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Stella Elizabeth Smith

July 12, 1949 ~ July 14, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old


Stella Elizabeth (Beth) Smith was born in Cleburne, Texas on July 12, 1949 to Walter Burdette and Walterine (Newby) Burdette. She married D.L. Smith on April 19, 1965. 

She passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday July 14, 2023 from a short bout with liver cancer she was at home with her family. 

Beth grew up in the Cleburne and Fort Worth area before moving to Burleson in 1975. She worked at various manufacturing companies and many of the school cafeterias in the Burleson School District. 

Beth was a devoted wife to D.L., a loving mother to Donna and Donnie. After the Grandkids and Great Grandkids were born they became the center of her life. She would do anything for anyone but she lived for the Grandkids 

Beth loved sewing and crafting and would go to garage sales any chance she could. She loved getting the grocery store ads every week and listing out her grocery list. She would get upset if she didn't get the ads in the mail. So Donna would go to the stores and get the sales paper for her so she could make her shopping list. She could and would spend hours walking around Walmart and the Dollar Tree. She always loved to be in the kitchen cooking or baking. 

She always looked forward to the daily phone call from her sister Cindy. 

Beth was proceeded in death by her husband D.L., her parents Walterine Brand and Walter Burdette, sister Tracy Fencil, Brothers Larry Burdette, Eddie Brand and Bobby Morris 

She is survived by her children 

Donna Allen and husband Preston 

Donnie Smith and wife Mitzi 


Grandson Justin Everitt and wife Aimee 

Granddaughter Bailey Smith and husband Josh 

Granddaughter Carragan Allen 

Granddaughter Amber Piepiora 

Great Grandkids: 

Aubree Smith, Cash Blakeney, Easton Everitt,and Baker Everitt 

Sister Cindy Birmingham and husband Gary 

Sister Beverley Hunsuckle 

Brother Ricky McElroy 

Sister Willette and Husband Ed 

Brother Terry Brand and wife Alma 

Sister Mary Maxom 

And a host of nieces and nephews 

Visitation Monday July,17 2023 6-8pm Funeral Service Tuesday July 18, 2023 Mountain Valley funeral home 

3407 SW Wilshire Blvd. Joshua, texas 

Interment Rosehill Cemetery Cleburne, Texas 


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July 17, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mountain Valley Funeral Home
3407 SW Wilshire Blvd.
Joshua, Texas 76058

Funeral Service
July 18, 2023

2:00 PM
Mountain Valley Funeral Home
3407 SW Wilshire Blvd.
Joshua, Texas 76058

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July 18, 2023

3:00 PM
Rosehill Cleburne
Intersection of E. 2nd St. and Island Grove Rd.
Cleburne, Texas 76031


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