NameNorma Nelda Smith, Grandmother
Birth Date28 Jan 1913
Birth PlaceBrownwood, Texas
Death Date7 Dec 1988 Age: 75
Death PlaceMonroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
Death MemoRespiratory Failure, Respiratory Arrest, final stage of a lung disease
Burial Date10 Dec 1988
Burial PlaceForest Park Lawndale, Houston, Texas
Soc. Sec. #454-18-0737
FatherBrooke Smith Jr (1887-1930)
MotherKathie Clare Blackburn (1889-1977)
Misc. Notes
The following is a transcription of a note found in the possessions of Mary Fae (Maizie) Jones Smith after her death on January 5, 2000. The note, dated April 1987 expresses some thoughts about her sister-in-law Nelda Smith Baker:

“Nelda would not know how to hear it, much less to answer, I think if I were to voice that she is one of the most inspiring and delightful persons I know. I would not want such a deep feeling on my part to somehow change her, make her feel self-conscious, or worse even: make her try to be more, resulting in a pitiful piety.

Once I sorted it out, I think. Perhaps it’s rooted and grounded in Him, so conversant about Him that she can be her very own human self never apologizing, never explaining herself. She is immersed in Him, making her unafraid of Him and of course, all else. She knows He understands as she knows He loves her all of the tim
1Harry Vivion Baker Jr, Grandfather
Birth Date3 Nov 1913
Birth PlaceHouston, Texas
Death Date10 Nov 1973 Age: 60
Death PlaceMexico City, Mexico
Burial PlaceForest Park Cemetary, Houston, Texas
FatherHarry Vivion Baker Sr (1888-1974)
MotherClara Lucille Sederholm (1893-1963)
Misc. Notes
SSN: 458-24-1101
ChildrenHarry Vivion (1935-1979)
 Nelda Sue (1936-)
 Kathie Lynn (1946-)
 Richard Remley (1947-)
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