Dr. Tom M & Susan K. Smith
Smiths Celebrate 50th
Fifty years ago, Dr. Tom M Smith and Susan Kay Swedlund were married on June 18, 1967, at the First Methodist Church in Weslaco, Texas. Tom was a commissioned officer in the United States Army Dental Branch. After military service, the couple moved to Dallas, Texas, where Tom attended graduate school at Baylor College of Dentistry. In 1972, the family moved to Longview, Texas and established a periodontal practice.
Tom is a graduate of Longview High School, University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, Texas. Susan is a graduate of Edcouch-Elsa High School in the Rio Grande Valley and a graduate of Texas Womans University College of Nursing in Denton, Texas.
They are the proud parents of two married sons. Dr Todd M. Smith and his wife Wendy and three children, Tatum, Clara, and Noah, live in Little Rock, Arkansas. Sterling K. Smith and his wife Jami and three children, Ellis, Emerson and Harper, live in Fairview, Texas.
Susan and Tom have been active in Longview community affairs. Tom is a charter member of the Longview Day Break Kiwanis Club, East Texas Dental Society, American Academy of Periodontics, several dental study clubs and professional organizations. He is a member of Longview Masonic Lodge #404 and The Scottish Rite. Susan has been an active member of the Zonta Clubs, serves on the Advisory Board of Longview Regional Medical Center, and serves on the board of Longview Community Ministries. Both are active in their church work and Bible study. They are members of the First Lutheran Church Chancel Choir.
In April, they celebrated their anniversary with a cruise to Portugal and Spain. Their sons and families hosted a gathering for family and friends on July 15, at their church. Susan and Tom are very grateful and thank our Creator for their many blessings.