Carol Anne Smithe, age 79, peacefully crossed over on 08/15/2021 in Austin, Texas. Carol was born 02/28/1942 in Rosebud, Texas to Benard and Ethel Kraemer who preceded her in death.
Carol grew up in Rosebud, Texas where she graduated from Rosebud High School in 1959. She attended Texas Lutheran College in Seguin, Texas. Carol was known for her quick wit and ability to make friends with anyone. She was an excellent wife, mother and grandmother. She was a good friend to many. With a typing speed of 120 words per minute she was able to help many institutions in her career including Lutheran High School in Metairie, Louisiana and Concordia Lutheran College in Austin, Texas.
Carol moved to Pflugerville, Texas in 1986 and married Walter Smithe in December 1986. He preceded her in death. She enjoyed many years in Pflugerville near family and friends and was active in her church and volunteer projects.
Carol was preceded in death on 12/31/2020 by her son John Urrate. Left to mourn her loss is her daughter Kristen Urrate of Pflugerville, Texas and stepdaughter Kathryn Evans of Pflugerville, Texas; her son David Urrate of Austin, Texas and stepson Michael Smithe of Wilmington, North Carolina; her daughter-in-law Kelly Urrate of Pflugerville, Texas; her brothers, Ray Kraemer and wife Dorothy of Pflugerville, Texas, Donald Kraemer and wife Sylvia of Huntsville, Texas; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; special cousins, nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.
A memorial service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 500 Immanuel Road Pflugerville, Texas on 08/23/2021 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Benard and Ethel Kraemer scholarship fund at Texas Lutheran University, or a donation of your choice.
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