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 Estelle Elizabeth <I>Fariss</I> Marsh

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Estelle Elizabeth Fariss Marsh

Birth
Oklahoma City, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA
Death
15 Sep 2003 (aged 90)
Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, USA
Burial
Amarillo, Randall County, Texas, USA
Plot
Section K Lot 33 Space 4
Memorial ID
20697469 View Source

Estelle Fariss Marsh

Estelle Fariss Marsh, 90, of Amarillo died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Jim Bankhead and Dr. Murray Gossett officiating. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.

Mrs. Marsh died at her home in Amarillo, 3010 Travis St. She moved to Amarillo after her marriage to Stanley Marsh Jr. in 1936. Mr. Marsh was an independent natural gas producer, active in the development of the Panhandle and Hugoton gas fields. The Marshes raised three sons in Amarillo, Stanley 3, Tom and Michael. Mr. Marsh died in 1967. Mrs. Marsh married Major General Thomas Watlington in 1969. He pre-deceased her in 1990.

Estelle Fariss was born Feb. 25, 1913, in Oklahoma City. She grew up in Ardmore, Okla., and attended Sweetbrier College in Virginia and University of Oklahoma.

Mrs. Marsh was known in Amarillo for her gardens, her lighted Christmas tree on Travis Street and her support for many philanthropic organizations, including Habitat for Humanity in the Rio Grande Valley, the Marsh Foundation Milk Fund and Opportunity Schools. She was also the sole financial backer of the fashion designer Halston.

Survivors include three sons, Stanley 3, Tom and Michael; her daughters-in-law, Wendy, Charlene and Yvonne; her grandchildren, Stan, Kathrine, Elizabeth, William, Tim, Estee, Charles, C.C., Sarah, William, Fariss Jane, Nicole and Justin; and three great-great-grandchildren, C.C., Coley and Tom Kellogg.

The family suggests memorials be to a favorite charity.

Amarillo Globe-News, Sept. 16, 2003

Estelle Fariss Marsh

Estelle Fariss Marsh, 90, of Amarillo died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Jim Bankhead and Dr. Murray Gossett officiating. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.

Mrs. Marsh died at her home in Amarillo, 3010 Travis St. She moved to Amarillo after her marriage to Stanley Marsh Jr. in 1936. Mr. Marsh was an independent natural gas producer, active in the development of the Panhandle and Hugoton gas fields. The Marshes raised three sons in Amarillo, Stanley 3, Tom and Michael. Mr. Marsh died in 1967. Mrs. Marsh married Major General Thomas Watlington in 1969. He pre-deceased her in 1990.

Estelle Fariss was born Feb. 25, 1913, in Oklahoma City. She grew up in Ardmore, Okla., and attended Sweetbrier College in Virginia and University of Oklahoma.

Mrs. Marsh was known in Amarillo for her gardens, her lighted Christmas tree on Travis Street and her support for many philanthropic organizations, including Habitat for Humanity in the Rio Grande Valley, the Marsh Foundation Milk Fund and Opportunity Schools. She was also the sole financial backer of the fashion designer Halston.

Survivors include three sons, Stanley 3, Tom and Michael; her daughters-in-law, Wendy, Charlene and Yvonne; her grandchildren, Stan, Kathrine, Elizabeth, William, Tim, Estee, Charles, C.C., Sarah, William, Fariss Jane, Nicole and Justin; and three great-great-grandchildren, C.C., Coley and Tom Kellogg.

The family suggests memorials be to a favorite charity.

Amarillo Globe-News, Sept. 16, 2003


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