Marjorie "Margie" Hisey

October 10, 1920March 3, 2013
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Marjorie Jean Harwell Hisey was born in Seminole, Texas, on October 10, 1920, to Vera Lord Harwell and Joseph Eugene Harwell, the eldest of five children. The family moved to Midland in 1935 where she graduated from Midland High School in 1938. While working for the Texas Company (Texaco) she met Elwood “George” Hisey from Virginia, a bombardier stationed at Midland Army Air field. They were married In First Baptist Church, Midland, September 22, 1945, moved to Washington, D.C. for a short time, then returned to Midland in the summer of 1946. They were married over 44 years until his death in 1990. Margie was a member of First Baptist church of Midland, where she taught Sunday School for 55 years, and also was involved with the Women’s Missionary Union. She actively supported her children’s activities through PTA and the Midland High School Band Boosters.She was awarded a Lifetime Membership in the Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers. She was a member of the En Amie Book Review Club. Her family was a very important part of her life, and she loved being with her siblings, children, grandchildren , nieces and nephews.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Emma Wheeler of Stanton, Texas; one son, James Hisey, and his wife, Cheri of Henderson, Nevada; one daughter, Carol Dover and her husband, Aaron of Midland; two grand-daughters, Jennifer Hanes, and her husband Dave of Loveland, CO; Courtney Ball, and her husband, Clinton of Dallas; four grandsons: Jon Hisey of Minnesota, Richard Gordon and his wife, Tara of Portland, OR; Austin Dover and David Dover, both of Lubbock, Texas; six great-grandchildren: Dylan and Dustin Hanes, Randle Hisey, Brianna Westmen, Frankie & Conner Gordon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters: Irene McPeak, and Kathleen Creech; and her brother, Joe Harwell.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staffs and caregivers at Emeritus Saddleridge, Senior Care of Midland and Midland Memorial Hospital for their loving care.

Family will receive family and friends on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Ellis Funeral Home. Funeral service is Thursday, March 7 at 10:00am at the First Presbyterian Church in Midland. Interment will follow to Resthaven Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Fair Havens. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 6, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 7, 2013

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March 10, 2013

From childhood to the present day, fond memories flood my thoughts as I reflect back upon all the great visits with my beloved "Granny". She lived, laughed, loved, and left her mark upon this world. Granny - I love you much and miss you dearly... Jon

March 9, 2013

Dear Carol and Family:
Your Mom and of course your Dad, have always had a special place in my heart. MHS Band would not have been the same without them! Even after all these years your Mom always remembered me as if I were one of her own. Them our children, ended up in MHS band together, and once again, there she was! What a true Blessing your whole family are! I am so sorry I could not attend the service. I just am not ready to yet. We lost our Son in December and I can't bring myself to attend any services yet. I do hope you understand and Please know how very special she was to me. She always radiated, even when ill, the light that was in her heart. She was truly a blessing to all who knew her!
You are all in my thoughts and Prayers! Our daughter Katie who was in band with the kids, also ask to let you know you are all in her thoughts and prayers. Love to ALL and God Bless You. your friend, Carla (Friday) Hodges.

Raymond Salazar

March 8, 2013

Keeping you in our prayers

March 7, 2013

Peace and comfort to Margie's family....from the daughter of another "Margy" -
Jo Leyerly (MHS '74)