Mildred Orva Smead obituary photo
 
In Memory of

Mildred Orva Smead

February 9, 1924 - April 2, 2015

Obituary


Mildred Orva Smead, 91, of Midland, Texas passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Parks
Memorial Village in Odessa, Texas after a lengthy period of illness.
Mildred was born February 9, 1924 in Olney, Texas to Robert Orville White and Exa Margret
Grimes. Mildred grew up in Roswell, New Mexico and graduated with honors from high school
in the class of 1942. She had fond memories and friends and acquaintances there.
She was married on August 9, 1942 to the love of her life, George Edward (Ed) Smead.
She...

Mildred Orva Smead, 91, of Midland, Texas passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Parks
Memorial Village in Odessa, Texas after a lengthy period of illness.
Mildred was born February 9, 1924 in Olney, Texas to Robert Orville White and Exa Margret
Grimes. Mildred grew up in Roswell, New Mexico and graduated with honors from high school
in the class of 1942. She had fond memories and friends and acquaintances there.
She was married on August 9, 1942 to the love of her life, George Edward (Ed) Smead.
She and Ed moved to Kermit, Texas where they started Ideal Furniture Company. In 1960, they
moved to Midland, Texas and began Aladdin House Furniture.
She was very active in the Republican Party for many years and was also active in the
Catholic Church and was installed with her husband, Ed, in the Equestrian Knights of the Holy
Sepulcher. Mildred had a sharp, analytical mind and a sense of humor that many will remember
and recall. She was very creative and had a good sense for color and design which she utilized
in their furniture business.
Mildred was preceded in death by her husband Ed and her son, Gregory.
She is survived by her brother, Robert White, Jr. And his wife Shirley of Santa Fe, NM; her
son, Eric Smead and his wife Carolyn of Odessa, TX; five grandchildren, Carol Stocks and
husband Rick of St. Louis, MO, and Sharon Schwab and her husband James of Midland, TX;
Matthew Smead and his wife Sarah of Queen Creek, AZ, Lauren Smead-Devitt and husband
Chad of Lawrenceburg, KY, and Nicholas Smead of Lexington, KY; and two great grandchildren,
Wheeler Stocks and Adelyn Smead.
A visitation with family and friends will be 6 PM to 8 PM Wednesday night, April 8, 2015 at
Ellis Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 3 PM Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. John Van Hoose officiating. Online condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com