Marjorie Lynn Hall

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Marjorie Lynn Hall, 95, passed away Monday, October 14, 2013. A celebration of her life will be at 11:00 AM Friday, October 18, 2013 in the Cindy Nichols Chapel of the First Baptist Church, 1100 Malone St., Denton, TX with Dr. Jeff Williams officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, October 17 at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Denton from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Marjorie Lynn was born on April 10, 1918 in Krum, TX to Julia Mae and William Clinton Collier and was a beloved only child. Her family moved to Denton when she was two and she lived there the next 90 years until she moved to Waco in 2010.

She graduated from Texas Woman's University in 1937 with a Bachelor of Art in English and from the University of North Texas in 1943 with a Master of Art in Secondary Education. She taught English at Denton High School for many years and was fondly known as "Our Miss Brooks". Marjorie Lynn was married to Thomas Ray Brooks, Jr. from 1941 until his death in 1971. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters, Carolyn and Barbara. In 1988 she married Morris Eugene "Gene" Hall. They enjoyed traveling and entertaining together until his death in 1993. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Denton and served throughout her life in countless ministries. She was honored in 2010 as the oldest active member of the church.

She loved Denton and was a vital part of the community, volunteering and serving for the entire 90 years she lived there. She proudly served as president of the Alumni Association of her alma mater, Texas Woman's University, and remained actively involved the rest of her life. Last May she was thrilled to be able to attend the 75th anniversary of her 1937 graduating class and was recognized as the oldest graduate in attendance. She had a lifelong passion for literature which she expressed through teaching high school English and was an avid reader until the day she died. Her late husband, Dr. Gene Hall, established the successful Jazz program at UNT and she enjoyed her relationship with the recipients of the scholarship founded in his name.

Marjorie Lynn's greatest joy in life was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She made them her first priority and they will always have wonderful memories of time spent with their Nana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Ray Brooks, Jr., and husband Morris Eugene Hall. She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Brooks Brophy and husband Rick of Waco and Barbara Brooks Kirk and husband Dana of Kerrville; stepdaughters, Judy Haddox and husband Charlie of McKinney, Genell Hall of Melrose; five granddaughters, Julia Jurgensen and husband Josh of Waco, Rebecca Smith and husband Michael of Dallas, Amanda Czimskey and husband Matt of Waco, Katy Madeja and husband Rob of Austin, Caroline Kirk of Waco; step-granddaughter, Kristin Nelson and husband Ryan of Dallas; step-grandson, Gareth Kirk of Fort Worth and step-granddaughter, Sarah Gene Haddox of Dallas, and six great-grandchildren, Brooks and Sarah Catherine Jurgensen, Olivia and Pierce Czimskey, Kate Smith, and Colin Madeja.

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