Priscilla (P.K.) Conrad SmithFayetteville, AR, 1939 - 2018 0comment
Priscilla (P. K.) Conrad Smith passed from this life to the next January 10, 2018. Priscilla was born October 2, 1939 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Anthony (Tony) and Mary Owens Conrad. She moved to Fayetteville in 1946 at the age of 7 and spent her entire life in Northwest Arkansas. She graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1957 and attended the University of Arkansas for two years. She began her career at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1959, retiring in 1991 after 32 years of service.
In 1961 she married the love of her life Jerry Smith. They were married 51 years until his death in 2012. In 1986 she bought P.K.'s Hallmark Store and ran it while still working at Southwestern Bell. After retiring from Southwestern Bell in 1991 she continued with the Hallmark Store until 1999. She was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers. She was named Mrs. Arkansas Pioneer and served as President for the State of Arkansas. In 1997 she became a member of The Women of the Moose, was named Novice Co-worker for Arkansas, Sr. Regent for the Springdale Chapter, and Deputy Grand Regent for the State of Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry; her parents, Tony and Mary Conrad; two sisters, Toni Conrad and Coni Stapleton, and one niece, Brooke Stapleton. She is survived by two daughters; Sheila Smith and her companion, David Steves of Plano Texas, and Shannon Flynn and her husband Michael Smith of the home in Lowell Arkansas; three grandchildren, Kelli Rose and husband Daniel of Ruckersville Virginia, Austin Vagtborg and wife Kaitlyn of Brunswick Georgia, and Averi Vagtborg of Plano Texas; four great-grandchildren, Vera Rose, Vivien Rose, Justin Rose, and Asher Vagtborg; three nieces, Willow Jongewaard of Hindsville Arkansas, and Cindy Duncan and Bettye Ann Kisor both of Fayetteville Arkansas, and many great-nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Memorials can be made to The National Kidney Foundation, The American Heart Association, Mercy of Northwest Arkansas, or your local animal shelter. Private burial will be at the Fayetteville National Cemetery. To sign the online guest book, visit www.mooresfuneralchapel.com.
Published January 12, 2018
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