The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 18, 2012

Tommie Lucille “Lucy” Holmes Smith Catlin

Published 11-18-12


Enid News and Eagle

ENID — Tommie Lucille “Lucy” Holmes Smith Catlin, resident of Greenbriar Nursing Home of Enid, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012. She was 94.

Lucy was born June 4, 1918, to Francis Melvin Holmes and Mineola “Minnie” McFadin Holmes in Jackson County, Oklahoma.

She later married Ivan W. Smith Sr., and they maintained and operated several businesses in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1962, she married the love of her life, Dr. R. C. Catlin, and soon became his dental assistant in Houston, Texas.

After the passing of Dr. Catlin in 1979, Lucy moved to Enid to be close to her “number one son.” In 1981 and at age 63, she was instrumental in a low-cost dental clinic at Garfield County Health Department. It was the first of its kind in Oklahoma.

In Lucy’s younger days, she loved to go dancing, go to a good movie, paint, draw, read, cook and sew.

She is survived by her two sons, Dr. Tom Smith and Ivan Smith Jr.; one daughter, Phyllis Smith Bryan; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Hazel Little and Erie Henderson; three brothers, Lloyd Holmes, Wiley Wayne Holmes and Jack Holmes; and great-granddaughter Danielle Christine Benitez.

A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, with arrangements by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home and Crematory.

Condolences at www.andersonburris .com.

(Submitted by family)