|Birth: ||Aug. 31, 1926|
|Death: ||Mar. 9, 2008|
FORT WORTH - Marguerite Cantey Hogsett Harrison, 81, died peacefully Sunday, March 9, 2008, surrounded by loving family and friends.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints Episcopal Church, the Rev. Chris Jambor and the Rev. Bert Honea officiating. Burial immediately follows in the Harrison family plot in historic Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Russell J. Blair, Howard "Skip" Chilton Jr., Charlie Geren, W.K. Gordon III, Michael Doyle Montagne, Daniel T. Owen, David Warren Schafer and Philip Lowdon Schutts.
Honorary pallbearers: William C. Bahan, Preston M. Geren Jr., K.D. McKenzie and Burwell J. Thompson.
Memorials: Mrs. Harrison's family respectfully suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alliance for Infant Survival, The WARM Place, the Humane Society of North Texas or a charity of choice.
Descendant of two prominent pioneer families, Marguerite was born Aug. 31, 1926, and was a lifelong resident of Fort Worth. Known affectionately as "Punkin" to her family and friends, she was the daughter of Marguerite Cantey and Joel Bratcher Hogsett, and was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. Her maternal grandfather, Samuel Benton Cantey, was a founder of the Cantey and Hanger law firm. Her paternal grandfather, J.Y. Hogsett, wrote the charter that turned the former military fort into the municipality of Fort Worth.
Punkin graduated from Arlington Heights High School and then earned her degree from Chevy Chase Junior College. Her marriage to James Martin Harrison took place on Feb. 14, 1947, and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last year in the presence of a host of family and friends.
Punkin was a life sustainer of the Junior League of Fort Worth, and a former president of the Jewel Charity Ball. She belonged to the Assembly where she made her debut in 1946. Punkin was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church. She spent every Tuesday with her beloved poker group.
Punkin loved people and was never happier than when she was in the company of her large, loving family and her many dear friends. She enjoyed sailing with her husband, Jimmy, an ocean racing enthusiast, on the Taza Mas. Her summers were been spent entertaining family, friends, and especially grandchildren in Newport, R.I.
In addition to her parents, Punkin was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Emily Grace Kleinheinz.
Survivors: Her husband, children, grandchildren, nephews and niece.
Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home and Crematory 1702 Eighth Ave., 817-336-0345
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX) - March 11, 2008
Joseph Bratcher Hogsett (1883 - 1980)
Marguerite Cantey Hogsett (1888 - 1975)
Anna Melissa Hogsett Gordon (1918 - 2014)*
Marguerite Cantey Hogsett Harrison (1926 - 2008)
Plot: Block 23, Row 2-W1/2
Created by: Debbie Gibbons
Record added: Feb 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85204798