Marjory Dryden Van Houten

February 1, 1925January 18, 2021

Marjory Dryden Van Houten passed away on January 18 after a long and full life. She was born on February 1, 1925 in Houston, grew up in the hill country town of Comfort, and graduated from Comfort High School. She received her BA from the University of Texas and attended graduate school at Baylor where she where she met the love of her life, George. George passed away in 2002.

She is survived by her children: David and his wife Carol of Plano, Cathi Lockard and her husband Lee of Austin, and Susan LeBas and her husband James of Austin. Her son, Paul, died in 1968.

Also surviving Marjory are her grandchildren: Tara Tevis and her husband Ryan, Brant Van Houten and his wife Ruth, and Blaine Van Houten; Allyson LeBas and her fiancé Jérémie Jarrard, and Meredith LeBas and her fiancé Mason Hopkins.

Her great-grandchildren are Reagan and Blake Tevis, and Henry, Mary, and Ruby Van Houten. Marjory was a 60-year member of Austin Country Club where she was a life-time member of the Ladies Golf Association and enjoyed playing bridge and gin rummy with her friends. She was a volunteer at Brackenridge Hospital and a member of Tarrytown United Methodist Church.

Marjory was a wonderful cook and enjoyed hosting parties and family dinners. She loved Christmas, having a huge Santa Claus collection and always a beautiful Christmas tree.

She was blessed with wonderful neighbors in Davenport Ranch who were always there to help. Carmen and David Erthal were constant companions and Debbie Finke visited her faithfully for years.

The family would like to thank caregivers Deb Murray and Linda Shapiro who were great companions to Marjory, and Beverly Springer of the Stephens Ministry for providing faith and spiritual visits.

Graveside services will be Monday, January 25th at 2:00 pm at Austin Memorial Park.


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, January 25, 2021


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Nancy Jennings

January 25, 2021

Marjory was a lovely lady who will be greatly missed. She was a kind, caring woman who spread her enjoyment of life to everyone she knew. As a member of her gin rummy group, I was fortunate to know her and, sadly, was almost always on the losing side of the game when not on her team. Christmas parties at Marjory's home were very special occasions and I am privileged to have known her.

Linda Shapiro

January 23, 2021

She made me laugh a lot. She wanted some crackers and stuff from the store so i got her like the best healthy kinds since im a health nut when i got back with them i touted to her "i only got you the best most healthy stuff". She said to me "Do i look healthy to you?"
The best word for Margie in my opinion is a HOOT she said the funniest things loved her . She was the easiest person to work for in my opinion just let me do my thing no orders. Will miss you Margie!!!!

Mary Agnes Edwards

January 21, 2021

I have many wonderful memories of Marjory. I am very glad that I was able to visit with her several years ago and catch up. We reminisced about old times and about our loved ones. Cathi, David, and Susan; My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know it had been hard the last few years, but it is still never easy to lose your Mom.
Love to all,
Mary Agnes