We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Killeen Cemetery
Nancy was born on January 23rd, 1932, in Rochester, NY, the only child to Eleanor and Edward Herr.
A smart, beautiful woman whose desire was to leave the world a better place than she found it, she wanted and needed to make a difference. That strong sense of selflessness led her to become a volunteer in Special Education and later a teacher’s aide. She held a special place in her heart as a supporter of the Special Olympics and advocate for special needs children. Nancy would by her husband’s side as they served the Church in many ways.
It is hard to encapsulate the life and love left behind for such a wonderful friend and mother in a few words. She met the love of her life, Norman V. Smith, while volunteering for the USO. They married on October 30th, 1954. For 49 years, they led a life filled with love and devotion to each other and their five children, before Norman passed away in 2004.
An energetic light with a laugh that would light up a room, she was the kind of mom everyone should be so lucky to have. She never met a holiday she didn’t love and celebrate as over the top as possible, or a Cardinal bird she didn’t stop to admire the beauty of! She loved her family to the very core of her heart, and was not only a devoted mom, but a doting grandmother to her many grandchildren.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories her daughter, Karen Walker of Taylor; four sons: Kevin Smith of Alabama, Kurt Smith of Flower Mound, Kyle Smith of Grand Prairie, and Kent Smith of Arlington; 8
Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren and a host of friends.
Memorials can be made to Special Olympics of Texas
“Cardinals appear when angels are near.”