Marion Dolly Carmichael Persons Whiting

August 18, 1929December 4, 2012
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Marion Carmichael Persons Whiting, 83, died December 4, 2012, with her family by her side in San Antonio, Texas. She was born August 18, 1929, in Griffin, Georgia to Col. Joseph P. and Marion C. Persons, Jr. Marion’s youth was spent with her Army family living in various southeastern cities; Alexandria, Virginia; and Vienna, Austria. She graduated from the Napsonian School in Atlanta, Georgia where she was a member of Pi Pi sorority. In 1950, she graduated with a degree in Merchandising from Marjorie Webster College in Washington D.C. On December 27, 1950 she married Robert Edward Whiting and over the last 62 years lived in Texas, California, Florida, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Nebraska and England with her husband and family. She attended Cornerstone Church, served as a Red Cross volunteer and for the last 22 years been an active court appointed Advocate with CASA (Child Advocates San Antonio) – earning many service awards including Advocate of the Year. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution through her direct lineal descent from Patriots who aided in achieving American independence; serving as chaplain for the San Antonio Green Mountain Boys chapter. In addition, she functioned as an Officers Wives Club liaison and treasurer, Base Family Services Director, Girl Scout Leader and Cub Scout Den Mother. With her husband, she built and managed a Super Lube franchise for many years formerly located on Pat Booker Road. Her interests included family, reading, and tennis. Her later years were spent traveling with her husband to Australia, Alaska, Antarctica, Panama Canal, Russia, Europe, and to visit loved ones and friends throughout the United States. She devoted much of her time and energy to family and as a caregiver to her mother until she passed away at age 79. For the past twenty five years she has been an active sponsor with Save the Children and participated in Rotary International’s Youth Exchange Program with her husband as a host family. Her friends described her as a kind and gentle lady, devoted to her family. Mrs. Whiting is survived by her husband, Bob; 2 sons, Robert Jr. and Tom and his spouse Suzanne; a daughter Julia; 10 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Marion P. Whiting may be made to CASA (Child Advocates of San Antonio) at 406 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212 or Special thanks to the Evercare Hospice and Northeast Baptist Hospital staff. A visitation and funeral service will be held on Monday, December 10, 2012 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. and Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 10:00A.M. at Colonial Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Please sign the guestbook at


  • Visitation Monday, December 10, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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Suzanne Whiting

August 21, 2016

Happy Belated Birthday! I thought of you on the 18th and I think of you often, Mom. Know we love and miss you!

August 20, 2016

Happy Belated Birthday Mom!!!!
I wish you were still with us to see what Rob has done to the house. You would not recognise it but would love the change. All of us miss you and look forward to seeing you again when we are are called home.

Robert Whiting

August 18, 2016

Happy Birthday Mom!

Tom Whiting

January 4, 2014


Your love has been etched in the wall of my heart and my soul longs to be with you once Christ calls me home. The entire family has missed you and we think about you often.

I am grateful to all of our friends who are taking care of Dad.

Psalm 27:1

Suzanne Whiting

January 4, 2014

Thinking of you, Mom! Miss you!
Love, Suzanne

Rob Whiting

January 3, 2014

May your memory light up our lives until we join you in heaven.

Robert Whiting

December 20, 2013

It's been over a year since God called you to return home. I will continue to miss you and think of you daily until God is ready for me to join you in heaven. Your loving son - Rob.

August 18, 2013

Happy Birthday Mom,

We miss you dearly and wish you were hear to celebrate but we know that you are celebrating in heaven with all the love and praise that surrounds Christ.

We are blessed to call you Mom and Dad truly had a wonderful wife. We will see you again when we are called.

Love you,


June 4, 2013

A very dear person has passed away. Marion was a very varm and giving woman, who together with Bob made my stay as an exchange student in Texas full fill - she became as a second mom to me. During the many years that has passed you have often been on my mind - I will always love you and think back of all the fun things we did together.
Love you always Mette and family (Denmark)

May 31, 2013

I miss you Mom. Love, Rob