Martha Fae Huffman Smith
September 10, 1943 – January 21, 2023
Martha Fae Huffman Smith passed from this life peacefully at her home in Tullos, La. surrounded by her family on January 21, 2023.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, Hardtner Huffman and Mildred Roark Huffman, aunt, Fae Roark, her in-laws, Gerald B. Weaver and Ruth Rice Weaver, brother-in-law Michael Weaver, grandson, Hart Deville and great grandchildren, Tristan Boyd, Noah Brooks Newsom and Emily Katherine Newsom.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, William “Bill” W. Smith, daughters: Karen Smith Newsom (Keith), Becky Smith Helton (Robert) and Shelly Smith Deville (Brent), seven grandchildren Karley Newsom Broussard (Connor), Kramer Newsom (Lauren), Kyra Deville, Eli Deville, Laura Helton and Robert Helton, III.
Seven great-grandchildren: Charli Deville, Lexi Boyd, Knox Newsom, Denton Broussard, Baker Broussard, Natalie Helton and Christina Bennett.
One brother, Henry Raymond Huffman (Gerri) and a host of family and friends.
Martha was born on September 10, 1943, to the union of Hardtner Huffman and Mildred Roark Huffman. She was a graduate of LaSalle High School and Northeastern State University with a degree in Elementary Education.
On July 10, 1965, she was united in marriage to William “Bill” W. Smith, Jr. They enjoyed a long, happy marriage and provided a loving home for their daughters. She retired from LaSalle Parish School Board, after a twenty-seven years of teaching and loving her many students.
In addition to teaching, she loved to draw/paint, play the piano, travel and breed/show champion Wire Fox Terriers. Her greatest love was spending time with her family in Louisiana and New York state.
Some of her civic and community activities were belonging to the Wire Fox Terrier Club of America, Central States Wire Fox Terrier Club, Order of the Eastern Star, and serving on the Tullos Town Council.
Wife, Mother, and Nannie were her favorite titles and she took them very seriously. She dedicated her life to her family making sure we were supported in all our endeavors and loved beyond measure.
Martha will be remembered and honored at a memorial service at Riser and Son Funeral Home, Olla Tuesday, January 24, 2023. Visitation will be at 12:00 PM with service proceeding at 1:00 PM.