Marjorie Joyce Tri, 85, of Clyde, passed away March 18, 2008 at a local hospital.
Memorial service will be at a later date in Maui, Hawaii.
Marjorie was born and raised in Surrey, England on July 3, 1922 to Stanley and Nellie Powell. She served in the Army of England during WWII; a member of the NCOA and the British Wives Club. She was a member of the Heavenly Rest Episcopal Church for many years in Abilene. She moved to Hawaii to live with her daughter, Jane for 6 years and attended the St. Johns Episcopal Church. She never met a stranger; she loved to do volunteer work at the Thrift House and at the Paramount.
She is survived by two daughters, Jane Anne Herrera and husband, Andy of Maui, HI, and Mary Ann Tri of Clyde; brother, Gordon Powell of Kent, England; sister, Doris Knights of England; nine grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews in England.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Luverne Tri in 1989 and her son, John Leslie Sawyer in 2007.
Family request memorials are made to the American Lung Association of Texas, 5926 Balcones Dr. Austin, TX 78731, 800-586-4872.
Dear Jane and Mary,
We were so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you both and the family.
Our friendship with Mother went back to Wetherfield, England 1970. Although our paths did not cross for many years our Annual Christmas Greetings lived on that gap cannot be filled but the memories of the fun, friendship and laughter we shared will remain.
With Love, Sheila and Ray
Sheila and Ray Shaw, GA
I am so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing lady and I loved to hear her talk. Please know that my prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Melanie JonesAbilene, TX
Mary, Sorry for the loss of your Mom.I always enjoyed visiting with her at Sams Club visits. John Lisa
John ConnelClyde, TX
Hello Jane and Mary and Jennifer,
Rich and I and the girls are thinking about you both so much. We are so glad to have been able to spend the time with nana this past week. She was very lucky to have you both. I can only hope you will have peace knowing she is with dad and granddad. We love you so much and care for you all so much.
Hilary AndersonChelmsford, MA
Mary and Jennifer:
I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is right now, but later you will be happy for her, that she is no longer suffering, is at peace, and that she is with your dad and brother. Bless you both.
Shelly TennisonAbilene, TX