Overta Lea Smylie was born May 22, 1930 to Overt Ray and Mary Alma (Covalt) Powders in Selman, Oklahoma. She graduated high school and married Bryan Russell Smylie in 1950. She was a business owner of Hardberger Smylie Dirt Construction until her retirement. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Women’s VFW Auxiliary. Her husband and parents preceded her in death.
Overta passed on December 22, 2017 at the Beaver County Memorial Hospital, Oklahoma at the age of 87.
She is survived by her son, Ben Smylie of Beaver, Oklahoma; her daughters, Lisa Chockley and Holly Calhoon, of Beaver, Oklahoma; 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.