Helen Doris Smetak


Helen Doris Smetak of Fort Stockton passed away Saturday May 5 in Midland at the age of 84 years. She was born on December 31, 1933, in Cotulla to Phillip and Maude Saul. Helen was a lifetime resident of Fort Stockton.

She sang in the choir and was a member of Saint Agnes Catholic Church. She was a bookkeeper and cashier at Winkler’s Department Store for over thirty years and also worked at Casa de Modas later in her life.

She knew everybody in Fort Stockton from her work. Helen loved her family, reading, Elvis, George Strait, and her cats. She was kind, gentle and was always thinking of others. Helen is survived by her daughters, Linda Smetak-Miller and husband Mark of Midland, Terri Claycomb and husband Eddy of Dallas; her sister, Donna Jean Saul; her grandchildren, Catelyn Silapachai, Clif Claycomb, and Caleb Claycomb.

Helen is preceded in death by her husband, A. J. Smetak; her parents; her brothers, Gerald Saul, Lightsey Saul, and Jimmy Saul. Graveside service will be on Wednesday, May 9 beginning at 3:00 p.m. at East Hill Cemetery. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.heritagefuneralhomeofthebigbend.com