Winona Almarine Smith passed away on July 8, 2018 at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in New Braunfels. She was born in New Braunfels on July 23rd, 1927 to Gottfried and Testa (Zipp) Voigt. She graduated from New Braunfels High School and worked at Mission Valley Mills for 30 years. On April 7, 1960 she married Wallace Edward Smith. She brought one son, Ray Schneider to this marriage and Wallace brought one son, Steven Smith. On January 16, 1961, she and Wally welcomed Brett Reed Smith into the world.
Winona and Wally enjoyed 9-pin bowling and evenings at the local VFW. Family was very important to Winona and she was known for feeding her family and any friend or neighbor who happened to stop by. Her most requested dishes were chicken and dumplings and sweet rice and she enjoyed passing those recipes on to her children. She loved Wally, children and grandchildren deeply and fiercely.
She is predeceased by her parents and her beloved husband, Wally, son Ray, stepson Steven, her sister Iris and brother in law Ernst Schraub and nephew, Dwight.
She is survived by her son, Brett and wife Jennifer, her grandchildren Jake Smith (wife Megan), Sara Celli (husband Cameron), Sarah and Hannah. Winona is also survived by three great grandchildren, Tyler, Jackson and Bear. Tammi Smith, the mother of her grandchildren, also survives her.
Family and friends are welcome at her burial, which will be at Ft. Sam Houston cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her husband on July 24th, 2018 at 1:15 p.m.
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