Helen Delores Smith
12/12/1943 - 6/9/2012
Helen Smith, 68, of Hutto, Texas formerly of Philadelphia, Pa and Waco, TX, passed away Saturday, June 9 at her residence. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Helen was born December 12, 1943 in Philadelphia, to Bernard and Rita (Dugan) McFadden. She graduated from Cardinal Dougherty Catholic High School in 1961 and married Ronny Smith December 7, 1965. She was employed for 25 years at SEPTA, becoming the first female Transportation Operations Supervisor until retiring in 1996 as a Operation Controller in the Operation Center . Helen was an avid reader and loved Dr. Pepper. She was preceded in death by her parents; and 3 sisters, Bernadette McFadden, Anne Donofry and Rita Jean Warren. Survivors include her husband, Ronny Smith of Hutto, TX; daughter, Jessica Lake and her husband, Stan of NJ; sons, Ronny Smith Jr. of Hutto, TX and John Smith of NJ; sister, Karen Montgomery of IN; sister -in-law; Alice Ketchum; brothers, Francis McFadden of PA. Joseph McFadden of PA, James McFadden of AZ and Bernard McFadden of PA; her grandchildren, Kaitlin Fitzsimmons, Madison Lake, Victoria Lake, Kevin Smith and Kayla Smith; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.