Carmen L. Hirst


(January 18, 2003)

Services for Carmen L. Hirst, 96, of Locust Grove, Okla., were held Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the First Baptist Church there.

The former Powell resident died at her Locust Grove home on Saturday, Jan. 18.

She was born Jan. 14, 1907, in Kingston, Ark., to William Thomas and Macie Smith. As a young girl, she moved to Locust Grove where she grew up and attended school. She later met Jack Hirst, and the couple married on April 14, 1940, in Burley, Idaho.

For 19 years, they were homesteaders in the Heart Mountain farming area west of Powell where they raised their family. They returned to Oklahoma after retirement.

She is survived by a son, Jack C. Hirst Jr. in Locust Grove, and a daughter, Gloria Hist of Tulsa, Okla.