Dear Aunt Marge,
It's almost impossible to believe that you're gone. Just a few months ago, you were so strong. I have so many wonderful memories of you, especially from when I was very young. You and my mother standing me on a chair in your house and perming my hair, doing a head stand in our front yard when I was 4, eating the foods my brother and I didn't like so that we wouldn't get into trouble...You were always so elegant and 'classy'. You and my mom were so close; talking most days. I know Kandy and her kiddos will miss you terribly. There was nothing you wouldn't do for them. We were all lucky to have had you in our lives. I've hated the pain that you were in. Although we will miss you always, I'm glad that you are free of the pain.
You will live forever in our hearts and in our memories,
Marjorie Ann Price Date of Birth: Tue, 12/31/1935 Date of Death: Sat, 08/06/2011
Marjorie Ann Broome was born on New Years Eve, December 31, 1935, to Ruth McCullar Broome and Charles Broome in Poteou, Oklahoma. The youngest of three children, she shared her childhood with her beloved sister, Patricia, and big brother, Charles. As a young girl, Marjorie excelled in the art of dance, focusing on ballet. As a teen, the family relocated to Gainesville, Texas, where Marjorie graduated from Gainesville High School in 1954. She went on to attend Gainesville Community College and married Kenneth Samuel Price when she was 22 years old. With her husband, who worked on offshore drilling rigs, Marjorie traveled and lived abroad. The family first lived in the Canary Islands, which Marjorie absolutely loved, and then later Brazil. In the year of 1970, the couple returned to Gainesville, Texas after learning that Marjorie was expecting her first child. After thirteen years of marriage, the couple were finally blessed by the birth of a daughter, Kandace Ann Price, in April of 1971. Although Marjorie became 100 % mother and dedicated her life to her daughter, she was also able to help others by finding her calling in social work. She went to work for the state of Texas in Gainesville as a social worker and eventually transferred to El Paso, both for her daughter's health and to be close to her sister. Marjorie worked for the state of Texas for 21 years. She was involved with providing help for the needy, child protective services, and eventually worked her way up the career path to overseeing several territories of the Texas Health Department. She received many awards and certificates for her dedication to the people of Texas, however, she decided to retire in 1996 so she had more time to "rock her grandbaby". In 1999, Marjorie moved with her daughter to Houston, Texas. In Houston, she spent every day helping her daughter with her three children and helping take care of her elderly mother, until Mrs. Broome was no longer able to travel and remained in El Paso with Marjorie's sister, Patricia. Marjorie had a way of charming everyone that she came in contact with, making her neighbors family, and always putting everyone else's needs above her own. She was the most unselfish person and the best mother/grandmother that ever lived. She remained sharp and active until the end, with a natural gift for handling finances, which she did her best to pass on to her daughter. Marjorie was baptized in the Methodist church. She passed away peacefully on August 6, 2011 at Methodist Hospital in Houston, with a smile on her face and her daughter by her side. She is survived by her daughter, Kandace Ann Price, her three grandchildren, Kali Ann, Brendon Kenneth, and Baylee Marie, and her siblings, Patricia Gray and Charles Broome. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 7pm at Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home, 9926 Jones Rd, Houston, TX 77065.