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Miriam Marcia Smith Voors completed this life on November 23, 2020,
at home in Oklahoma City surrounded by family. She was born on July
9, 1934 in Buffalo, New York to Roderic Lee Smith (Captain, Chaplain
Corps, USN) and Carol Davidson Smith. She attended Monmouth
College in Monmouth, IL and the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill, from where she obtained a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and
a master’s degree in education. At UNC she met and married Antonie
Wouter Voors, MD, DPH. She worked as an elementary school teacher
and reading specialist in Chapel Hill, NC and New Orleans, LA, then as a
library associate in Metairie, LA. Following retirement, she moved to
Oklahoma City and was an active member of Covenant Presbyterian
Church and a longtime volunteer with Urban Mission. She had loving
friendships with her church family and neighborhood.
She is predeceased by her parents, husband, and brother Roderic Lee
Smith, Jr. She is survived by daughters Carol Lee Schnabel and Adriana
(Adrie) Hillegonda Voors, son-in-law Dr. James Schnabel, Adrie’s
partner Carl Droms, grandsons Stephen Lee Schnabel and Daniel Lucas
Schnabel, three nieces Cathryn Walley, Miriam van Veen, and Miems
van Veen, and nephew Dr. Roderic Lee Smith.
in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Urban Mission at www.urbanmissionokc.org