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Elizabeth Zepeda Natale

Elizabeth Zepeda Natale
  • December 3, 1922 - August 29, 2016
  • Corpus Christi, Texas

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Elizabeth Lynn Smith Zepeda Natale, 74, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, August 29, 2016, at a local hospital, with her family at her side.
Born in Corpus Christi on December 3, 1942 to parents Woodrow W. Smith and Louretta E. Eslinger Smith. Lynn attended Roy Miller High School and was a graduate of Corpus Christi State University.
She began work in the medical profession in the 1970's, eventually owning her own medical billing business. Lynn also taught for many years as an adjunct professor at Del Mar College.
Lynn was involved with Toastmasters, the Bromeliad Society and was a member of American Association of University Women. She was also a longtime member of St. John's United Methodist Church, attending the CCI Sunday School Class.
She is preceded in death by her parents Woodrow Smith of Edna, TX, Louretta E. Smith of Corpus Christi, brother Robert Smith and second husband, John Natale.
Lynn is survived by her four children and their families. Richard Zepeda and sons Jordan and Blair; Lauryn Z. Groppell (John) and children Rebecca, John Robert and Jeffrey; Patrick Zepeda (Shannon) and children Zoe and Milo; Elizabeth Z. Scott (Hale) and sons Quintin and Zerek; and a sister, Sandra S. Campbell (Travis).
The funeral services will take place September 1, 2016, 11am at St. John's United Methodist Church, 5300 S. Alameda; a reception will immediately follow the service.
Interment to be scheduled with a family service at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to any of the following groups: Williams Syndrome Association, The National Kidney Foundation or the ALS Association in loving memory of Lynn.