Corinne Marie Zimmerly Marquis Freeman was born June 24, 1919 in Dallas, Texas, and passed away while residing at the Brookewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at DeQueen, Arkansas on April 14, 2013.
Her parents were Claude Zimmerly and Minnie Mae Schnabel Zimmerly. She graduated from Sunset High School, Dallas, TX in 1937 and attended Texas State College for Women (now TWU) from 1937-1939. She received her Master of Education in 1959 from North Texas State Teachers College (now UNT). During her TSCW college years she was named Sophomore Class Beauty and enjoyed participating in the weekly radio broadcast show, "Texas Broadcast School of the Air".
In the 1960's and 70's she taught in the Art Department of University of North Texas such courses as art for elementary teachers, design, art appreciation and perspective drawing. She served as a sponsor of Kappa Delta Sorority while teaching at the college.
She was a member of St Andrew Presbyterian Church since 1938 as well as participating in the Presbyterian Women Circle IV for many years. She also served her community through memberships in Ariel Club, the Modern Era Division, and bridge club and faculty wives.
Her hobbies included knitting and fiber arts. She participated in a tap dance class lovingly called "The Nifty-Fifty" taught by Gladys Keeton, Texas Woman's University, for 20 years.
On June 24, 1939 in Dallas, TX, she married Robert Marquis, Jr. son of Robert Marquis, Sr. former President of UNT. After his death she later married Fred Freeman, Jr. on February 14, 1991 in Denton, TX.
She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Robert Lincoln Marquis, Jr. and husband Fred Freeman, Jr., daughter-in-law Carol Margaret Drayton Marquis, daughter Carol Ann Marquis Watford, son Robert Lincoln Marquis III, son-in-law Bill C. Friday, parents Claude and Minnie Mae Zimmerly and brother Claude Zimmerly Jr.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Marquis Friday of Lockesburg, AR , and grandchildren Robert Lincoln Marquis IV and wife Melanie of Frederickesburg, VA and his mother Barbara Marquis of Dallas, Kimberly Kay Cummings and husband Tony of Richardson, TX, Thomas Dupree Watford of Ft. Benning, GA, Stuart Jade Allen and girlfriend and partner Delinda Brown of Flower Mound, TX, Michael Eric Watford and wife Cheryl of Kennesaw, GA, and Michelle Corinne Watford of Douglasville, GA. The following step-grandchildren also survive her: Robert Smith and wife Susy of Frisco, TX, Christen Smith Watt and husband Graig of Friendswood, TX, JoAnn Friday Luksich and husband Chuck, John J. Friday and wife Stephanie of Denton, TX, Adam Friday and wife Jennifer of Aubrey, TX. She is also survived by these great-grandchildren: Robert Lincoln Marquis V, Collin Reed Cummings, Carole Morgan Allen, Nicholas Kade Cummings, Savannah Rae Cummings, Kaighdence Naomi Cummings, Christian Watford, Carolann Tyler, and Natalie Corinne Watford.
Surviving step-great-grandchildren are Becki Bouchard, Beth Wright, Courtney Luksich, Emily Friday Tedrow, Katy Friday, Zach and Baylee Friday, Brynne, Asher, Austin and Ryan Smith, Taylor and Davin Watt, and Haley Mastovich. She is also survived by step-great-great-grandchildren Lily and Owen Wright.
A visitation will be held from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. on Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home, 705 N. Locust, Denton, and a memorial service will be held at 2 P.M. Saturday, April 20, 2014 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Oak Denton, with Rev. Steve Plunkett, officiating. Burial will be in the Roselawn Memorial Park.
Memorials in lieu of flowers should be sent to The Marquis Memorial Scholarship at the University of North Texas or to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.
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