Pauline “Minnie” <I>Draper</I> Marrs


Pauline “Minnie” Draper Marrs

Death 3 May 2011 (aged 96)
Burial Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Plot Garden of Christus
Memorial ID 188841322 View Source
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Novelist, and mother of famed journalist and investigator Jim Marrs Jr, who amongst other notable achievements, served as the chief consultant for the Oliver Stone film "JFK"(1991), which was based upon Jim Jr's book entitled "Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy"(1989)

"Pauline Draper, had always lived in Fort Worth. Her daddy, who worked on the Texas-Pacific Railroad, died when she was only 12, leaving her and her mother to fend for themselves. Pauline's mother bought a house in the center of town, on College Avenue, and opened a boarding house. James Marrs and Pauline Draper met on a blind date, as best Jim, Jr can recall. Years later, Jim Jr would meet his wife, Carol, the same way."

"James and Pauline were devout Baptists; they did not drink or smoke and even frowned on dancing. But, their son Jim, Jr says, they were never judgmental or strict. In 1979, Pauline Draper Marrs even wrote a romance novel titled "Second Season", published by Fawcett (and, in France, by Harlequin). The torrid little book features a hero named Jim and a heroine named Carol[alludes to son Jim Marrs, Jr and his wife Carol]."

"Pauline died at Jim Jr's house as they cared for her for years and years"[quoting Maritha Gan)]


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  • Created by: RCS
  • Added: 15 Apr 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 188841322
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pauline “Minnie” Draper Marrs (19 Oct 1914–3 May 2011), Find a Grave Memorial ID 188841322, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by RCS (contributor 47313089) .