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Obituary for Mrs. Betty Ann Horn Smith

December 13, 1929 - April 9, 2018
Canyon Lake, Texas | Age 88

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Betty Ann Horn Smith, "MawMaw", age 88, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Betty was born in Antigo, WI and lived at Canyon Lake, TX.

Betty was preceded in death by parents, Hiram Gustav Horn and Tressa Cherf Horn; brother, Gene Horn; sisters, Orletta Thomae and Ruth Petorella. She is survived by son, Clay R. Smith (wife Annette); son, Craig M. Smith (wife Laura); grandchildren, Mason (wife Blanca), Matt (wife Nicole), Sarah (husband Sean), Erik (wife Myriam) and Micah (fiancé Brittany); great-grandchildren Maddie and Reyna; brother, Jack Horn.

At age19, Betty left her home in Antigo and moved to Milwaukee where she met Gerald Smith. They were married Dec 23rd 1950 and were married for 32 years. They lived in El Paso for a short time before moving to San Antonio where they built their own home on Stardust where they would reside until 1968. It was there that they had two boys, Clay & Craig. The family built a summer home at Canyon Lake between 1966 and 1968. The house was expanded in 1968 and they moved permanently there in 1969. Betty lived there for almost 50 years.

When the boys where either independent or nearly out of college, Betty lived in Saudi Arabia for nearly 5 years before returning to Canyon Lake. Upon that returning Betty took community education courses and began work with the San Antonio Community of churches, where she worked for over 20 years. Betty was an active member of Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church for over 50 years. She maintained a friendship and met weekly with several of those past members.

Betty loved to fish and there were many annual trips with the family to the coast. She was a sports fan and watched baseball (Astros) and basketball (Spurs). She sometimes even kept her own scorebook at the baseball games. She would root for the Cowboys (football) unless they played the Green Bay Packers.

During that time the family underwent tremendous change. Both her sons Clay and Craig graduated and married. Clay and Annette had Mason and Micah and brought Matt into the family. Craig and Laura had Sarah and Erik, making Betty a grandmother 5 times. Her first grandson Mason would call her MawMaw instead of grandma, and that name stuck with her. She embodied the perfect image of a grandmother in all ways. She was at every celebration that her children and grandchildren had.

When Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church closed, Betty transferred her membership to Bulverde United Methodist church. Here she worshiped and participated in the prayer shawl group and played canasta.

Mason married Blanca, who gave her two great granddaughters, Maddie and Reyna. In this past year MawMaw danced at the weddings of Sarah and Sean, then Matt and Nicole, then Erik and Myriam. Her last unmarried grandchild Micah, who is engaged to Brittany, is to be married in a few months. Though she will not be here physically for their wedding, we all know she'll be dancing on a cloud.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center: "Meals on Wheels" through www.bsbac.com.

MEMORIAL SERVICE
SATURDAY,
APRIL 14, 2018
10:00 AM
BULVERDE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
28300 US HWY 281 NORTH
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78260
(830) 980-7745

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