Martha Smith passed away peacefully in her sleep the morning of April 30th, 2018. Martha Smith was born on August 8th, 1955 in Oakland, CA, raised in Las Vegas, NV with family roots in Texas and then eventually settled in Oklahoma.
To know Martha was to love her. Her beauty was undeniable and you could not help but to be drawn to her. She was the life of most parties with an infectious laugh and smile. She was vibrant, determined and hard working. She lived life on her terms without apologies.
Martha was loving and always caring for those around her the best she could. Living without shame with schizophrenia. She was limited with her capacity to fullly share love with family, however she continually worked to overcome her mental challenges.
Martha worked at leaving her mark on the hospitality industry of Las Vegas, NV working as a cocktail waitress in her youth which led to adventure, mischief, and with her killer legs good tips. Finishing her career in hospitality as a mentor and service trainer was very fullfilling.
Martha has always been blessed with a strong support system from her brothers, sisters, and daughters.
Relocating in her later years to Oklahoma to be close to her daughters and grandchildren. She was loved and cared for and had a sense of fullfillment being surrounded by her daughters and their husbands' support as well as her grandchildren's hugs.
Martha's life ended on a joyful weekend surrounded by family that loved her. She will be dearly missed.
Martha is survived by 2 daughters, Deborah Rahman & husband Mohammad Rahman of Tulsa, OK and Michelle (Mimi) Lane & husband Greg Lane of McAlester, OK; five grandchildren, Anikah Rahman, Bristy Rahman, Nazreen Rahman, Sabrina Lane and Jacob Lane; brothers Marty Faulkner of Texas, Stuart Faulkner of Arkansas; sister Mona Smith of Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by mother Joyce LaMae Crain and father Curtis Alfred Faulkner and sister Cleta Cannon.
Martha's family is planning a Celebration of LIfe get together on May 12th at 4:00 pm in Fort Worth, TX
Address: VFW Post 8911
4937 Mansfield Highway
Fort Worth, TX 76119