Margaret Smith "Clissy" Oliver (1918 - 2013)

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Oliver, Margaret "Clissy" Smith Margaret "Clissy" Faerol Smith Oliver was born in Texarkana, Arkansas on November 2, 1918. She died at home on Sunday morning, June 23, 2013. She was the only child of Margaret Boyett Smith and P.D. Smith of Texarkana. After her parents moved to Dallas when she was young, Clissy attended the Hockaday School, Highland Park High School, Stephens College and The University of Texas. While at Texas, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, and Nu Upsilon Tau Tau, an honorary society. While at Waldamar Camp in the summers, Clissy was first baseman for the Comanches. As an adult, Clissy made a hole in one at the Northwood Club on the ninth hole. Margaret Oliver was librarian at The Hockaday School while her daughters attended there. She was a member of the Junior League of Dallas, and worked at The Leaves, a Christian Science Nursing Care Facility, as meal planner for several years. Margaret was an accomplished seamstress and made many beautiful tapestries for her family. She enjoyed goldsmithing, book binding, and refurbishing old steamer trunks. She opened and operated the Highland Park Book Store at Travis Walk. She was an active member of the Third Church of Christ, Scientist. Margaret Oliver was preceeded in death by her son Allen Laws Oliver, III. She is survived by her daughter Margaret "Monty" Oliver Bourland Garretson (Berkeley) and her four daughters: Laura Riley (Los Angeles), Laura's husband Michael Riley and sons Jack and Luke; Julia Chambers (Berkeley), Julia's husband Lawrence Chambers and their daughters Penelope and Wren; and Darcy Garretson (Los Angeles) and Dorothy Garretson (Austin). Margaret Oliver is also survived by her daughter Olivia "Pedie" Oliver Bramblett and her husband George Bramblett, and their children Faerol Wiedman (Eden Prairie, MN), her husband John Wiedman and their boys, John, David and Matthew; and George Bramblett, III (Dallas) and Graham Bramblett (St. Paul, MN). The family will hold a private celebration of Clissy's life.

Published in Dallas Morning News from June 25 to June 26, 2013
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