COURTRIGHT, Margaret E. (Smith)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Services for Margaret Elaine Courtright, 65, Ada, formerly of Reno, Nev., are 2 p.m. Thursday at Church of Christ on 33rd Street, Jimmy Smith officiating. Burial follows at Memorial Park Cemetery. Ms. Courtright died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at a local nursing home.

She was born April 30, 1947, in Pittsburg, Calif., to Earl James and Dora Maxine Wallis Smith. She was reared by her mother and stepfather, James Calhoun. She graduated from Chickasha High School in Chickasha, Okla., and also graduated from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha. Ms. Courtright was employed by the U.S. Forestry Service for 40 years as a budget analyst.

She was a member of the Church of Christ. Ms. Courtright moved to Ada in May from Reno, Nev. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James and Leslie Courtright, Hurricane, Utah; a daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and Donald Iams, Keno, Ore.; her mother and stepfather, Dora Calhoun and James Calhoun, Ada; three brothers,

Ron Smith and wife Darlene of Ada, Michael Smith of Newport, Ark., and Duane Calhoun and wife Judy of Edmond; nine grandchildren, Jessica, Garrison, Nathanael, Hannah, Marissa, Lindsay, Emilee, Sophia and Yesmin.

She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Smith; and her grandparents, James and Anna Wallis and James and Anna Smith. Memorials may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Cancer Research, 825 NE 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-9930.