Marcia Long Smith was born in St. Joseph Missouri on January 30, 1922 and died on December 3, 2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She lived with her brother and grandparents in Graham, Missouri and later graduated from Shawnee Mission High School in Meriam, Kansas. She received a diploma from Felt and Terrant Comtometer School in Oklahoma City and worked in the accounting department of a steel company there at the beginning of WWII. She was married to Milton Edward Smith in Oklahoma City February 14, 1942. During WWII she was stationed with her husband at Fort Sill, Oklahoma as he served in the Army Field Artillery School and she worked in the accounting department of a dairy. After the war they moved to Tulsa in 1945. In Tulsa she worked in data entry for Safeway, Oklahoma Natural Gas, and Amoco Oil. After raising her three children she earned a BS degree in Early Childhood Education at Oklahoma State University and was employed by the Department of Family and Children Services. In her lifetime she volunteered in many capacities for the wellbeing of the Tulsa community. She served as a Sunday school teacher and youth minister at Sheridan Ave. Christian Church, Blue Bird and Cub Scout leader, Burbank PTA president and precinct judge for Tulsa elections. She also volunteered in the Doctor’s Hospital Auxiliary, Tulsa Boys Home, Gilcrease Elementary, and as a docent at the Gilcrease Art Museum. She has been an active member of All Souls Church since 1959, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, member of the Day Alliance and president of the Evening alliance. Marcia loved to travel. She visited all fifty states, Europe and Mexico, and cruised through the Panama Canal and Alaska. She was a founding member of a Tulsa garden club and enjoyed playing and listening to music, arranging flowers, playing bridge, reading, making ceramics, bowling, camping and walking. She is survived by her children and spouses, Scott and Tami Smith, Toni and Wayne Ogden,and Jennifer and Doug Turner; grandchildren and spouses, Christopher Hembree, Carla and Timothy Waterfield, Jeffrey Ogden and Amy Stuck, Christopher Schutz and Yvonne Creighton, and Brandon and Kimberly Schutz; great grandchildren Brittany Hembree, Sterling and Devon Waterfield, Alden and Abram Schutz, and Samuel and Campbell Schutz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Smith and brother, Walter Long. Donations in Marcia’s memory may be made to Hospice of Green Country, 1120 S. Boston, Suite 200, Tulsa, OK 74119. Memorial service will be at All Souls Unitarian Church, 2952 S. Peoria Ave., January 3, 2014 at 4:00pm.
- Date & Time: January 03, 2014 (4:00 PM)
- Venue: All Souls Unitarian Church
- Location: 2952 S. Peoria Tulsa, OK 74114 - (Get Directions)