Geneva Louise Glover Smith
Born on July 21, 1960
GENEVA LOUISE (GLOVER) SMITH
CHAPPELL HILL - Geneva Louise (Glover) Smith of Chappell Hill, departed, Wednesday January 16, 2013, after 52 years, 5 months and 26 days. Born to this Earth, Thursday, July 21, 1960 in Victoria Texas, daughter of Dr. George & Patricia Glover, she passed on after a two year valiant battle with a disease, slightly more persistent than she. Geneva was a writer, rancher and raconteur who possessed an intense passion for all things Texas and America. Her wit, charm and gift to "turn a phrase" brought joy and warmth to all who knew her whether praised or stung by her pen.
A graduate of Chatham Hall in Virginia, and St. Thomas University in Houston. , she became a writer for Atlanta Magazine. During her year as Chappell Hill "Mayor" in 2009, she wrote extensively on topics du jour and occasionally de jure.
Her Blog is http://chappellhillmayor.blogspot.com/. It was her writing goal to touch the hearts and minds of her friends & neighbors. Her ardent devotion to cooking with the Habenero & Jalapeno pepper brought tears of pleasure to her family and those who shared her dinner table.
As a rancher, she pursued her love of animals and nature through the care and management of the Foundation American Quarter Horses raised on her ranch. Her Dot-Bar-Dot, brand, a gift from her Father, became her ranch brand that marked over one hundred colts bred on her ranch. The Dot-Bar-Dot Quarter Horses expressed her own core character and strengths. As a student of of Parelli Savvy Horsemanship, she extended the wisdom and kindness of "partnering" with the family horses. The Chappell Hill community well knew of her efforts to save abused and abandoned animals and never an animal in need was turned away from the ranch and all were found loving homes.
A proud descendent of the American Revolutionary War Brigadier General, John Glover of Marblehead Massachusetts serving under General George Washington, history was the thread knitting her in life's fabric, particularly the Texas blanket; history was yesterday, life is today and tomorrow will be attended to later.
She is survived by her devoted husband, David Smith of Chappell Hill, her mother Patricia Curtis, her great uncle Donald Forney of Troy Ohio, three sisters, Linda Hopwood, Sherry Culberson and Alisa Jones, her nieces and nephews, her two stepchildren Meagan Smith of Austin Texas, John Alex Smith of Houston, Texas and her beloved "Kiddles", Bear, Thompson, Paco, Melissa, her Equine Partner Rusty and the Ranch Remuda
Memorial service will be held at the new, Sanctuary of the Chappell Hill First Baptist Church 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 19th located at FM 2477 & Highway 290 in Chappell Hill. Donations can be made in her name to "True Blue Animal Rescue"; http://www.t-bar.org/index.html.
Memorial Oaks Chapel, Brenham, 979-836-4564.