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Juanita Smith Benzer

Obituary for Juanita Smith Benzer

July 4, 1940 - July 15, 2017
Austin, Texas | Age 77

Loving Mother


Juanita Smith Benzer, 77, of Austin, passed away Saturday, July 15, while surrounded by her loving family. Juanita was born on July 4, 1940, in Houston, Texas.

Juanita was preceded in death by her parents Carl W. Smith and Alice M. Smith. She is survived by her children Lori Berger, Darrell Mica and wife Peggy, Rhonda Arvanitas and husband Jeff, and Carl Mica and wife Tara. Juanita also leaves behind four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and her beloved pets BeeGee and Tye.

Juanita was a long-time member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Austin. She retired from the University of Texas at Austin, College of Education, and owned and operated a wedding consulting business in Austin for several years afterward.

The family would like to express their gratitude to her doctors, her home caregivers and Seton Medical Center Austin.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 17, at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 North Lamar Blvd., Austin. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Austin. A prayer service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flatonia. Entombment will follow in Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Juanita to The Seton Fund, 1201 W 38th St., Austin, TX 78705.

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Austin, TX 78705
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