Allena Mae Smith
August 2, 1917 – June 7, 2019
Allena Mae Smith was born August 2, 1917, in Oklahoma City to parents Ray & Daisy (Bomar) Porter. She passed away peacefully on June 7, 2019.
At age 14, she was baptized at Crown Heights Christian Church where she sang in the choir. She graduate from Central High School in 1935 and then from Hills Business College.
She was a talented singer and multi-instrumentalist. She was the guest singer for the grand opening of Leeway Freight Lines and the hostess at the Wky Studio for the Rough Riders sponsored by Cains Coffee Co.
Allena married Robert W. Smith in 1937 and their daughter Betty was born the next year. Robert passed away in 1980. In 1985, she moved next door to Betty and Betty’s husband Alan.
In 1940, she began her 35 year career at Wilson Foods. During WWII, she was the supervisor of the Order Writing Department.
Allena was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and three sisters. She is survived by her daughter Betty Wishon & husband Alan of Edmond; numerous grand- and great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
It was Allena’s wish that there be no funeral services. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond, OK.