Raylene Smith, 76, of Perry, Oklahoma was born on October 9, 1941 to Francis and Ida Day in Marshall, Oklahoma. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 28, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
She married the love of her life, Delmar Smith on February 10, 1957. They were high school sweet hearts who never got enough of each other. They were married for 61 long and happy years. During their life together they had 5 wonderful children who brought her great joy and love.
Raylene enjoyed working at the bank as a teller along with raising her children. In her spare time, she enjoyed sitting down to sew, and taking care of others. She was a very giving person who never knew a stranger. Some would say she had a heart of gold. She also had a love for basketball, at an early age she started watching OU woman's basketball and has loved the sport ever since. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Orlando, Oklahoma. Raylene also loved to garden. Whether it was plants, flowers, or vegetables she loved to be in her garden. While working in her garden she would put bird feeders out in hopes that they would come feast. She loved all animals, but especially liked to watch and learn about the different species of birds that would come by.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Methodist Church in Orlando, Oklahoma and there will be visitation at Brown-Dugger Funeral Home on December 1, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Services have been entrusted to the care of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home in Perry, Oklahoma.
Cherishing her memory are her Husband, Delmar Smith, Three Sons, Randy (Robin) Smith of Guthrie, Oklahoma; Kelvin Smith of Perry, Oklahoma; Eric (Teri) Smith of Cleveland, Oklahoma; One Daughter, Stacey (Larry) Meeker of the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, and a son in law Ron Benningfield of Perkins, Oklahoma; 8 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her daughter Jana Benningfield, and her parents Francis and Ida Day.
Memorials can be made to the Methodist Church in care of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, 1010 North 7th Street, Perry, Oklahoma 73077.
Online condolences can be sent to the family by using the online guest book at www.brown-duggerfuneralhome.com
I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).
Delmar and family, sending our prayers and comfort at this time marvin and Pam johnson
Pam johnsonMORRISON, OK
My thoughts & prayers are with the family of Raylene. Delmar, I am so very glad we were able to reconnect our friendship these last few years. I had lost track. Raylene was such a good friend! Sending prayers!
Christina RinkDouglas, OK
We loved Raylene so much. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. And she made the best Indian tacos. She always had a smile on her face and loved to visit. She was a great neighbor. She will be missed.
Tommy and Tena KitchensPERRY, OK
Dear Delmar and Family,
Raylene was a wonderful lady and so precious to you and all who knew her! God has His loving arms around her and you will see her again one day! May He comfort and bless you with peace during your sorrow!
In Christian Love,
Irma Joyce (Cook) Barker-GiddeonPerry, OK
What a wonderful woman, a beautiful smile and heart of gold. She will be truly missed. So very sorry for your loss...
Kathy WisemanStillwater, OK