Originally Published: January 5, 2019 7:15 p.m.
Lois Marie Smith, nee Marks, died Dec. 31 2018. She was born Nov. 24, 1920, the third of three daughters, to A. J. and Lora Marks, South Dakota ranchers.
They moved to Phoenix in the early ‘30s. Lois later attended Woodbury College and worked for Shell Oil Co. during WWII. She married Woody Smith, a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corp, in late 1945, and traveled with the USAF as he took assignments throughout the U.S., Alaska and post-war Europe.
Lois became an active member of the Prescott community when she and her family moved here in 1962, after Woody retired from a career in the Air Force. They opened Woodlo Office Service and provided services to Prescott and greater Yavapai County for many years. While Woody became immersed in Rotary, Lois was actively involved in working for the betterment of the city and, for a while, served on the P&Z committee. She was an early and continuing supporter of the Phippen Museum. And she’ll long be remembered for her ‘80s-style glasses and the 1969 green Camaro that she drove well into her 90’s.
Lois is survived by her daughters, Lora Day (Richard) and Nancy Marks; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 1-3 p.m., at the Phippen Museum, 4701 N. Highway 89, Prescott, Arizona.
Arrangements were entrusted to Hampton Funeral Home.
Information provided by survivors.