Noble Hall Smith (1905-2004)

April 13, 2011

Noble Hall Smith was born and grew up at Granbury, Texas. She was a schoolteacher, band director, and private piano teacher in Crockett County in 1925, when she married rancher Elton Smith. She played the piano and coronet in the Lucky Strike Lady Band and for Lawrence Welk, when he came to San Angelo and to Rankin County Club in the 1920s and 1930s. Noble was always interested in history as a member of Texas Historical Commission, Texas Archaeological Association, and Texas Museum Association.

She was a strong supporter of Permian Historical Society, serving on the Board of Directors for many years and driving hundreds of miles to attend meetings. Noble lived in Van Horn, Texas, and is remembered by all who ever met her as a dear friend and an interesting woman.

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