Gail Hopson Smith Feb. 25, 1945 ~ Feb. 26, 2013
February 15, 2013, 9:11 am by Staff Reports
Gail was born on Feb. 25, 1945 to Cecil and Dorothy Hopson. She was captain of the school basketball team, head cheerleader, voted Ms. LHS and graduated from Llano High School. She was later inducted in to the LHS Sports Hall of Fame for basketball.
Gail met and married Pete Smith on April 16, 1966 and raised three kids. She received an RN degree and worked for the Llano Hospital for many years and was dedicated to raising awareness about carcinoid cancer. She loved traveling, slot machines and attending the PBR National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas every year. Most of all she loved watching her grandchildren’s school and sports activities.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Pete Smith of Llano; sister, Shirley Appell of Llano; brother, Don Ray Hopson of Trinity, Texas; son, Pete Smith and wife Annalisa of Llano; daughters, Teresa Smith and Travis Simons of Liberty Hill, Texas, and Sharla Smith and Casey Mosier of Llano; grandchildren Ty Smith, Laramie Smith, Reilly Martinez, Cecelia Overstreet, Riley Mosier, Landry Lancaster, Brooke and Kristina Simons.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father and her beloved "Granny,” who raised her.
Visitation was held Thursday, Feb. 28 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Waldrope Hatfield Hawthorne Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held Friday, March 1 at Six Mile Cemetery at 3 p.m. with Reverend Jerald Moore officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, 333 Mamaroneck Avenue # 492 White Plains, New York 10605.
Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. Llano. E-mail condolences may be sent to email@example.com or you may log onto www.whhfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
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