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Deloris  Goldsmith

Deloris Davis Goldsmith

Wednesday, November 18th, 1931 - Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
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Deloris Jean (Davis) Goldsmith entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 14th from 4 to 6 PM at OakCrest Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held the following day, Monday June 15th at 11 AM, also at OakCrest Funeral Home, with the Rev. Roy Marshall officiating. Burial to follow at Waco Memorial Park.

Deloris was born November 18, 1931 in Fairfield, TX, the second-born daughter of the late William Eugene and Evalena (Cannon) Davis. She grew up in Fairfield Texas, graduating from Fairfield High School in 1949. She married her high school sweetheart and was blessed with a son, Wendell Blake, in 1955. While she relished being a parent, she also yearned for something more. Deloris was a beautiful young woman with an adventurous and generous spirit, so when Blake was old enough to begin school, she too decided to pursue higher education. First by attending Baylor University, graduating in 1965 and then the New York School of Interior Design, graduating in 1970. Her love of interior design was most apparent in her home, her surroundings and to those closest to her. Professionally, she began her career by working at State Farm Insurance Company. This was followed by many years working for, and ultimately retiring from, the Texas Department of Highways and Transportation. She often fondly referred to herself and her colleagues as members of the “Road & Bridge Gang”.

Deloris had a passion for community service. She was a member of Lake Shore Baptist Church in Waco, TX. She also enjoyed many years as an active member of the Lions Club of Waco’s and was committed to their mission and vision. She held an executive position within the organization and served on various committees throughout the years. Following retirement, she continued her support, maintaining an active membership most of her adult life.

When thinking of Deloris, many fine qualities come immediately to mind. “Devotion”, because of her love for God, family and friends; “Generosity”, because there was nothing she wouldn’t do for those she loved; “Fun Loving”, because of her wit and wonderful sense of humor; and “Sophistication”, because she was beautiful, presenting herself with grace and professionalism in all her endeavors.

It was during the 1980’s that she met the love of her life, Robert Lee Goldsmith. They married on May 20, 1987 and celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2017. Deloris and Robert remained devoted to one another until his passing later that same year. Deloris took great joy in time spent with her sisters, nieces and nephews. She truly shined most when spending time with children. Her devotion to her family, especially her husband, Robert and her baby sister, Donna Lynn was absolute and second only to her love for God. When asked of her family to share a biblical verse that came readily to mind when thinking of Deloris, they chose “Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them… Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.” Romans 12:9-10 NLT. They felt this verse was representative of her love for others. Deloris, better known to her family as “Dee Dee”, will be greatly missed and will remain forever in the hearts of her family and friends.

Deloris was preceded in death by her parents, William Eugene and Evalena (Cannon) Davis; her husband Robert Lee Goldsmith; her son, Wendell Blake Stroud; her sister, Margie Nell Mullen and husband, Deward; her sister, Joline Rochell and husband, Jeff; her brother-in-law, Larry Ritter; and her daughter-in-law, Penny K Pierce-Stroud.

Deloris is survived by her sister, Donna Lynn Ritter; her children, Michael Keith Goldsmith and wife, Ann; Sheryl Lynn (Goldsmith) Bartlett and husband, Scott; Ruthann (Goldsmith) Matus and husband, Thomas; Troy Carter Goldsmith and wife, Velia; A host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren; as well as a number of close friends.

The family would like to express our gratitude to the staff and professionals of Visiting Angels, The Atrium of Bellmead and Bluebonnet Hospice for their assistance and guidance.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 14th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Sunday, June 14th, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    Address
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
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    Notes
    Please abide by social distancing guidelines while inside our facility. Facial coverings are preferred but not required.
  • Service

    Monday, June 15th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, June 15th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    Address
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Due to COVID-19 mandates and social distancing guidelines, only 70 individuals will be allowed in our chapel at any given time.
    Officiant
    Rev. Roy Marshall
  • Interment

    Location
    Waco Memorial Park
    Address
    6623 Interstate 35 South
    Robinson, TX 76706
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Lola Hampton

Posted at 09:18pm
Our Dear Sweet Aunt Dee Dee will keep us smiling with many happy memories.
Simply put, She was a "Jewell".
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With Love, Deward, and Margie's Family

Posted at 08:10pm
"Deloris Goldsmith", Our Sweet Aunt Dee Dee, will remain in our hearts forever.
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Stacy Howard

Posted at 04:32pm
Dear Family of Deloris Goldsmith,
Our Bluebonnet Hospice Family is remembering you this week and keeping you in our prayers. May beautiful memories bring you comfort and carry you through these days.
Please accept our sincere condolences,
The Owners and Staff of Bluebonnet Health Services (Hospice)
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