Jeanette Hall Marr went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 19, 2020, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was 91 years old.
Jeanette was born July 10, 1929 in Hale County, Texas to D.L. and Marie Hall.
The family lived near Abernathy until 1945 when they moved to Lockney, Texas. Jeanette graduated from Lockney High School in 1946. After graduation she worked in Lockney restaurants for a year-and-a-half.
Jeanette married Thomas Marr on February 5, 1948.
She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Lockney, teaching Sunday School, singing choir, and helping with the nursery for many years. She was also a member of WMU. After her fourth child started second grade, Jeanette enrolled at Wayland Baptist University at age 37. While continuing to help raise four children, she earned a degree in Biology from Wayland Baptist.
After earning her undergraduate degree, Jeanette continued her education at West Texas State University, where she earned a master’s degree. Her Master’s thesis was on Texas wildflowers. Her children remember many road trips that Tom had to stop the car so Jeanette could walk along the highway and collect flowers for her thesis. After completing her master’s degree graduation, she began teaching high school biology at Lockney High School.
In 1984 Jeanette was honored to be selected Lockney Woman of the Year by the Lockney Chamber of Commerce. She retired after 20 years of teaching at Lockney.
Jeanette and Tom moved to Plainview in 1986. During retirement, she and Tom joined the Plainview Good Sam’s Travel Club and traveled with them for 20 years.
Jeanette was a wonderful cook. She went all out for holiday meals for her family, cooking as many as six different pies at Thanksgiving and Christmas. In addition, through her years in Lockney and Plainview, she cooked and delivered countless meals for people who were sick, had been in the hospital, or had lost a loved one.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Plainview.
Survivors include her husband of almost 73 years, Tom Marr, son, Ron Marr and wife, Leah Ligonier, Pennsylvania, son, Gary Marr and wife, Linda of Plainview, daughter, Karen Ford and husband, Tony, of Fort Worth, daughter, Janis Fry and husband, Dan and boys of Little Rock, Arkansas, and sisters, Erma Mickey of Kemah, Texas and Flo Hildebrand and husband, Luther Cleburne, Texas.
Jeanette had six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and many, many, nieces and nephews.
Jeanette donated her body to the Texas Tech Medical School.
A memorial service will be set for some time in 2021.
The family would like to express their thanks and love to all the staff and workers at West Ridge Manor for 5 years, and the last 13 months at the Beehive Homes in Plainview, Texas.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials be sent in Jeanette’s name to:
Texas Tech Medical School, 3601 4th Street, Stop 6528, Lubbock, Texas 79430