OBITUARY

Marilyn Ruth Wells

August 1, 1938March 9, 2021
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Marilyn Wells passed away on March 9, 2021 from Breast Cancer that returned after 11 years as bone cancer. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Newton Wells, two daughters, Teresa and husband Bob Clever of Bedias, TX and Elisa and husband Eric Vadla, Flower Mound, TX, two step children, Steve and wife Debbie Wells, Missouri City, TX. and Jennifer Hunter, Indianapolis, IN. and nine grandchildren, Robert and Samantha Clever, Ryan and Rachael Clever, Lance Vadla, Brent Vadla, Simeon Hunter, Hannah Hunter, and Miklyn Wells.

Marilyn was a loving and giving person who took great pride in her family. She was a successful business woman in accounting and computer software application. She was born in Tulsa, OK August 1, 1938 to Ruth and Jim Shinn who later divorced. Marilyn was adopted by Robert Lane who married Ruth in 1948 along with her two sisters, Diana and Pat. Ruth also adopted Robert’s two daughters, Dayna and Vicki. Upon graduating high school in 1956, Marilyn married Richard Bellows and her two daughters were born during this marriage before divorce in 1971. In 1972 she married Newton Wells. When asked the secret of the long marriage, they replied being best friends and both being givers.

Being the oldest of 5 girls growing up, Marilyn learned to sew at an early age if she wanted new clothes. She developed a passion for sewing and became an expert seamstress, making her own clothes as well as her daughters. Later with her computer skills, she mastered embroidery via computerized machine. She shared her passion for sewing by teaching a class in use of a serger machine at Sew Vac City for a few years before retiring last year.

The family would love to hug all of you that show your love and prayers, but now is not the time. They will hold on dearly to your thoughts and prayers. Mask and social distances are required during the service, if this is not possible they would appreciate your prayers from home. The family welcomes casual dress for her Memorial Service.

If you need hotel accommodations please contact Best Western they offer a special rate for those in mourning of a loved one. To book at this rate, please call the hotel directly at (979) 704-6444 and ask to be booked at the bereavement rate.

Memorial may be made to American Cancer Society. If you wish to send flowers please call Nan's Blossom at 979-822-1658 or www.nansblossoms.com

If you would like to join the live stream of the Memorial Service on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm, please click the following link: www.facebook.com/MemorialBryan

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Kirk Dobson

March 21, 2021

Newton, Teresa and Elisa

Words can’t express the sadness I feel for the passing of Marilyn. I have fond memories of when there were family gatherings at Newton and Marilyn’s house and all the kids would scamper off to play games, such memorable times. Kathy and I lift the family in prayers and know that Marilyn is in perfect health rejoicing with the Heavenly Father and I’m sure is giving tips on how to sew the perfect robe for Jesus. We love you, Blessings!!

Bob and Marianne Hanson

March 19, 2021

We are so saddened to learn of Marilyn‘s passing. She and Newt were always so welcoming when we first moved to College Station in 2007. We passed many afternoons at Messina Hoff with them. Marilyn loved to include everyone and we’ve benefited from her graciousness. She loved to show off her wonderful monogramming, and I have lovely gifts from her. She was a very classy lady and we were blessed to have known her. Our condolences and love go to Newt.
We will be out of town this weekend, and we regret that we are unable to attend her memorial service.
Bob and Marianne

Barbara Mooney

March 14, 2021

I met Marilyn at a Rockets Game when she and Newton came to Houston- a long, long time ago. Most recent memories are from Facebook. Always enjoyed her posts. It was evident how much Marilyn and Newton love each other - many happy pictures. Thinking of Newton and family and praying for their comfort.

Alan and Diana Lambert

March 13, 2021

Marilyn was our ‘little big sis’, as my husband often referred to her. I looked up to her as her younger sister in our formative years When I was five, I’d crawl in her bed to protect me from the dark. She was so smart, her head was always in a book I admired her intelligence. She was an avid listener for 25 years to Alan’s weekly radio show. He often dedicated programs to her. We will miss her, her spirit lives in our hearts forever

Jerry and Pat dorlac

March 12, 2021

Marylyn and Newt were both so important to the JJ reunion in Rolla..

Marilyn didn't miss a reunion with Newt and was so important in organizing so much detail for the members.

Yes, we will miss her, but we will always remember her and what she contributed to making the JJs what it has become today.

Jerry and Pat

Bill Engelhardt

March 11, 2021

Marilyn was a lovely, gracious lady that was outstanding and very giving to all friends. She was very instrumental in organizing a group of Newt's college alumni from Missouri School 0f Mines. Marilyn was a computer whiz and was able to keep our group informed from its start. We will miss her greatly.

Bill and Celia Engelhardt

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Biography

Marilyn Wells passed away on March 9, 2021 from Breast Cancer that returned after 11 years as bone cancer. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Newton Wells, two daughters, Teresa and husband Bob Clever of Bedias, TX and Elisa and husband Eric Vadla, Flower Mound, TX, two step children, Steve and wife Debbie Wells, Missouri City, TX. and Jennifer Hunter, Indianapolis, IN. and nine grandchildren, Robert and Samantha Clever, Ryan and Rachael Clever, Lance Vadla, Brent Vadla, Simeon Hunter, Hannah Hunter, and Miklyn Wells.

Marilyn was a loving and giving person who took great pride in her family. She was a successful business woman in accounting and computer software application. She was born in Tulsa, OK August 1, 1938 to Ruth and Jim Shinn who later divorced. Marilyn was adopted by Robert Lane who married Ruth in 1948 along with her two sisters, Diana and Pat. Ruth also adopted Robert’s two daughters, Dayna and Vicki.
Upon graduating high school in 1956, Marilyn married Richard Bellows and her two daughters were born during this marriage before divorce in 1971. In 1972 she married Newton Wells. When asked the secret of the long marriage, they replied being best friends and both being givers.

Being the oldest of 5 girls growing up, Marilyn learned to sew at an early age if she wanted new clothes. She developed a passion for sewing and became an expert seamstress, making her own clothes as well as her daughters. Later with her computer skills, she mastered embroidery via computerized machine. She shared her passion for sewing by teaching a class in use of a serger machine at Sew Vac City for a few years before retiring last year.

The family would love to hug all of you that show your love and prayers, but now is not the time. They will hold on dearly to your thoughts and prayers. Mask and social distances are required during the service, if this is not possible they would appreciate your prayers from home. The family welcomes casual dress for her Memorial Service.

If you need hotel accommodations please contact Best Western they offer a special rate for those in mourning of a loved one. To book at this rate, please call the hotel directly at (979) 704-6444 and ask to be booked at the bereavement rate.

Memorial may be made to American Cancer Society. If you wish to send flowers please call Nan's Blossom at 979-822-1658 or www.nansblossoms.com

If you would like to join the live stream of the Memorial Service on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm, please click the following link: www.facebook.com/MemorialBryan