She was welcomed home by her husband of 68 years, Joe C. Watts and her parents, William Fredrick Fischer and Edith Annie Lala Fischer as well as a host of family and friends.
Marjorie was born on January 31, 1928 at home in Placedo, Texas. She attended grade school in Placedo and was a 1944 graduate of Patti Welder High School.
Following graduation, Marjorie married her husband, Joe, a soldier who was stationed on Matagorda Island. They had met at a dance at Dacosta Hall and were married on June 22, 1944 at First English Lutheran Church in Victoria.
Marjorie was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church, being ordained at First Church, Refugio where she and Joe lived for 43 years. They moved to Victoria after her retirement. She was a member of Grace Presbyterian, Victoria.
Following a lifelong career in banking that began at First Victoria National Bank and included Refugio Savings and Loan, and Olympic Savings (Refugio), Marjorie retired as the president of the Refugio County Federal Credit Union in 2002 after 26 years of service. She loved flower gardening, reading biographies and traveling.
Surviving Marjorie are her daughters, Nancy Watts and Laura Kinnison and her son, Bruce Watts, all of Victoria. She is also survived by her sister, Doris (Robert) Obsta. Marjorie’s grandchildren are Will (Kristi) Kinnison of Victoria, Jess (Sara) Kinnison of Austin and Alexis (David) Priest of Victoria; her great grandchildren are Jacob and Grace Kinnison of Austin and Nathan and Jillian Priest of Victoria. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2014, at Rosewood Funeral Chapels.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 17, 2014, Rev. Dan Fultz officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Will Kinnison and Jess Kinnison, nieces Carol Obsta and Katherine Schuelke, and nephews Robert Butler and Don Schuelke will serve as pall bearers. Honorary pall bearers are Robert, Doris and Claire Obsta.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of South Texas Capital Campaign or the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent.
Words of comfort may be shared at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.