Diamantina Smith

March 1, 1932 - January 15, 2023
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Diamantina (Diana) Smith, 90, joined our Heavenly Father into eternal peace on Sunday, January 15, 2023.  She was born on March 1, 1932, to parents Pedro and Carmen Garcia Escamilla. She is a descendant from Spain where her grandfather Andres Escamilla settled in the city of Viejo Guerrero, Mexico. She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings Benigno Escamilla, George Escamilla, Beatriz E. Donaghy, Francisca E. Rubio and is survived by her sister Maria E. Ortiz and brother Jose Angel Escamilla.

Diamantina was married to her husband Arturo Smith Sr. for 66 years. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was blessed with six children Arturo Smith Jr., Mark A. Smith, Diana M. Smith-Carter, Assennette Smith-Elizondo, Melinda Y. Smith, and Yvonne Smith-Steed. Her eight grandchildren Michael Smith, Megan Smith, Kristin Smith-Watson, Jamil Jacaman, Jasmin Jacaman, Lauren Smith-Moraida, Madison Steed, Emma Steed and two great-grandchildren Cory Steed and Jonathan Farias.

Diamantina dedicated her life to her family making sure they were always taken care of.  Her children called her “Diamante” (Diamond) as she was the sparkle and strength of the family. She enjoyed the outdoors feeding the birds and working in the garden.  She was a very talented seamstress designing costumes, children’s clothes, and prom dresses for her family.  She was competent in a variety of small skills in home repairs.  She was always busy with projects around the house. Diamantina’s memory will live on through her family and the lives she touched during her time here on earth. Mother will be deeply missed.

The Smith family will be receiving guests on Saturday, January 21, 2023, in the Angelus Chapel at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A prayer service will begin at 7:00 pm. Cremation will be held at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com

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Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

A Prayer Service will begin at 7:00 pm


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Born: March 1, 1932
Died: January 15, 2023

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Mr. & Mrs. Jose Angel Escamilla & Family posted on 1/21/23

Arturo Sr. and Family, Our hearts break over the passing of Diamantina, but we are comforted by knowing that she is rejoicing in Heaven with God and the relatives that have gone before us. On behalf of the Escamilla family, (Joe, Annie, and Angelo) please accept our most deepest condolences. Diamantina will always be in our hearts, and we are saddened to not be able to be amongst family. We are quarantine at home battling Covid-19, but will keep Diamantina's soul and your family in our prayers.


Nelda G. Barrera posted on 1/21/23

Tuti, Assennette, Jamil, Jazmin, and extended Smith/ Jacaman family, our deepest sympathy during this most difficult time. May the Lord comfort your grieving heart and bring you Peace with the Beautiful memories left behind. May God Bless you always, Nelda & Hector Barrera


Diana Castillo posted on 1/18/23

My condolences to the family.


Herrera family posted on 1/17/23

In memory of Diamantina Smith, Herrera family lit a candle


Jose Luis herrera posted on 1/17/23

In memory of Diamantina Smith, Jose Luis herrera lit a candle


Linda Martinez posted on 1/17/23

My most sincere condolences to the family. May she Rest In Peace.


Martha (Rubio) Foreman posted on 1/17/23

My Dear Family, Our hearts are sadden by the loss of such a great Aunt. Just a great reminder that her beautiful smile was just a reflection of the inner beauty she is. I know I can speak for our family in appreciation of all she did for Mom (Fransis as she used to call her) as she battled cancer. She was always at her side. Tio Arturo and my cousins, we love you and we will keep you in prayer. Know that death is just a bridge to eternal life and someday we too will walk that path and be reunited with her, Mom, and the rest of our love ones. Martha (Rubio) Foreman