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Violet Louise "Vi" Smith Rhodes
Birth: Jun. 2, 1919
Jasper
Jasper County
Texas, USA
Death: May 30, 2012
Harlingen
Cameron County
Texas, USA

Violet was born in Jasper Texas to Roy and Lola (Sheffield) Smith. She was an avid gardener, quilter and crossword puzzler (NY Times in ink). She loved to read and had hundreds of books in her personal library. During WWII she was one of the first female flight instructors in the US Navy. She attended Rice Institute(University) where she met and later married Jesse M Rhodes, on April 1, 1946. She was graduated from the University of Houston with a BA in accounting in 1952.

She worked for Oteco Inc, Goldfield Enterprises and was retired from Southwestern Bell in Houston in 1985. She moved to Caldwell and devoted the latter part of her life to her grandchildren and their friends. In Caldwell she was known as "Miss Vi" and for her daily walks around town.

She was preceded in death by her parents, nine siblings and her husband. She is survived by her children Sandra (David) King of Harlingen, and Glenn (Gail) Rhodes of Caldwell, grandchildren Andi (Cash) Shurley of San Francisco, Jessica (John) Muennink of Houston and Jennifer Hoffman of College Station, great grandsons Parker Hoffman, Knox and Gibson Shurley, and many nieces and nephews.

Violet was an exceptional woman with great strength of character. She was loved and will be missed.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Roy Revel Smith (1889 - 1942)
  Lola Louella Sheffield Sell (1898 - 1957)
 
 Spouse:
  Jesse Merle Rhodes (1922 - 1971)*
 
 Children:
  Sandra Elayne Rhodes King (1947 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Clereta Morgan (1916 - 2001)*
  Violet Louise Smith Rhodes (1919 - 2012)
  Johnny Revel Smith (1920 - 2011)*
  Floyd Vernon Smith (1924 - 2010)*
  Alice Marie Smith Anding (1927 - 2008)*
  Lovey Lou Smith (1930 - 1930)*
  Sylvia Sue Smith (1932 - 1932)*
  Roy Smith (1934 - 1934)*
  Ray Smith (1934 - 1934)*
  Jimmy Smith (1936 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Her ashes are buried next to her father, Roy Revel Smith
 
Burial:
Jasper City Cemetery
Jasper
Jasper County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Sandy King
Record added: Jun 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91171643
Violet Louise Vi <i>Smith</i> Rhodes
Added by: Sandy King
 
Violet Louise Vi <i>Smith</i> Rhodes
Added by: Sandy King
 
 
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- Bettie♥
 Added: Jun. 9, 2012
Vi,I will never forget your kindness to me when I was a teenager. Yes, you were an exceptional woman!
- Enod
 Added: Jun. 2, 2012
My little Mommy I love and miss you.
- Sandy
 Added: Jun. 1, 2012
 
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