Doris Leathel Smith Ashe, 1921-2012
Doris Leathel Smith Ashe, 90, was called to heaven Monday, July 16, 2012. Lea was born in Anahuac, TX on December 27, 1921, just minutes before her twin sister, Dorothy Eathel. Lea was preceded in death by her parents, Altha Mercedes Sales and Obie Oliver Smith; brother, Wesley Smith; and twin sister, Eathel Page.
Lea married her high school sweetheart, Loyde Victor Ashe, Sr. on October 4, 1941. They enjoyed 57 years of marriage before Vic passed away. After army life, Lea and Vic settled in Houston to raise their family. They settled in Humble after his retirement from Shell Oil Co. and then Baytown after the birth of their youngest grandson.
Lea leaves behind her son, Loyde Victor Ashe, Jr. of Gonzales and daughter, Nicole Reasoner and her husband, Bob of Baytown. Lea’s grandchildren are Loyde Victor “Bo” Ashe, III and his wife, Rachel, Michelle and Jason Oliver, Rachelle and Chris Pearson, and Nickolus Ray Reasoner and his wife, Laura. Great grandchildren are Ava Judy and Bo Westen Ashe, Kaylee and Kristen Pearson, Sydney Oliver, and Erik Alexander Reasoner.
Lea loved her family and friends she was always making. She appreciated and loved Nurse Larry (East Wing) and Nurse Gami and PCA Donnie (West Wing) at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital and her caregivers at St. James House of Baytown where she passed away.
A visitation will be held Friday, July 20, 2012 at Navarre Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Services will be Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Navarre Funeral Home with her son officiating. Burial will follow in the Anahuac Cemetery.
In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions may be made to the Community Health Center of South Central Texas, 528 St. George, Gonzales, TX 78629, in care of Penny Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX, 77521 (281) 422-8111.