Esther Marjorie "Margie" Biggers nee Hall was born at the Baptist Memorial Hospital located on Lamar Street. She lived with her parents at two different Heights’ residences. The first house was on Waverly Street. She was four years old when the family bought another house at 104 Munford St.
She graduated from Reagan High School in Houston, Texas in 1945. When she completed high school, she attended The University of Houston from 1945 to 1948. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree with majors in elementary education, English and Speech.
She began to teach at the Lubbock School in September of 1948. She taught there for four years. It was while she was teaching there that she met John and they married August 7, 1950 in the Baptist Temple Church on 20th Street in the Houston Heights. Esther and John had four children. Esther spent many days with John at the family ranch.
After relocating to Lake Jackson in 1956, Esther taught first and second grades at Elizabeth Ney Elementary School. She remained a teacher at this school for 29 years, where she retired in 1990. Throughout her illustrious teaching career, it is estimated that over 800 children passed through her classroom doors.
After her retirement from teaching (and maybe from being a little restless as well), Esther attended clown school wherein she studied to be a clown to bring joy to people of all ages. Joining Clown Alley, she would entertain groups of people across Texas at schools, nursing homes, special events, churches, and more. "Sunny Honey" as she was known in clown parlance, brought smiles and laughs wherever she would go. She remained active in this group for two decades.
A devout Christian, Esther was incredibly active in her church communities throughout her life. She became a Sunday school teacher during her college years, and remained teaching in church, in one capacity or another, for the next 60+ years.
A lover of genealogy, Esther immersed herself in the study of her families' ancestry, accurately tracing her lineage back to as far as 1,000 A.D. Together with her husband John, they traveled the world in search of the stories, people, and historical records that made up their rich family heritage.
She was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR); the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 (NSUSD); the Daughters of the Republic of Texas; and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award in association with DAR for 60 years of service.
Esther Marjorie "Margie" Biggers passed away on a Thursday at the age of 87. She will be missed. This tribute compiled from the published obituary as well as a brief bio written by cousin Esther herself.
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John Alex Biggers
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