Bonnie Christine Smith-Noah- or as she was lovingly known to her adoring family as “Tine Tine” was born in Oklahoma City at Baptist Hospital on May 23, 1964, to Darrel and Lana Dean Smith. She grew up in Binger, Oklahoma in a home filled with love and people, where she spent her summers riding dirt bikes and playing basketball with her siblings and neighborhood friends and going to concerts. She loved to dance and loved the game of basketball, playing for Coach Druba and the Bobcats with her sister Belinda. She was a fierce competitor, known for her intense hustle, passion and physical presence at the guard position. One of Christine’s favorite stories centered upon a game in which the fans from another team called the Smith girls “little left handed cheaters”. The situation prompted Christine to challenge a grown man to a fist fight after the game. This is just one example of her fearless willingness to protect her family and friends. She left this earth January 6, 2021 at the age of 56 years, 7 months and 13 days. Christine graduated from Binger High School in 1982, and began pursuing a degree in social work from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. She met Brad Noah, the love of her life at Big Bubbas at the top of Binger hill where she worked and married Brad on February 10, 1986 and spent the next 34 years residing in Binger where she passionately raised their son, Braden and worked various jobs for the Caddo and Cheyenne-Arapaho nations of Oklahoma. Christine was very proud of her Caddo heritage and was actively involved in all aspects of tribal government to provide as many programs and services to the membership in the areas of education, emergency services, and social programs. She was a staunch defender of member rights and was an integral piece in ensuring just fulfillment of those rights for many people. Christine and Brad spent much of their time watching their son Braden play baseball and basketball, never missing a game or the opportunity to support the Bobcats. After he graduated, she enjoyed planning family events, traveling and finding terrific bargains at garage sales and thrift shops all over the state of Oklahoma. Tine Tine was an excellent bargain shopper, proudly bringing her friends and family unique finds that she thought they might enjoy. Above all else, Tine Tine loved her family. She loved her parents with all of her heart and spent every spare second she had making the most of her time on this earth with them. She made a point to go see her mom and dad everyday and take care of doctor appointments for them or whatever else they may need. She was the best sister, aunt, friend, wife and mother. Tine Tine was the type of person who made everyone feel as though they were her favorite- her love was unconditional. She was loyal and supportive- honest and unpredictable. She told the truth and stood up for what she believed in. She was sassy and kind and perfectly imperfect. She was beautifully ours. In 2017, Tine Tine’s life was changed forever when her daughter in law Kati that she adored gave birth to her grandson Brazen. Brazen brought so much joy to his Naw Naw’s life. She lived for that boy and spent every possible second snuggling, spoiling and filling his life with light, love and beautiful memories. She took him everywhere that she could, and enjoyed showing him off and making him laugh. When his daddy said it was time to go to Naw Naw’s house, he would run to his room to get his shoes and race him out the door. There was no better place than tucked safely into her arms, and no way to measure the loss and heartache that her family feels in her absence.
Christine is survived by her parents, Darrel and Lana Smith; husband Brad of the home, son Braden and wife Kati, grandson Brazen, siblings Darrel Dean Smith, Belinda Chalfant and husband Tim, sister Amber Wilson and husband Kirk and brother Lesley Smith and wife Kim. She cherished her nieces and nephews, treating them as though they were her own children and grandchildren, including Ashlie Smith and daughter Noah, Tyler Smith and his children Talon, Tadon and Huntleigh, Sarah Allen and children Landry, Brett, Blake, and Harper, Luke Chalfant, Ramsye Mitchell and son Hazin, Hannah Reading, Brand Wilson, and Kendal and Kenady Smith. Her family is thankful for the support and love shown by the host of Christine’s friends, former coworkers and acquaintances whom have shared their favorite memories, stories, and love during this difficult time. Your stories have shown just how big Tine Tine loved her people- the hundreds of calls, texts, and stories received are perhaps the biggest and most comforting reminder of the legacy of love she leaves behind.
Private Family Services
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