|Marion Louise McCormick Smith
Published in Express-News on June 28, 2014
SMITH, Marian Louise (Marilou) Smith of San Antonio, Texas died on
June 20, 2014 of heart failure.
Marilou, the daughter of George and Anna McCormick, was born
January 22, 1938 in Denver, Colorado. She grew up in Washington D.C.
with her late brother Perry. She was the valedictorian of her Anacostia
High School 1956 class and attended George Washington University.
An early and lifelong passion for music and singing led her to join the
Traveling Troubadours, a traveling singing group. On one of the group's
trips to Newfoundland, she met and later married Doyle Ogden, a
navigator in the US Air Force.
Following his Air Force career, she raised three children in seven
different cities, including an overseas posting in Okinawa, and finally
settled in Granbury, Texas. At every stop, she was an active community
volunteer, first through the military spouse's groups and later with the
Granbury Chamber of Commerce and their Ambassadors program.
She is survived by her children: Keith Ogden, his wife Mona and their
children Mark and Theresa who live in Sausalito, California; Joanne
Ogden and Mark Evans of Dallas, Texas; and Susan McDonald, her
husband John and their daughters Anna, Kate and Maggie of Evergreen,
Marilou remained in Granbury with her second husband, Dean Smith.
They happily ran a western store together for many years and she
continued to be active in the Granbury community. After Dean passed
she moved to San Antonio in 1999. Here she was soon gathering many
new friends and her passion for community service continued. Marilou
gave her time readily to many local organizations including Coker United
Methodist Church, Friends of the Library, The Assistance League, Holly
Garden Club, Newcomers Club, her HOA and the Optimist Club.
Marilou was an avid bridge player, gardener, foodie, mother,
grandmother and a true friend. We will all miss her.
A memorial service will be held at Coker United Methodist Church on
July 3rd at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in her name to Coker
United Methodist Church of San Antonio, Texas.