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Marilyn Kay Maddox

April 25, 1945 — December 6, 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of 

Marilyn Kay Smith Maddox of Fort Worth, Texas 

on December 6th 2023, at the age of 78. 

 She was born on April 25, 1945 in Rupert, Idaho to 

Dott Edward Smith, a US Army Colonel and 

Mary Grace Leftwich Smith, an English teacher. 

She moved to Texas with her family where she graduated from 

The University of Texas at Austin with a masters degree in English. 

 During her 30 years teaching career she taught high school English 

for the Arlington public school system and retired in 2000.

 She married George Lester Maddox on June 14, 1978 

and became a beloved family member and step-mother to 

Shelly Diane Maddox (9) and Misty Lynn Maddox (7). 

George and Marilyn lived in Fort Worth Texas, 

were active members of the Fort Worth Model “A” Ford Club 

and traveled the states for many years making unforgettable memories. 

She was a collector of many things but especially loved butterflies 

and Blenko glass. 

 She was preceded in death by her father Dott Edward Smith, her mother Mary Grace Leftwich Smith and her brother Charles Kirby Smith.

Survivors: Husband, George Lester Maddox of Fort Worth, Step-Daughters, Shelly Diane Blevins and Misty Lynn Dutton both of Fort Worth, 4 Granddaughters and 10 Great Grandchildren.

 A Celebration of Life come and go memorial will be held on Saturday March 9th 2024 between 1:30 and 5pm at Anderton Paint and Body Shop located at 3305 Avenue B, Fort Worth, Texas 76105.

  Psalm 23:4-6 KJV

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: And I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, March 9, 2024

1:30 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Anderton Paint & Body Shop

3305 Avenue B, Fort Worth, 76105

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