Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Valgene Smith

Born: 10/24/1925

Died: 11/16/2006

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Valgene Smith, 81, of Pauls Valley passed away November 16, 2006. He was born October 24, 1925, at Maysville, Oklahoma, to Thomas Jefferson and Onie Edith Givens Smith.

He grew up in Maysville until leaving in 1942 to join the U.S. Navy. Upon his return, he graduated from Maysville High School in 1946.

Valgene was married to Barbara Meek in November 1956 and moved to Yukon where he and his family lived for over 30 years. He worked for Johnson Larimer Co. of Oklahoma City for several years, then became employed by the Main Post Office in Oklahoma City. He later moved to the Yukon Post Office to become Rural Route 2’s mail carrier for over 20 years. He retired in 1980 with over 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service.

He was preceded in death by his wife and the mother of his children, Barbara L. Smith, and his father.

Survivors include his wife, Nola Faye of Pauls Valley, and her three daughters and their families; his son, Val Thomas, and wife Kathy, granddaughter Kendall and grandson Kal Thomas; his daughter, Carol, and husband Ridge, granddaughter Valerie and husband Ed, all of Yukon; grandson Brian of Austin, Texas; his mother, Onie Smith White of Pauls Valley; three sisters, Jackie Mulford and husband Cleo of Wayne, Jimmie Church and husband Riley of McAlester, and Janice Downey and husband Joe of Harrisonville, Missouri.

Valgene Smith