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Patricia Ann Smith, 75, passed from this life on March 22, 2017 in Stillwater, Ok. There will be a reception celebrating Pat's life at the Strode Funeral Home from 5 to 7 pm. On Sunday, March 26, 2017. A memorial service will be held 10:00 on Monday, March 27, 2017 in the small chapel at Stillwater First Presbyterian Church. Any condolences from those not able to attend can be sent to the Stillwater First Presbyterian Church, 524 S. Duncan, Stillwater, OK. 74074.

Patricia Ann Smith was born January 4, 1942 at Fort Berthold, North Dakota Indian Reservation to Safford Beauchamp and Irene Peterson Beauchamp.

She played clarinet in her high school band, and attended Minot State College. While pursuing a degree as a nurse Pat met John H. Miller. They were married on August 12, 1961. Pat and John had four daughters and Pat spent those years as a full time mom and Air Force wife living in many locations until John passed away on May 28, 1980 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Patricia soon met Derrill Smith, of Smith and Associates. They were married on September 30, 1983. Pat and Derrill enjoyed renewed happiness until Derrill's passing on October 5, 1985. Pat attended some classes at OSU and spent later life as a part time book keeper. She was a member of the Stillwater First Presbyterian church. Pat will be laid to rest in Fairlawn Cemetery in Stillwater next to Derrill Smith.

Pat was predeceased by her husband's John Miller, Derrill Smith; parents, Irene and Saffard Beauchamp; daughter, Barbara Miller Johnson; grandson, John Bryan Johnson; Sister, Emagene Saylor; brother-in-law, Emil Zueger.

She is survived by three daughters; Nancy Chapa of Hinsdale, Illinois, Susie and James Causley of Stillwater; Lori Fagan of Stillwater; 7 grand children, Daniel and Miranda Chapa, Rachel and Jessica Fagan, Barbie and Elleanor Causley, Elizabeth and Sergio Pabon and family.

Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.
Published on March 23, 2017
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