Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home & Cemetery

14501 North Ih-35, Pflugerville, TX


Marlene June Smith

June 16, 1940February 7, 2020

Marlene June Smith, 79, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 7th surrounded by family. Her husband Wayne has lovingly cared for Marlene during her 10 year battle with cancer.

She was born on June 16, 1940 in Winamac Indiana to Hank and Marietta Roe. She graduated from Star City High school in 1958. She married her high school sweetheart Wayne Smith on June 14, 1958. They moved to Indianapolis Indiana and begin their life! They celebrated 61 years of marriage in June. Marlene‘s lifelong pursuit was to lead others to Christ by encouragement and love. She never thought bad about anyone and if anyone failed her in anyway she always said “they didn’t mean to”. If her children ever acted bad she always said “that’s not like them”. Her determination and strength are what set her apart from all others. She loved to move to a “new house” and she did it 61 times. She took in foster children, refugees, hired people with special needs to help around the house. She and Wayne even helped a woman they met at her release from prison by letting her live with them till she got back on her feet. She and Wayne worked together in Child Evangelism and other church related ministries their entire marriage.

She is pre-deceased by her father Hank Roe and her brothers Rick and Dennis Roe. Surviving in addition to her husband, Wayne Smith, is her mother, Marietta Ruby (101 yrs old) and her sisters Janice Coleman and Gina smith.

Her children are David Smith from Austin Texas and his wife Julie, their two children Thompson and his wife Hope and Bethany. Michelle Thompson from Dallas and her husband Bruce. Their children Rylie Bland and her husband Mark, Sidney Anglin and her husband Tanner, and Lily Thompson. Marlene’s only great grand child is Brody Anglin. Mark Smith of Austin and his wife Cindy. Their children Jess, Whiatt and Gracie Smith. Roena Stallsmith from Dallas and her husband Bob and their son Joe.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Pflugerville, Texas.

Finally we leave you with one of Mothers favorite lines "it’s gonna be all right, Gods got it all in control".


  • Memorial Service Sunday, February 9, 2020


Marlene June Smith

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Dotty Mohr

February 11, 2020

Marlene was a remarkable person! She loved everyone in the true sense of the word. Her smile lit up any room and she brought joy to all who had the pleasure of knowing her. She will be very missed. Condolences to Wayne and the entire family. I smile to think she is experiencing the unfathomable love and presence of Christ, face to face, this very moment!!!

Suzi Olivio

February 10, 2020

Marlene was a wonderful woman. I will always remember her smile and loving attitude. She was a beautiful reflection of the love of Jesus. My condolences to Wayne and family as you say goodbye for now. Jesus has welcomed his servant daughter with loving arms.

Debbie Dykes

February 10, 2020

Marlene had the most beautiful smile and caring spirit. I cannot remember a time of her not being encouraging to others. Although it was in the early '90s when getting to know Marlene and Wayne, you made a huge difference in my life. Even after moving away, you were an encouragement during the years..... and fought through the health battle so graciously.
When we said goodbye in Bradenton, these scriptures depicting you, were reflected upon: “Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsover things are of good report ... think on these things." Philippians 4:8 Marlene in every way, now with her beloved Jesus.

Praying for all of the family, knowing that they will miss their wife, mother, grandmother, and dear friend.

Lots of love (((hugs)))

Linda Preslar

February 10, 2020

Oh!, how blessed I was to have known Marlene....she was a wonderful, kind, caring and encouraging "woman of God"!!

May God bless Wayne and all her family with comfort and peace..I'm absolutely certain there must have been a truly wonderful "welcome home" celebration for her in heaven.

Brad Gast

February 9, 2020

My sweet Aunt Marlene is by far the nicest person I have ever known. She gave me tons of wisdom and love when my life would seem to be in turmoil. Always after talking with her nothing ever seemed as bad as I thought.
She seemed to always put other people first before herself. After reading her obituary I was so right on that.
Her and Wayne have been role models to me and Kasi for many years. They might not have realized that.
Great memories at the lake with them when they were able to make it up. Her passing has become a tough pill to swallow. I’m just not ready to not hear her voice on the phone again. Aunt Marlene will be solely missed and loved from everybody.
I will sure miss you my favorite Aunt. I love you Marlene and will see you again in our next lifetime.
Love Brad and Kasi

Sharon Rhoads

February 9, 2020

Marlene and I are first cousins. I have wonderful memories of going to visit them at their farm and playing in the barn. Uncle Hank was so much fun, he could even ride a bicycle sitting on the handlebars backwards. May thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Sharon Roe Rhoads