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OBITUARY

Marcae Olivia (Bryant Ostlund) Lee

August 4, 1947May 7, 2019
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Marcae Olivia (Bryant Ostlund) Lee, wife, mother, daughter and sister, passed away on May 7, 2019 at the age of 71. Marcae will be forever remembered by her husband and best friend John, and their children, Tammy, Rob, Natalie, Shelly, Sonja, David and she was predeceased by their son John Paul. Marcae had a large family that she loved and cared for very much. Marcae saw the good in everyone and always knew how to lift you up. Her life was a beautiful example of the most important commandment given by Jesus in Matthew 22: 37-39 summarized as Love the Lord your God and love others as yourself. She left us too soon and will be sorely missed; however we know that we will see her again because of our shared hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

We will have 3 services to honor her memory. A Visitation on Wednesday 5/15, a Chapel service on Thursday morning 5/16 followed by a Graveside service for the family at DFW National Cemetery.

Marcae loved tending her garden and flower are appreciated at the visitation service. Deliveries should be scheduled to arrive at the funeral home on Wednesday 5/15.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Brett Parker
  • Leroy Andrews
  • Michael Lee
  • Ryan McClanahan
  • Luke Galyon
  • Matthew Andrews

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 16, 2019

Memories

Marcae Olivia (Bryant Ostlund) Lee

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Bryan Humphreys

May 19, 2019

John - l’m sorry for your loss. I will truly miss Marcae. She truly made a difference in Lea’s and my life. A great friend. I wasn’t able to make her funeral due to a medical procedure. May she rest in pease. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Gwynith Best

May 17, 2019

Marcae always had a kind word and godly advice. She loved her family and shared pictures of the grandchildren. I will miss her smile and kind soft words of wisdom. Prayers of comfort are for Marcae's family.

Gwyn

Amy Carlin

May 15, 2019

I was blessed to meet Marcae while working at the Courtyard campus. We grew close as I would visit with Marcae daily on my breaks. She was always so kind and offered prayer, kind words, and inspiration when I was battling cancer. We discussed many topics, but some of my best memories with Marcae ended with laughter. We had so much fun. She will be missed by many.

Stig ostlund

May 12, 2019

So many memories going back 60 years in time! Marcae and her mom and dad took us new immigrants from Sweden to their hearts...South Austin Assembly is where we met as young people and then Central Assembly became our spiritual and in so many ways, social home. We shared all the services in those important years , musical adventures and Viking House Bakery get togethers ! Our families were tied together when my brother Lennart and Marcae married back in 1966 .
Her sweet loving spirit through the years have carried her through and her nerver faltering faith in God.
We are so far away -in Sweden - would have loved to be there now...perhaps with one of her favorite Swedish songs;” Day by day”.

All our love and prayers to the family ! Uncle Stig and Mona

Jerry Hamon

May 9, 2019

I was blessed to work with Marcae for the last 12 years. She was a friend to everyone she met. She had a heart of gold. Always helping others even if it meant not looking out for herself. Her faith was as strong as I have ever witnessed. She will be sorely missed but we are rejoicing knowing that she is with our Lord and Savior and is no longer in pain.

Jennifer Askew

May 9, 2019

Marcae has to have been one of the most kind woman I have even met - I worked with her for 17 years and NEVER in that time was she ever rude to any anyone - she never had anything but pleasant kind words to say about everyone. She was always so encouraging to me when Avery came to live with us knowing what a difficult time it was. She will be missed but so many. We all loved you Marcae!

Biography

Marcae Olivia (Bryant Ostlund) Lee, 71, was reunited with her Savior on May 7, 2019 with her family close by her side. Never have I known a person who cared for others the way Marcae cared. She fought all the way to the end because of her desire to serve others. Marcae did not know any other way to live.

Marcae was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She was the oldest child in her family and was raised in the fear and admonition of the Lord Jesus Christ. Marcae had a beautiful voice and loved singing in the choir and sharing her gifts in working for the Church. Always putting others first, Marcae was known for her selflessness from an early age. She spoke very fondly of her childhood and regarded her father as her personal hero. In 1966 she married her first love, Lennart Ostlund and shortly after joined the mission field in Central America to share her hope in Jesus everywhere she went. While on mission she enjoyed her friendships and raised her 3 children, Lori Michele (Shelly), Sonja and David, taking and teaching them everywhere she went.

Tragedy struck early in 1984 when a car accident took both her father, P.M. Bryant and her husband Lennart. Her strength, faith and community carried her through an unimaginably difficult time. Even with her life turned upside down Marcae never gave up her hope in God.

Out of this great loss, Marcae found her second love in John Lee. Both John and Marcae faced the great trial of losing a spouse and were brought together by mutual friends at Central Assembly of God in Austin, TX where they both attended for many years. John brought four children into this new blended family, Tammy, John, Robert and Natalie, that Marcae loved as her own. Marcae really enjoyed having a large family because she had so much love to give. While her children grew up, Marcae enjoyed sharing her time with kids, grandkids and other friends and family at their lake house in East Texas. She loved being in the outdoors, in calm and quiet reflection of nature, not to mention the endless supply of antique shops. Marcae never gave up hope in any of us, no matter the circumstances and no doubt believed in us even more than we believed in ourselves.

As her children grew out of the house, Marcae devoted her attention to her work at Collin College and her husband John. Marcae lived a life devoted to service and treated her 22 years at Collin College as a continuation of her missional work. Doing her very best, day by day, she showed others around her the love of Christ by the way she treated them. She retired with the Rose Award Nomination for her commitment and impact. In her retirement she struggled with kidney failure and ultimately ovarian cancer. During this time, Marcae and John grew closer together than ever before and made the very best of a tough situation. John cared for Marcae deeply and it showed in those quiet moments of care and support through her illnesses. I will never forget how they walked that road together, hand in hand.

Marcae is survived by her husband of 33 years, John, her 6 children and 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and predeceased by her son, John Paul. She was the best you could hope for in a person, a wonderful wife, strong and caring mother and a never-ending friend. Her legacy carries forward, not just in her family but in all the lives she touched. She would never have said this herself, so I will instead. Please carry her memory forward by treating others the way she treated you and give all the credit to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.