March 7, 1932 - Jan 19, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY Ruth, 80, was called to her Heavenly home on Jan. 19, 2013. The daughter of Willie "Doc" & Florence Smith, she was born March 7, 1932, in Trousdale, OK. In the spring of 1950, she graduated Capitol Hill H.S. and went on to Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and graduated as an RN in 1953. On July 10, 1953, she married Elmer Owen, and they celebrated 59 years together. Ruth leaves behind husband, Elmer; two sons, David and wife Elita, and Steve and wife Judi; granddaughters, Christina and Amy; great-grandchildren, Kennedy, and Greyson; and sisters, Noma, Bernice, and Winnie. Family, fishing, nursing, crafts and gardening filled her life. Her family will receive friends tonight, 4-6 p.m. at Vondel Smith Mortuary, 6934 S. Western. Services to celebrate her life will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the Brookwood Baptist Church at 8921 S. Walker. Friends may visit www.vondelsmithmortuary.com to leave condolences for the family. www.vondelsmithmortuary.com
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Vondel L. Smith & Son Mortuary South Colonial Chapel
6934 South Western Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 21, 2013