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Marian F. Vose, 90, a former resident of Hardin, died Jan. 18, 2013 in Crowley, Texas.
Marian was born Sept. 1, 1922 in Kansas City, Mo. to Thomas Ralph and Geneva Merle (Meador) Stout. Marian’s family moved to Los Angeles, Calif. in 1930 from Hardin, looking for work during the depression. Besides being a singer and dancer in Hollywood, she worked in manufacturing plants during WWII.
Marian married Marshall T. Vose from Farmington, Maine Sept. 14, 1944, after corresponding with him for 15 months while he was based in the South Pacific as a bomber pilot with the 307th Army Air Corp. After honeymooning in Atlantic City, N.J., Marshall was based in Fort Worth, Texas as Director of Training at Carswell Air Force Base. Dec. 30, 1953, the couple bought a 60 acre dairy farm in Cleburne, Texas where they raised five children.
After four of their children had finished school, Marian graduated from Tarrant County Community College in Food Services and was State Certified as a Dietition. She worked as a Dietitian Manager and served one year as President of the Texas Food Service Society.
After 48 years of marriage, Marshall died Jan. 5, 1993. Later Marian decided to move back to Hardin, where she still had fond childhood memories of her relatives and friends. After twelve years living in Hardin she realized her memory was fading and decided to move back to Texas.
Survivors include: Marsha Fay of McKinney, Texas; Linda Walker of Santa Fe, Texas; Sheila Vose of Cleburne, Texas; Casey Vose of Norborne; seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Son, Marshall (Paddy) T. Vose, Jr. preceded her in death. Marian will be buried next to her husband in Hardin Cemetary.