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Marion E. (Brownell) Douglas

September 12, 1943 ~ November 23, 2019 (age 76)


Marion E. Douglas of Hondo Texas, age 76, transitioned on November 23, 2019 in Hondo Texas. Marion was born in Salt Springville New York to Katherine Chrisman and Daniel Brownell.

Marion resided in Fort Plain New York for most of her life, until relocating to Texas in 2006. The matriarch of the family was a country girl at heart that was never afraid of a little hard work on the farm. Marion had a special interest in hummingbirds, gardening, making quilts, completing puzzles, and creating heartfelt handmade keepsakes.

Marion was also an avid baker and was affectionately known for her unmatched baking recipes that her family loved especially around the holidays. She loved watching John Wayne westerns, listening to country music, as well as spending time outdoors on her patio reading on her iPad and enjoying crossword puzzles. Marion was a beloved wife, loving mother, and a phenomenal grandmother/great grandmother.

Marion is preceded in death by her parents, her son Brian Douglas, multiple siblings, and her husband of 43 years Carl Douglas.

Marion is survived by her children: First born whom she resided with Dennis Douglas-Moore (Claudia Douglas-Moore), Carl Douglas (Carol Douglas), Wendy Hess (Louis Hess), Sarah Christman (Brian Christman), Melissa Douglas, Charles Douglas (Terry Douglas). Her siblings: Jenny Tomek (Stanley Tomek), Hannah Schuyler (Robert Schuyler), Mable Cook (Ronald Cook), and James Brownell (Annie Brownell). 28 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, as well as many close friends in Texas and the upstate New York area.

A small memorial service will be held by family in New York December 7, 2019 from 1-4 at South Minden Fire Department.  Final Internment services will be held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6, 2020.

“John 14:27 Peace I Leave With You, My Peace I Give You. I Do Not Give To You As The World Gives. Do Not Let Your Heart Be Troubled And Do Not Be Afraid.”

I Am Home.

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July 6, 2020

11:00 AM
Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

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