Marjorie Elizabeth Bryant June 4, 1924 ~ April 3, 2013
March 22, 2013, 8:00 am by Staff Reports
Marjorie Elizabeth Parks Bryant, 88, was born in Kyle, Texas on June 4, 1924. She was the only child of Robert and Corine Parks. She graduated from Kyle High School in 1941 and married B.A. Bryant of San Marcos, March 6, 1944.
They lived most of their lives in San Antonio and moved to Granite Shoals upon retirement in 1979. Marjorie was a homemaker, a substitute teacher and the director of the Manor Baptist day care.
Her husband, B.A. Bryant in 1981, predeceased her. Marjorie, known as Mama, Grandma, Momo and GG, is survived by her four children. They are Don and his wife Sally, their children Kyle and Suzee. Also Pat and his wife JoAnne and their sons Eric, wife Debbie and children Caleb, Trevi, and Scott, wife Natalie and children Anna, Luke and Reid. Also Sherry, husband Glenn Pederson and their three daughters Sheila and husband Randall and baby Emma, Natalie Kelly and son Chance, Christi Baeza and husband Javier. And Jan, husband Dale Kohler, daughter Rebekah, son Adam and wife Samantha. All of her family lives in Texas.
Marjorie moved to Sterling House Maltsberger Assisted Living in San Antonio upon her diagnoses of Parkinsonís in 2002 and lived there until her death.
Marjorie will fondly be remembered for many things, including her moment of fame in 1993 when a Blue-Footed Booby from the Galapagos Islands came to live on her diving board at her home at LBJ Lake for over 1 Ĺ years. More than 5,000 people from eight countries came to see the bird she named Bobby. Marjorie will also be remembered for her sense of humor, her joy of gardening, her love of church hymns and her kindness.
Even though she was very shy, she made it a point to be friendly to everyone she met. The family would like to thank all the people at Sterling House for the excellent care she has received over the years and making it all feel like home for her. Also a special thanks to her sitters/companions, Mae, Loraine, Isabel, Luz and Ashley. Anyone wishing to make a donation in her name, please make it to the American Parkinson Disease Foundation.
The family will receive friends from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Porter Loring Mortuary North in San Antonio.
The service is Saturday, April 5 at 9:30 a.m. in the Porter Loring North Chapel in San Antonio. A private burial services will be at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio at a future date.
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