Joan Shafer Smith

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Joan Shafer Smith, a resident of New Braunfels, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at her home at the age of 63. Joan was born on January 26, 1950 in Shreveport, LA to Roy Robert Shafer and Norma Jane Baldridge Shafer. Always having a concern for others and their well being, Joan took up a career as a CNA. Survivors include her children, Randy and Sonia Meaux and Robert Meaux; grandchildren, Tristan Meaux, Trace McNeil, Savana Meaux and Caleb Meaux. In addition, she is also survived by her beloved pet dog, Sadie. Known as our dearest “Gran”, she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A memorial service is scheduled for 1:00 PM on Friday, November 8, 2013 at the Lux Funeral Home Chapel. All services will end at the conclusion of the memorial service.

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  1. I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Joan’s sudden passing. Although I didn’t know her long I found her to a delightful woman.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. -Friend of Robert & Rachael Meaux (son and daughter in law of Joan)and Tristyn Meaux (Joans grandson)

  3. God of mercy, look kindly on Your servant “Gran” Joan Smith. Give her the fullness of Your peace, joy and eternal love. We make our prayer in the Name of Jesus, Who is our risen Lord now and forever. Amen. Gran, there are no goodbyes for us, wherever you are, you will always be in our hearts. Rest in peace and know that we will never forget you. We love you, Armando & Olivia Martinez, Christina Martinez and Cristian Hernandez

  4. Gran I am so heartbroken that you are not here with us anymore, but I know your in a beautiful peaceful place-God’s home. Mark, Christopher, Alexandria, Joel and I will always love and miss you. We were blessed to know you and you will always be our Gran .The memories we shared as a family will forever be in my heart.

  5. The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.(Psalm 23) We are deeply sorry for your loss.

  6. My condolences to the family. I worked with Joan and enjoyed her company. She was a very funny, sweet lady. She will be missed.

  7. Joan and i work together for a couple of years. Joan was a sweet lady and very fun. We had loads of fun together. She will be missed.

  8. I am so sorry we never connected after I left. Louisiana.We moved to Texas and it was hard to visit friends as we did come to Oil City. To this day I do wish we had had a visit! I will always remember you being one of my childhood friends.

  9. Joan was one of the amzing, compassionate loving people that I ever worked with. She gave it her all and went beyond the call of duty. I know she can see this from heaven. You saved my kiester on more than one occasion as a charge nurse at colonial. We did have some creative moments in that we both loved our patients dearly and went the extra mile. It was fun working with you-we had a blast. Love you and miss you. Condolences to your family your friend Denise

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