Kathleen Clements Smith–Kathy Clements Smith, 61, of Granbury, Texas, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018. VISITATION: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Wiley’s Funeral Home in Granbury. MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Wiley’s Funeral Home. The family invites you to join them in a celebratio…read more
Kathleen Clements Smith–Kathy Clements Smith, 61, of Granbury, Texas, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018. VISITATION: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Wiley’s Funeral Home in Granbury. MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Wiley’s Funeral Home. The family invites you to join them in a celebration of her life at Stumpy’s Lakeside Grill following the memorial service Thursday. Donations may be made in Kathy’s honor to the American Cancer Society.
Kathy was born in Baytown, Texas, on December 16, 1956. She was married to Phil Smith on May 31, 1980, in Granbury, Texas. Kathy was a member of Tolar Church of Christ. Kathy was preceded in death by her mother, Jewell Clements; father, Jim Clements, and sister Michael “Mickey” Davis.
SURVIVORS: She is survived by husband, Phil Smith; children, Florence Slusarski and her husband Tim Slusarski, Angie King, Jake Smith; five grandchildren Brady King, Callen King, Lily King, Kade Slusarski, Cameron Slusarski; and sister Cindy Blewett.
Kathy was previously employed as the Director of Hood County Merchants Association and the Lifestyles editor for Hood County News. Her hobbies included participating and organizing Civil War Reenactments. She was a member of the 36th Texas Cavalry CSA (Dismounted) Reenactment Unit. She portrayed the role of Miss Libby, strolling among the camp sites encouraging the troops. She was an amazing seamstress and made her own clothes for the reenactments. Kathy loved all things outdoors and especially camping with her family on the Frio River at Garner State Park. She taught her children and grandchildren how to dance at the park pavilion and even asked to have her ashes scattered on the dancefloor. Kathy enjoyed cooking gourmet meals and her grandkids couldn’t wait for some of Nana’s cooking. She loved her grandchildren and always had a funny story to tell them. She taught them to love God, smile, laugh, love others, and how to eat at the dinner table correctly. Kathy was proud to teach her grandchildren about their southern heritage. She was so Texan that she knew how to do the Two-step, Three-step, Shottische, Waltz, and Cotton-Eyed Joe at birth. She often bragged that she lived in Granbury before the lake even existed. Kathy had a special bond with her sisters and they both played an important role in her life. They traveled to Ireland to celebrate their Irish heritage and enjoyed their sister trips. She had no middle name so her grandmother tagged her with S.A. to take its place. Kathy deeply loved her Labrador Doc Holliday Smith and felt that God put him in her life to love as another son. She was a person with the utmost faith in God, as steadfast as the sun rising the next morning. Known lovingly as KC by some, she was a straight talker, co-conspirator, music lover, comedic storyteller, keeper of memories, hostess with the mostest, historian, philanthropist and chef. She could lift your spirits when you were down. Throughout her battle with cancer, there was never an ounce of self-pity or complaint, it was simply a bump in the road.
Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wiley Funeral Home
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Wiley Funeral Home
Celebration of Life:
Stumpy’s Lakeside Grill
following Memorial Service.
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