OBITUARY

Irene Thomas Marion

June 5, 1940March 29, 2019

Irene Thomas Marion, 78, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend of Austin, Texas passed away Friday, March 29, 2019 at her home.

Irene was the fifth child of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Thomas of New Orleans, Louisiana. Mrs. Marion was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Dr. Robert Marion, Sr. Irene is survived by her daughter Renee M. Marion of Cedar Park, Texas, her son Robert L. Marion, Jr. of Plano, Texas and his daughters Carmel A. Marion and Samantha A. Marion also of Plano, Texas.

Mrs. Marion attended Cohen High School in New Orleans, Louisiana where she was a varsity cheerleader. Irene was also a former Miss Black New Orleans. While working as a LVN at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, Irene met and married her spouse Dr. Robert Marion, Sr. After the birth of her daughter Renee, Irene resided in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she gave birth to her son Robert, Jr. Irene moved with her family to Detroit, Michigan, Flint, Michigan and Los Angeles, California while she was a stay at home wife and mother. In 1973, the family moved to Austin, Texas where Irene went back to college part time while working at Huston-Tillotson College. Irene earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Irene worked as an accountant in The Governor of the State of Texas Office under Governor Mark W. White, Governor Ann Richards, two term Governor George W. Bush and Governor Rick Perry. Irene retired to take care of her husband Robert who passed away in 2010. Irene continued to reside at home until her death.

The family has entrusted Dignity Memorial at Cook Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home with funeral preparations. A viewing will be held from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Cook Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home located at 9700 Anderson Mill Road in Austin, Texas. The funeral mass honoring Irene Thomas Marion's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. CST on Friday, April 5, 2019, at Saint Louis King of France Catholic Church at 7601 Burnet Road in Austin, Texas.

Fond memories or expressions of sympathy for the Marion family may be left at www.cookwaldenchapelofthehills.com

  • FAMILY

  • Renee M. Marion, Daughter
  • Robert L. Marion Jr., Son
  • Carmel A. Marion, Grandchild
  • Samantha A. Marion, Grandchild

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 4, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, April 5, 2019
REMEMBERING

Irene Thomas Marion

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Mr.&Mrs William &Patricia LoCure

April 8, 2019

Rene and I were good friends from grade school until high school. We gossip an talk about people in fun. Our family's lived porch to porch. Where we came up is so different today. I'm gonna miss her alot.

Blessings to the balance of family I know the entire family and our families have lost so many.
Love from my family to yours. Patsy

Daniel Lyons

April 5, 2019

Miss Irene, you are one of the most wonderful ladies I have had the honor to know. Your kindness and joy lit up a room, your spirit lifted up all. Rest in peace.

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing." 2 Timothy 4:7-8

Sandra Guerra

April 1, 2019

Rene and Robert,
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I will cherish memories of your mom , and dad, in my heart.

Your mom was a special kind of lady. As her neighbor, I got to enjoy her smile and conversation on a regular basis. After I moved, occasional phone calls from your mom, always made my day better.

When you think of your mom, smile up to the sky. She'll send you a smile back through a beautiful cloud formation or ray of sunshine.

Love, Sandra

Sharlene Deskins

April 1, 2019

Renee and Robert,

I am very sorry about your loss. Your mother was a wonderful woman. I will never forget her.

Sharlene Deskins

FROM THE FAMILY
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Biography

Irene was the fifth child of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Thomas of New Orleans, Louisiana. Mrs. Marion was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Dr. Robert Marion, Sr. Irene is survived by her daughter Renee M. Marion of Cedar Park, Texas, her son Robert L. Marion, Jr. of Plano, Texas and his daughters Carmel A. Marion and Samantha A. Marion also of Plano, Texas.

Mrs. Marion attended Cohen High School in New Orleans, Louisiana where she was a varsity cheerleader. Irene was also a former Miss Black New Orleans. While working as a LVN at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, Irene met and married her spouse Dr. Robert Marion, Sr. After the birth of her daughter Renee, Irene resided in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she gave birth to her son Robert, Jr. Irene moved with her family to Detroit, Michigan, Flint, Michigan and Los Angeles, California while she was a stay at home wife and mother.

In 1973, the family moved to Austin, Texas where Irene went back to college part time while working at Huston-Tillotson College. Irene earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Irene worked as an accountant in The Governor of the State of Texas Office under Governor Mark W. White, Governor Ann Richards, two term Governor George W. Bush and Governor Rick Perry. Irene retired to take care of her husband Robert who passed away in 2010. Irene continued to reside at home until her death.

Irene's memory will be lovingly cherished by all who knew her.