Jamie M. Falvella Foster Smith a resident of Hallettsville, Texas and formally of Kenedy, Texas, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Lavaca Medical Center in Hallettsville, Texas, at the age of 76 years, 3 months and 20 days.
Jamie was born on November 23, 1937 in Alice, Texas the daughter of James William and Lois Henderson Falvella. She graduated from Kenedy High School, Class of 1956 and from Texas A&I College in 1960. In 2000, Jamie retired as a Special Education teacher for the Kenedy Independent School District.
Mrs. Smith is preceded in death by her father, James William Falvella; her husband, Malcom C. Smith and brother, Frank Falvella. She is survived by her first husband, Fritz Foster; her mother, Lois Falvella; her daughter, Kathleen Foster of Austin; her sons, James Foster and wife Janet of Hallettsville, Joe Foster of Kenedy, and Jeff Foster of Corpus Christi; and her grandchildren, Preslie Foster, Gunnar Janak, and Jacki Foster.
The family will receive friends and relatives beginning, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M., Thursday, March 20, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Kenedy, Texas with Rev. Tim Williams officiating. Interment will follow at the Kenedy Cemetery. Serving as pall bearers will be, Joe Foster, Jeff Foster, Shelby Dupnik, Fred Nichols, Jamie Brown and Gunnar Janak.