Tindall, Jane Smith

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January 26, 1929 - July 6, 2018

Tindall, Jane Smith

Jane Smith Tindall was born on January 26th 1929 in Hampton, Virginia.  She left our world on July 6th, 2018 at the age of 89.

Jane grew up in Hampton, Virginia where she discovered her interest in both theater and art during her time at Hampton High School.  She later attended Longwood University where she received a degree in teaching allowing her to teach art in the middle school.

She met her future husband, Howard Wilson Tindall Jr. (Bill), designing sets for the community theater in Hampton.

In 1963, they relocated to Houston, Texas. and settled in the small town of Friendswood, Texas where Bill’s career with the NACA/ NASA program evolved.   There she shared her southern hospitality entertaining many of Bill’s NASA connections at both home and their beach house on Bolivar.  Jane was active in the Methodist church in Friendswood, taught art lessons in a studio at her home, was involved with Delphians and was a loving and dedicated mom to her four children, as well as the neighborhood kids.  As her children aged, she opened her own interior design business Jane S Tindall Designs.

Among other residence, she particularly enjoyed Washington DC where she enjoyed all the museums and her summer stays at their family home on Cape Cod. Her last 25 years were in Coppell, where she had very loving friends and was active with FUMC Coppell, several bridge groups, literary guild, gardening, painting and knitting.

She was preceded in death by her parents Claude Alan Smith and Ruby Walker Smith, her husband Howard Wilson Tindall Jr. and sister Phyllis.

Survived by her children, Dana Tindall and daughter-in-law Karen Tindall,  Mark Tindall, Amy Waddill, Tiki Williams and son-in–law Chris Williams. Grandchildren, Howard Jason Harmon, Blake Waddill, Fletcher Tindall, Joel Tindall, Elizabeth Williams and Sara Williams and many great grandchildren.  She will be greatly missed.

Memorial Services are planned for Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 2:00PM

First United Methodist Church of Coppell
420 S Heartz Rd
Coppell, Texas 75019
Reception to follow in Fellowship Hall

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nature Conservancy on Cape Cod or Leukemia Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
214-306-6700

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Cheryl Ward

July 22, 2018 10:54PM

Thankful, grateful and blessed to have shared so many years of friendship with Jane, I will truly miss her wisdom, kindness and laughter! And my annual luncheon to have a lobster roll with her in Orleans.❤️❤️❤️


Karen Ivy

July 21, 2018 9:15AM

I knew Jane through the FUMC Thursday Reading Group. She was always so pleasant and had truly insightful comments. Jane was a jewel who loved and encouraged so many.


Dorothy Skeels

July 19, 2018 5:39PM

Jane was a wonderful friend to all. She was always positive and gracious and everyone loved her. She will be missed by her many friends and family.


The Broussard Marlow Family

July 18, 2018 9:11PM

Dearest Tindall Family,
We are terribly sad and sorry to hear about our precious friend, Jane. Knowing her was one of the highlights in our lives, and she will be very missed. I pray that all of you with have strength and courage as you continue on with your own lives. As anyone who knew Jane would know, she would want this. We love all of you.


Jeanine McDonald

July 18, 2018 8:35PM

A lovlier woman, I have never known. Her kindness and generosity are unmatched. I consider myself among the lucky ones for having known Jane. I so enjoyed my time with her-whether inside or out! I’ll miss Jane greatly and always. She was such a true, good friend. And now the lovely angel has her wings! Much love for her and to her caring family.


patsyrand@sbcglobal.net

July 18, 2018 7:46PM

Jane, a life well-lived. She shared her friendship and talents easily. She will be missed by family and friends and especially those in Coppell, on the Cape and all of us long-time friends from Friendswood. Her talents will be ongoing through the students she taught.