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Elinda Lou Smith Hoff Dittmar

In Loving Memory

Elinda Lou Smith Hoff Dittmar

2/17/1941 - 1/14/2018

Elinda Lou Smith Hoff Dittmar passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at her home in Webster, Texas with her beloved husband, Frank Dittmar by her side.  Elinda was born February 17, 1941 to her late parents Sadie Edna Purdom Smith and Carl Dewey Smith. 

Lin, as many called her, was a member of the first graduating class of South Houston High School in 1959.  She attended Lillie Jolly School of Nursing in 1961.  She then attended Braniff Flight Attendant School and worked for the airlines through 1963.  On her flight route from Houston through Chicago she met Thomas Hoff and they married in 1963 and had two sons, Thomas Keith Hoff and Daniel Joseph Hoff.  Lin raised her sons in the Houston area and worked for Trunkline Gas Pipeline and was a very active volunteer with the Braniff Clipped Wings organization.  She then became a pharmaceutical representative and covered the Houston area from 1977 through her retirement in 2001.  On the side Lin enjoyed being an Avon representative.  In April of 1997 Lin married the Love of her Life, Frank Dittmar.  They shared their love for traveling, camping, & spending time with their grandchildren.  Lin adored her grandchildren and her favorite moments was watching them play their sports or attending dance events. She was also blessed with many friends, old and new.

Lin will be remembered for being a devoted mother, grandmother & friend, how proud she was of her family, the strength & courange she showed through raising her sons, building her careers and her hard fought battle with cancer, and most special was her love for Our Lord, Jesus Christ. 

Lin is survied by her husband; siblings, Rhana K. Williams and Carl Smith; children, Thomas Hoff and wife Tammy, Daniel Hoff and wife Kimberly, Frank Dittmar and wife Chrissy, Mark Dittmar and wife Kelly, Amanda Janton and husband Jeremy; grandchildren, Daniel Hoff, Thomas M. Hoff, Ryan Hoff, Jessica Hoff, Kirsti Roberts, Sean Roberts, Michael Dittmar, Christa Dittmar, Shane Dittmar, Faith Dittmar, Lillian Howard, Sage Stevens, Benjium Dittmar, Sarah Dittmar, Bailey Janton, and Sarah Jantonn; greatgrand Children, Shay Dittmar; nieces, Sonya Smith, Deborah Smith, Jenny Carter; nephew, Darren Williams; numerous counsins and a long list of friends. 

Heaven has gained the most beautiful Angel who will continue to watch over us & guide us with her love.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Gateway Church, 760 Clear Lake City Blvd, Webster, Texas 77598, with Pastor Tom Louis officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the Dittmar family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

January 19,2018 - 9:48 am


I'm so sorry for your family's loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. 2 Cor 1:3,4. You have my condolences.


January 21,2018 - 6:28 pm

Mary Cross

May wonderful memories of this good and dear woman comfort all of us in our loss.


January 23,2018 - 10:42 pm

Andra Oyler

My heart goes out to the family. Frank, you were her Everything. “Weep not of my loss when I am gone, but tears of joy because I have entered Heaven!” C.S. Lewis


January 24,2018 - 7:38 pm

Chel Pompa

I'm so sorry for your loss. On behalf of my family, you're all in our prayers.


January 22,2018 - 5:06 pm

Michael Franklin

I am so sorry to hear of Lin's passing. She was such a lovely soul and always so kind !


January 30,2018 - 9:26 am


Our hearts are with you and also filled with nothing but kind thoughts for Lin. She was the role model of a loving Mom and great friend. God bless you.


January 22,2018 - 5:32 pm

Glenda Barnes

I am sorry to hear about Lin. She was always so sweet and kind. I met her at a monthly meeting we attended in Webster. Thoughts and prayers to her family.


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