Transition: Muriel (Mickey) Smith (Oct. 10, 1938-Nov. 3, 2018)

Friday, November 16, 2018

Muriel Jean (Mickey) Theall Smith (nee Gillies), a longtime resident of Eureka Springs, died peacefully in East Stroudsburg, PA on November 3, 2018. She was born in Houston, TX, on October 10, 1938.

Mickey was a graduate of Dominican College in Houston. She married T. Robert (Bob) Theall, who passed away in 1970. She later married Ronald R. (Ron) Smith, and they raised their combined seven children in Houston before retiring to Eureka Springs in 1981. Mickey spent several years working for the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, and continued to be busy even in retirement. She was an avid bridge player, active member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, ECHO, the Ozarks Chorale and Carnegie Public Library.

Advancing dementia forced her move closer to family in late 2017, but the last year was as full and happy as possible. Preceded in death by Bob Theall, Ron Smith and son Kevon, Mickey is survived by children Ron, Susie, Erick, Lyle, Karen and Craig, their spouses and significant others, 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, Eureka Springs, at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 29th, with luncheon to follow at the Parish Center on Passion Play Road. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Mickey’s honor to the Carnegie Public Library, 194 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, AR 72632.