|Birth: ||Mar. 27, 1926|
|Death: ||Sep. 28, 2012|
CYRIL Funeral for Mamie Lucy Smith Anderson, 86, Cyril, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Calvary Temple in Cyril.
Mrs. Anderson passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, in Cyril.
Burial will be in Celestial Gardens, Cyril, under direction of McRay Funeral Home, Chickasha.
She was born March 27, 1926, in Grady County to Edgar and Mary Smith. She grew up and went to school in the Chickasha area. She met and married Sgt. Tenley L. Anderson on April 3, 1946, while he served his country during WW II. They established their home in Cyril. Mamie worked for Pet Milk Co. and Kress Department store in Chickasha prior to the marriage. She later worked for Cyril Nursing Home and the Anadarko Clinic. She was elected as Cyril City Treasurer and enjoyed 16 years serving her community. She loved her City Hall family, working beside her best friend, Judy Dawdy, and being a part of our local government.
Mamie always loved and enjoyed children. Mamie and Tenley opened their home to foster children for several years. Mamie, being the next to the youngest of nine children, babysat for most of her nieces and nephews forming strong bonds with them. The brightest spot in her life were her granddaughters and her five great-grandchildren.
Mamie was an avid seamstress and enjoyed making clothes, doll clothes and quilts. She enjoyed collecting antiques, genealogy and traveling. She co-authored with her sister two family tree books in the 1960s. She traveled for several years with her brothers and sisters all over the country, researching genealogy and vacationing.
Survivors include a daughter, Nelda Anderson McMahan; a nephew raised as her son, Carl McDonald; a granddaughter and husband, Kacie and Brandon Pendley; a granddaughter, KaLee Ray; five great-grandchildren: Paige, Cade, Danika, Korbin and KynLee; a sister, Malla McDonald; a brother-in-law, J.L. Cook; many close nieces and nephews and special relatives and friends: Judy Dawdy, Gene Smith and Rick Venable.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Mary and Edgar Smith; her husband, Tenley L. Anderson; two sisters: Sevola Cates and Juanita Burks; and five brothers: Carl, Loran, Elmo, Ray and RB Smith.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cyril Historical Society or cancer research.
Edgar D Smith (1886 - 1955)
Mary Elizabeth Nash Smith (1890 - 1953)
Tenley L. Anderson (1923 - 1994)
Edgar Ray Smith (1912 - 1988)*
Mamie Lucy Smith Anderson (1926 - 2012)
Celestial Gardens Cemetery
Created by: Cokeman2
Record added: Oct 15, 2010
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