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Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park

6300 West William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX

A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

Due to the pandemic, funeral services are private.
OBITUARY

Martha Smith Johnson

April 20, 1939March 16, 2020
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Martha Smith Johnson ended her earthly journey and began heavenly peace on March 16, 2020. Her kindness, positivity, joyfulness, and strength will be missed by all who knew her.

She was born April 20, 1939, in Liberty Hill, Texas, to Harve Augustus Smith and Georgia Maxwell Smith. She was a graduate of Austin High School and a lifetime Austinite. She was also a member of The First Baptist Church of Austin.

Martha was preceded in death by her mother and father; brothers Elmo Smith, Glen Smith, Thomas Smith and sister-in-law Jimmie Sue Smith, Donald Ray Smith; sister Bernice Smith Gurley and her loving husband of thirty-one years, Eugene Edward Johnson.

She is survived by her son, Dearl Croft, and wife, Debby Croft of Cedar Creek, Texas; daughter Sonja Johnson Long and husband Brent Long of Austin, Texas; granddaughters Keira Vardell and Lyndsey Long; great-grandchildren Ean Denton and Madden Denton; brother-in-law Jessie Gurley and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A private service, due to the pandemic, will be held and officiated by Doug Keenan on March 20, 2020, at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks, Austin, Texas. At a later date, we will have a celebration of Martha’s life and a gathering of family and friends at her daughter’s home in Austin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Services

  • Due to the pandemic, funeral services are private.

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Martha Smith Johnson

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Linda Smith Cruse

March 18, 2020

Words can't express how much I'll miss her. I shared 71 years with her. She was there to support me in every trial of my life. Will miss the visits, phone calls, & all the old family stories of our Smith family. Most of all will miss her laugh. We shared many many memories in 71 years. Love U dearly, Massie !!

Eva Walla

March 18, 2020

I have known Martha for 50 years. She will be missed by anyone who knew her. She was a very classy and beautiful lady. I have so many memories especially all of our years of being neighbors and raising our children together. She had the most positive outlook on life.
Love, Eva Walla

Joyce Michaels

March 18, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Martha and I often chatted at FBC on Sunday mornings; however, I had no idea she was fighting cancer. She was a beautiful and loving woman, and I will miss her beautiful smile and friendship.

Virginia Craddock

March 18, 2020

Condolences to you as family for your loss. Praise be to God for a life well lived. I'm trying hard to remember if Martha was a nurse, perhaps a Brack graduate and lived over off Rebel Rd near Oltorf. Can't remember if it's the same person or not. Grace and peace be with you through these trying times.

Bradley Tharp

March 18, 2020

I am new to First Baptist Church of Austin and did not know her but I saw about her passing via an email from the church. I wanted to let you all know I am praying for all her family and friends. May God hold her in his arms today and forever more.

Carla McDonald

March 17, 2020

I loved this special lady. She always had a smile and such a positive outlook on life. I always wanted to emulate her. She was so beautiful with a personality to match. I'm so blessed that she was my Aunt. Love you and miss you.

Norma Williams

March 17, 2020


We love her and will miss her.
Norma, Debra and Sharon Smith "Buds Girls"

Linda Kattner

March 17, 2020

Thank you so much for sharing the family pictures. Martha was a special lady. She was the best neighbor you could have. So many good memories on Nancy Gale. Keeping her and family in our prayers.

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