Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church for Mona Smith, age 92, of Roswell. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 2, 2014. Pastor Jim Bignell with Aldersgate United Methodist Church will officiate with interment to follow at South Park Cemetery.
Mona was born on May 16, 1921 in Bowie, Arizona to Alonzo Byron Naron and Veda Pearl Stinette. They have both preceded her in death as well as one daughter, [auth] Jeannette Erwin, one brother, Ted A. Naron and one sister Bessie Peak.
Mona married Clarence Truly Smith in Brownwood, TX on October 12. 1940. He also preceded her in death on December 7, 1990.
At the age of 2 Mona traveled by covered wagon to Hondo, NM from Bowie, Arizona. They moved to Brown County Texas, where she lived till she met Clarence Smith in 1940. They lived there for a while and then moved to Brownwood in 1946, in 1956 moved to Roswell, NM, where she worked several different places, retiring from ENMMC in 1990 as a food service supervisor.
Mona loved the Lord, was a faithful member of her church, always ready to help do whatever needed to be done. She never met a stranger, she loved everybody and everybody loved her. She was very strong in her faith. She was nana to everybody in the family.
She is survived by one son: Jack Smith and his wife Patsy of Hagerman; one daughter: Gwen and Jerry Hamilton of Roswell; three grandchildren: Shawn Erwin, David Hamilton and Jackie Smith; two great grandchildren: Jacqueline Young and Aeden Erwin; numerous nieces and nephews; one sister in-law Hattie Spain and one son in-law Chuck Erwin.
Pallbearers will be David Hamilton, Shawn Erwin, Jerry Hamilton, Kenneth Millician, Bob Power and Casey Cassell.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Friends may leave condolences online at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.