Julia Evelyn Smith New of Derby, one of 12 children of Gordon B. Smith and Roberta W. Watkins, died on October 2, 2020, one day after her birthday, at the age of 93.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 43 years, Laxton H. New, her son Kevin New, and son-in-law Jerome Horton and siblings Monroe Smith, Lou Brown, Phillip Smith, Mary Cockrell, Nell Jackson, Robert Smith and Lillian Brooker.
Julia is survived by siblings David/Mary Smith, Sue Burns, Gale/Dan Woell and Ollie Tanner, she is also survived by her children Joanna Horton, Nancy/Donnie Barnes, Holly/Butch Vaughan, Bonny/Roy White, Larry New, Lexie/John Stewart, and Deanna New, grandchildren Chad Vaughan, Heather/Eddie Puente, Judd/Jessica Barnes, Trey Stewart, Alex Stewart, Charles Stewart, Lauren New, Laxton N. New, Ashton New and Austin New and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was laid to rest next to her husband and her youngest son during a private graveside service on October 9, her son Kevin’s birthday. Memorials may be made to South Texas Children’s Ministries or a charity of choice.
Funeral arrangements were under the directions of the Hurley Funeral Home, Pearsall.