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Tuesday, January 4, 2022
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Margie Jeanne King age 96, passed away peacefully at her home in Flat, Texas, on Thursday, December 30, 2021.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel in Gatesville. Burial will follow at Flint Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 3rd at the funeral home.
Margie Jeanne was born in the Flat community of Coryell County on September 23, 1925, to the late Noel Edwin and Nobie Fikes Clawson. She started her education at the Flint Creek School and later graduated as Valedictorian of Flat High School in 1942. Following graduation, she attended and graduated from Southwest Texas State Teachers College (now Texas State University) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics in 1944. She later earned a Master of Science in Education degree from Baylor University in 1954. While an undergraduate in college, she met the love of her life in Marshall James King, who was stationed at San Marcos Army Airfield during World War II. They were married on July 21, 1945. Soon after, she followed her husband to Japan, as part of the post war Allied Occupation Force, where she taught kindergarten on a military base for two years.
Home economics education was her passion, and she served as a teacher in many school districts including Bay City, Waco La Vega, Oglesby, and finally in Gatesville. She was a teacher at Gatesville High School for twenty three years until her retirement. Following the death of her mother and husband, she fully invested her time and efforts on her farm and ranch, which included commercial cattle, sheep, and goats. She was well known to have an annual garden of fruits and vegetables, and had a meticulous eye for lawn care.
Jeanne was a person of deep faith and a proud member of the First Baptist Church of Flat, where she served as church treasurer for close to twenty years. She also served as treasurer for the Flint Creek Cemetery Association, and was a member of the Coryell Retired School Personnel. She loved following the news and current events, and loved to knit, sew, and crochet for other people or just for fun. She will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband, Marshall; and in-laws, Bruce and Viola King of Obion County, Tennessee.
She is survived by her adopted son, Juan Arellano and wife, Natalia; grandchildren, Anna Arellano Ibarra and husband, Juan, Adam Arellano; great grandchildren, Christopher, Jacob, and John Ibarra. In addition, she is survived by her sisters-in-law Ernestine King, and Ivon King, of Union City, Tennessee, and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family has designated that memorials be made to Flint Creek Cemetery Assn., c/o Yvonne Dutschmann, 1425 CR 354, Gatesville, TX 76528.