Cover photo for Janice Wilder Smith's Obituary
Janice Wilder Smith Profile Photo
1926 Janice 2022

Janice Wilder Smith

May 9, 1926 — November 12, 2022

Alpine, Texas

Janice Wilder Smith passed away on November 12, 2022, in hospice care in Brownwood, TX. She was born May 9, 1926, in central Texas, the youngest of 8 children. She met Larry Smith, and they were married in 1948. Together they built a life that took them to New Orleans, Houston, and Dallas, before finally settling in Alpine, TX for their retirement in 1985.During their time in Alpine they spent many hours volunteering at the Museum of the Big Bend, Ft Davis Historical site, and the Sunshine House. People will remember them as Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause from the many appearances they made every holiday season. Jan was an avid gardener and quilter and wrote the column “Talk Around the Quilt” for the Alpine Avalanche. She was well known among family and friends for her extraordinary good nature, her positive attitude, and her perservering spirit. She was truly an example of what a good human being should be. She was preceded in death by all of her siblings, one grandchild, and her beloved husband Larry. She is survived by 4 children , 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. A memorial of her wonderful life will be held in Alpine on Dec 3, 2022. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Sunshine House.

Services have been entrusted to Alpine Memorial Funeral Home in Alpine, Texas.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Janice Wilder Smith, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Alpine Memorial Funeral Home

209 W Sul Ross Ave, Alpine, TX 79830

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Interment following funeral service

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 7

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree