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Vida Smith (Compton)

Vida Cheryl Smith Compton, 70, of Wharton passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Oakbend Medical Center in Richmond, TX. She was born February 6, 1947 in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Houston, TX to James Thomas Smith, Jr. and Nettie Ruth Yohn.

Vida was a Christian. She loved her grandchildren “to the moon & back times infinity”. They were her pride and joy. She bragged about them to everyone that she met. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and knitting.

Being able to “Facebook” with her friends was a joy for her as she was able to keep in touch with those she loved both near and far on a daily basis.

In her earlier years, she enjoyed CB radioing where she was known by her CB handle “Big Momma”.

She also loved to dance and her favorite flowers were yellow roses. During her career, she was licensed Cosmetologist, Law Enforcement Officer & Dispatcher for the City of Clute and a School Bus Driver affectionately known by her students as “Momma Compton”.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her son, John Andrew Compton and wife Candy of Clute; daughter, Natalia Ruth Compton Langlinais and husband Paul of Angleton; brother, James “Tommy” Thomas Smith, III of Concan, TX; Grandchildren, Brady Langlinais and Brooke Langlinais, both of Angleton, Carmin Compton and Keean Compton, both of New Braunfels, Jaxon Compton, Jagger Compton, Caleb Mitchell, Christian Mitchell and Cayden Mitchell, all of Clute; her special friend & caretaker, Paul Wasicek of Wharton; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

Online condolences may be left for the family by signing her guestbook at

Final arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Angleton. (979) 849-8800.

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09/05/17 11:12 AM #1    

Bill Marshall

Vida, you are no longer with us, but we will remember you and your "antics..." forever.  Vida was the first person I ever knew with the name Vida.....the name was as unique as she was.  I did not have classes with Vida in high school, and never was around her much during high school.  I feel that I got to know Vida thru her Facebook postings....those were always a hoot to read and think about.  She did not let anyone "bully" her on facebook and could get off a pretty good response to anyone who diagreed with her.  I did not always agree with her opinion, but I sure enjoyed reading how she responded.  I also got to know her better during our last two reunions.  The conversations were never long enough, but always enjoyable.  REST IN PEACE my friend. 

09/06/17 08:04 AM #2    

Judy Stephenson (Clifford)

Vida was a blessing to me in our junior and senior year at Brazosport High....we had Mr. Jim Phillips for government together in our junior year and became "school buddies". We sure gave Mr. Phillips a run for his pay check but he loved every minute of it. Vida; you were a friend when I had no other, you put a smile on my face when I only felt like crying, you encouraged me when I had no hope, you pushed me to go on when I had no desire to do so.....I know you had a special place in Heaven just waiting for you because you were such an amazing  person here on Earth. You loved your children and were a wonderful Mother, you loved God and let him and everyone else know it, you loved your friends with a passion and you loved living.....kick up those heels and do a jig with my sweet husband and all those that went before you. You will be missed by all left here to mourn your passing to that ever after home.

With Love, Admiration and Thankfulness for your friendship....

Judy Stephenson Clifford

09/06/17 08:12 PM #3    

Jerry Wayne Dugat

I have a few regrets in life and one of them was that I did not know Vita as well as she knew me.  Vita and I talked more after High School than in High School, but when you talked to her you felt like that you had been best friends all of your life.  She always made you feel like that what you were saying was the most important thing in her life.  If something happened to you, she wanted to know about it.  If she disagreed with your views, it was not as important as the fact that you had an opinion.  I guess we have been best friends forever.

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