Myrtle Lee Smith of Georgetown, Texas, died Jan. 27, 2007.
She was 95.
Smith was born April 9, 1911, in Spavinaw to Walter and Ottie Young. She moved in a covered wagon to Cardin in 1914 and to Miami in 1923. She moved to Waco, Texas, in 1979 and lived there for 27 years.
She was a 1929 graduate of Miami High School and a 1931 graduate of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. In 1947, she received a bachelor of science degree in education from Pittsburg (Kan.) State University.
She started her teaching career in 1943 at Buffalo School, north of Commerce. She taught at South Fairview and Commerce before moving to the Miami school system in 1947 where most of her tenure was at Wilson and Nichols schools. She retired in 1973 after 30 years of teaching; 26 years were in the Miami schools.
She was a member of the National Education Association, the Oklahoma Education Association and Oklahoma Retired Teachers Association.
She was a member of Gethsemane White Shrine in Miami for 42 years and a charter member of Bethany Christian Church. She was a member of Richfield Christian Church in Waco.
She married Russell T. Smith on Jan. 8, 1933. He preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1988.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Russell Loren Smith.
Survivors include one daughter, Joan Baker of Georgetown; four grandchildren and their spouses, Thomas L. and Laurie Smith of Waco, David R. and Rita Smith of The Colony, Texas, Chris Baker of Austin, Texas, and Rusti Lyn and Darryl Ramm of Redwood City, Calif., and six great-grandchildren, Gavin Ramm of Redwood City, Kelsie and Karlson Smith of Waco, and Mikayla, Caleb and Joshua Smith of The Colony.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Eden officiating. Burial will be in G.A.R. Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.