|Birth: ||Aug. 30, 1930|
|Death: ||May 9, 2007|
Marjorie-Ann Matheson Arrien, 76, died Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at a local hospital. Services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Garden Room in Waco. Burial will be 2:15 p.m. Monday, May 14, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.
Marjorie-Ann was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Arnold M. and Gladys Wyckoff Matheson. She was raised in New York and New Jersey and graduated from Irvington High School in 1947. She attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, graduating in 1951, and began teaching 4th grade at South Mountain School in South Orange, N.J. On Aug. 21, 1954, she married New York attorney Phillip F. Arrien. Through her husband's advancing career with the U.S. Department of Labor, Marjorie-Ann made homes, friends, and memories in a life that took the couple from Greenwich Village in New York City to suburban New Jersey and Maryland, rural Pennsylvania, Duncanville, Texas, even more rural Stephenville, Texas, and finally to Waco. No matter how far away she lived from where she began her life's journey, Marjorie-Ann had a most amazing ability to make and stay in touch with good friends from all chapters of her life.
Throughout all the moves and changes in their lives, Marjorie Ann focused her energy and attention on her family, particularly what she called her "proudest achievements", son Phillip and daughter Kim, and later her grandchildren Stephen, Kate, and Andrew. Marjorie-Ann volunteered many hours at her children's schools, and she served as a "Pink Lady" for the Stephenville Hospital Auxiliary. In the 1980s, she and her husband were active in the Erath County Republican Party, serving as delegates at the state convention in 1982. She loved opera, was an accomplished bridge player and self-proclaimed political junkie.
Marjorie-Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip F. Arrien.
Marjorie-Ann is survived by her son, Phillip F. Arrien, II of Temple; daughter, Kim Patterson and husband, Frank of Woodway; grandchildren, Stephen and Kate Harrison and Andrew Arrien; and dozens of relatives and long-time friends from across the country.
Waco Tribune-Herald: 5/10/2007...O1
Phillip Felix Arrien (1921 - 1988)
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Plot: Section 13 Site 374
Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: May 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19322574