Marjorie Halbrook

June 1, 1929March 5, 2019

Marjorie Halbrook (known to family and friends as “SITTO” which is Arabic for Grandmother) is gone from this life but NEVER forgotten! Marjorie passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 5, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She had been declining in health the last two years. She fought this battle with fierce tenacity but always told us the outcome was in God’s hands. She was a woman of faith and KNEW she would ultimately end up in the Kingdom of Heaven. Marjorie was born June 1, 1929 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Christine and James Nadir. She was one of eight children. The last semester of her senior year, her family moved to El Paso. She graduated from El Paso High School. It was in El Paso that she met this good-looking army man named Robert Halbrook. She and Robert along with her little sister Millie and Robert’s army buddy Larry, all eloped and had a double wedding in Las Cruses, New Mexico July 4, 1950. Needless to say, Marjorie and Millie’s parents weren’t too happy and later gave them a church wedding. But their strong love lasted almost 69 years. It set an example of what true love and lasting marriage should be. Marge and Bob lived in Fort Worth and later moved to Odessa in 1957. It was there they settled roots and raised a family. She worked at Allied Finance and Southwestern Bell Telephone. She loved cooking, crocheting scrubbers, square dancing, playing bingo, being a “pink lady” at Medical Center, time at the lake place and most of all, anything and everything family. Her years of love left a wake of amazing memories that will sustain us all until we meet again. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister. She is survived by her husband of almost 69 years, Robert Halbrook, daughter Donna Braden and her husband Michael Braden, daughter Carol Steen and her husband Kevin Steen, grandchildren Tina Wortham and her husband Chris, Seth Braden, Brandon Steen and his wife Erin, Misty Alley and her husband Sean, her beloved great-grandchildren Megan Hallman, Hunter Milhollen, Paisley Alley and Piper Alley, a sister Helen Aber from New Orleans, a sister Virginia Aziz from El Paso and a sister Diana Valtr from Frisco, and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Thank you for the love and prayers. A special thank you to Hospice of Odessa for the help, love and guidance during this trying time. And thank you to Visiting Angels. Visitation will be Friday, March 8, 2019, 5pm-7pm at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors. Services will be Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:00am at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1415 N. Grandview Ave. in Odessa. Catered lunch will be provided for the family at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice of Odessa or Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Odessa. Your life on earth is done. You lived, loved and served well. See you in paradise!


  • Cumberland Presbyterian Church
  • Hospice of Odessa


  • Visitation Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 9, 2019

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Alan Hurley

March 7, 2019

Marjorie was always a kind friendly Christian lady. Always smiling. She gone but never forgotten. Love and prayers to the family.❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

Rhonda Munn

March 7, 2019

Heaven has definitely gained an angel!!! We have such great memories of aunt Marjorie baking bread, cooking grape leaves & doing her crafts while visiting grandma Mille. We will always remember the love she had for Bob & her family and always loved hearing the story when they eloped with Millie & RL. I will miss the occasional text & calls and will continue to keep everyone in our thoughts & prayers! Love, David, Rhonda & Lacie Munn

Darla Chiangi-Munn

March 7, 2019

Dear Sweet Aunt Margie... I remember how loving and warm you were 36 years ago when you first came into my life! Then only 2 months ago when you sent me this beautiful cross that I knew you made with your sweet little hands was something I will cherish forever. I will never forget your beautiful smile and the love you & Uncle Bob shared and your energy & love for Life! I will miss your texts but will keep them forever. Uncle have always been such a gentle soul, we send our love to you. Myself & Nicholas & Danielle will cherish the memories we had with you & Aunt Margie as so many of us remember you two as the sweetest most precious "lovebirds."

Ralph Cannon

March 7, 2019

Robert, my heartfelt sympathy at the passing of your dear wife, Marjorie. I remember what a kind and thoughtful person she was during my years at SWB. I pray that our Good Lord will send to you and your family the same Spirit of peace and comfort He sent me when my wife went home to be with Him. God bless you my friend!

Mona Caswell

March 6, 2019

I am richly blessed to have known and loved Marjorie "Sitto" Halbrook. From learning how to stitch crosses in a hospital waiting room to planning a trip to the casino we never got to make, Sitto's smile and loving heart made her an instant and endering friend. She definitely will be missed by all who were blessed to know her. Rest peacefully my sweet friend.

Adriana Aguilera

March 6, 2019

I will remember AuntMargie with such a zest for life. I loved that she was a square dancing queen! She was always so uplifting and loving. I admired her relationship with Uncle Bob. They did everything together... including crafting. She was a “get up and go” kind of gal. My fondest memory is seeing her in those ‘80s track suits crafting and baking with her sisters in the kitchen. I will miss her dearly. My love and condolences to Uncle Bob, Carol and Donna and their families.

Bobby Taylor

March 6, 2019

Memories go SO far back to my childhood....all with a consistent theme of positiveness. Encouragement, saying nothing but the good in all situations, support an all ways imaginable.....My aunt ALWAYS left me feeling as if I could do anything and feeling good about myself. What a terrific role model and teacher in regards to how to relay encouragement and love....I will miss her dearly but never forget her love. Never.