Stillwater News Press

October 1, 2012

Margaret Dee Smith

Stillwater NewsPress

— Margaret Dee Smith, 79, died on Sept. 29, 2012 in Stillwater, Okla. Her funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater with Reverend Lorn Starling       officiating. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born on June 18, 1933 to Paul E. Trisler and Ruth E. Hannon in Talala, Okla.. She married Dwan A Smith (Mutt) on June 8, 1951 in Reno, Nevada. They were married until his death on March 29, 1985. She attended Armijo High School and later worked as an Office and Sales Clerk. Margaret was employed at Del-Mars Grocery Store in Perkins for 15 years, Guys and Dolls Rec Room in Perkins for two years, and the Iowa Tribal Mini Mart in Carney for 3 years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dwan; father, Paul; mother, Ruth; sister, Pauline; and son, Dale.

She is survived by her three sons, Carl, Edwin(Eddie) and Bert (Happy); daughter, Dwana; fifteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren; one brother, Paul Trisler Sr., of Vacaville, Calif.; and sister, Thelma L. Swisher, of Phoenix, Ariz.

She was a very loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt. She will be missed by many   others.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Family Memorial Fund c/o Strode Funeral Home, 610 S. Duncan St., Stillwater, OK 74074.

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