Theresa "Terry"'s Story

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Theresa "Terry" Ann Smith Walker, age 63 of Oktaha, OK was carried away in the arms of the angels on Friday, January 19, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born at Chanute Field, IL Air Force Base on Saturday, January 8, 1955 to Roy and Jurel Deen Smith. Terry met and married the love of her life, David Walker, on Friday, January 12, 1990. Terry stated, "It was my last first kiss," a union of thirty years. Terry was a Registered Nurse by profession. She received her Nursing Degree at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, OK. Terry's passion for nursing and caring for others spanned over 30 years. Terry also held a degree in Criminal Justice that she received at NSU, Tahlequah, OK. Terry's passions in life were her family. She loved being a grandmother and was so proud of Luvlyn and Graham. Terry loved living life. Terry was a sweet soul, that had a positive impact on all those who were lucky enough to cross her life's path. She had a beautiful smile and was a faithful and loyal friend to many. Terry had several life long friends. In Terry's words, "The most important part of life is God, family and true friends." Terry's hobbies included cooking and entertaining her friends and considered it her duty to make sure no one left her home hungry. No one ever declined her food as she was an exceptional cook. Terry had a niche for building and remodeling homes right down to the design and decorations. Her finished jobs were always worthy of showcase reviews. Terry had many talents unknown by her acquaintances. She was an avid gardener from flowers to vegetables. She raised dogs for many years. She had a love of all animals. Terry loved living the country life and enjoyed nothing more than sitting on her porch and taking in the beauty all around her. She had compassion for all living things. If you knew Terry at all; you know she had a big heart, warm smile, and a beautiful soul. She will be missed by many, but left footprints on our hearts. Terry was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Jurel Deen Smith. She is lovingly survived by her husband, David Walker of the home; two sons, Kevin and his wife Lori Watson of Muskogee, Jason and his wife Lori Watson of Durant, OK; her granddaughter, Luvlyn Watson; her grandson, Graham Watson of Durant, OK; her special adopted grandson, Jaydin Scott of Tahlequah. Terry is also survived by her brother, Lawrence Smith and his wife Patty and daughters Shally and Tasia all of Claremore, OK as well as multiple extended family members and a host of friends and co-workers. Friends and family will gather to celebrate the life of Terry from Noon-6PM on Wednesday, January 24, 218 at Terry's home.
You may share online condolences with Terry's family at www.garrettfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family of Theresa "Terry" Ann Walker entrusted her care and cremation to John & Kim Garrett of Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service 311 SW 2nd Checotah, OK 74426 (918) 473-2244.
Published on January 23, 2018
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