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beverly Ann Rowe Smith, with her family by her side, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 31, 2020. She was dearly loved by her family and friends, and her legacy of generosity and service for the benefit of others will forever live in our hearts.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Beverly moved to San Antonio with her parents, Eva and W. Earl Rowe, in 1935. She attended Alamo Heights High School, Stephens College, and The University of Texas. In 1947, she married Reeves L. Smith, the love of her life, and moved to Houston while Reeves finished dental school. Upon his graduation, they moved back to San Antonio and Beverly embarked upon her passionate endeavor of volunteerism in various causes. Beginning with Laurel Heights United Methodist Church, Beverly served on almost every committee, including Finance and Board of Trustees. She enjoyed and contributed her time and talents to the Junior League of San Antonio, Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae (Past President), Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children (Past Board Chairman), Battle of Flowers Association, The Charity Ball Association (Past President), San Antonio District of the United Methodist Church (Board), SMU Perkins School of Theology (Board), The Ecumenical Center (Past Board Chairman, Poinsettia Ball Co-Chair, and Building Committee Chairman), Methodist Hospital Foundation (Board and Gala Chairman), The Forum (Past President), and Fenwick Club (Past President). In all her volunteer activities, Beverly always felt she received more than she gave — and that is because she genuinely had a servant's heart and a giving spirit.

Our mother was truly gifted in many ways; she was artistic, elegant, gracious, and accomplished. As a hobby, she particularly enjoyed interior design, helping with various projects for family and several community agencies. Beverly cherished her friends and treasured those wonderful times together, whether it was playing golf or bridge, or simply getting together for a meal. She adored her family and often said her most precious memories were the wonderful family trips we took together while her grandchildren were growing up.

Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Reeves Lee Smith (19 days prior) with whom she was blessed with 72 years of marriage. She is survived by her two daughters, Nancy Hollimon (Chuck) and Ann Shaw (Rick), her seven grandchildren, Charley Hollimon (Katherine), Reeves Hollimon (Halli), Stacy Smaistrla (Clayton), Ann Himoff (Andrew), Robert Shaw (Carolyn), Stephen Shaw (Claire), and Jane Jordan (Lee). She was also blessed to have known each of her 19 great-grandchildren: Jack, Chase, Blake, Hap, Will, and Hugh Hollimon; Wells, Betsy, and Lainey Himoff; Emma and Annie Jordan; Morgan, Savannah, and Charley Smaistrla; Liam, Reeves, Bobby, John Reeves, and Mary Alan Shaw.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Lorena Giron, Cynthia Baker, Amy Osborne, Maria Montes, Jose Pena, Norma Perez, and Claudia Castro for their special care and comfort of our mother.

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, there was a private family service on Friday, June 5th, 1:00, at Laurel Heights United Methodist Church. Pallbearers were Beverly's seven grandsons. You may view the recording of the service through this link

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider giving to Laurel Heights United Methodist Church, The Charity Ball Association, or The Ecumenical Center.


Condolence & Memory Journal

One of the joys and blessings of my ministry has been knowing and being a friend of Beverly and Reeves. Beverly and I served as Trustees of Methodist Hospital in the 80's. After I retired and made LHUMC my church home it great to greet them again. Rev. Bert Clayton

Posted by Bert Clayton - San Antonio, TX - Friend   June 08, 2020


I am so thankful for the opportunity to see Beverly days before her passing.Also thankful for knowing both she and Dr. Reeves. What a beautiful couple they were.She was so kind,sweet and gracious. Someone who loves her family dearly and loved sharing many wonderful stories about them. I will cherish our friendships and I will miss them. My deepest condolences to the extended family and may they Rest In Peace and Love.

Posted by Irene Lisera - San Antonio,, TX - Friend   June 04, 2020


Dear Smith Family members,
It was with great sadness that I read of the passing of Mrs. Smith. I so admired her graciousness and kind nature. She was just as beautiful inside as out. My late father loved Mrs. Smith and cherished her friendship. Now she is at her eternal resting place and reunited with Dr. Smith. May God bless Mr. and Mrs. Smith and may God bless your families during this sad and difficult time.

Posted by George Dennis, Jr. - San Antonio, TX - Family Friend   June 04, 2020

Mrs. Smith,
You will be missed by our staff and management team at the San Antonio Country Club.

Posted by Sylvia Cevallos - San Antonio, TX - Friend   June 03, 2020

When Beverly took her marriage vows to Reeves in the Laurel Heights Church 72 years ago it was the beginning of a lifetime of devotion to the congregation. She expressed her kindness and love in generosity. Her gentle touch and strong convictions about high quality and good design made her a leader in every church interior and exterior project throughout her 72 years among us. She lived as an example of beauty, elegance and sincere friendship to a grateful Laurel Heights community . My family and I are all thankful for the opportunity to enjoy many years of friendship with Beverly and Reeves at Laurel Heights and are deeply saddened by their loss. Our condolences go to the whole Smith family .

Posted by Trudy and Paul Kinnison - San Antonio, TX - Friend   June 02, 2020

Beverly's passing away is a huge loss to all those close to her. I have always admired her graciousness and friendliness every time our paths crossed. Her having been among those who served on Sunshine Cottage's Board of Trustees, I am most thankful for her dedication to this school I attended in the 50's. With deepest condolences to the family.

Posted by Mari Pagenstecher Rabinowitz - San Antonio, TX - Acquaintance   June 02, 2020

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