Marjorie Willodean Boswell Hamby, age 90 of Austin, TX passed away April 23, 2020, in Austin, TX. She was born March 31, 1930 near Greensburg in Scotland County, MO. She was the daughter of Ross Earith and Lila Marie Miller Boswell.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, Ross and Marie Boswell, an aunt Mildred Aucutt, a cousins Jim and Dorothy Boswell. Surviving is several cousins.
When she was five years old, she and her family moved to St. Louis, MO where her father worked for St. Louis County Water Co. There she went to school and graduated from the eighth grade. In the 40’s she worked for the Brown Shoe Co in the Chemical department office. In the late 40’s she moved to Texas. In 1952 she moved to Austin, TX. She went to work for the Texas Highway Department-now called the Texas Department of Transportation in 1963, in the Right of Way Division and retired from there in august 1996. (During that time, she got her G.E.D and attended Austin Community College and St. Edwards University.)
She acquired the SRWA designation from the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) and also had a Real Estate Brokers license. In 1996 she was President of IRWA Austin Chapter 74. She remained active in IRWA after her retirement and was editor of the Austin Bluebonnet Chapter 74 newsletter.
During the early 70’s she was a board member of the Terpsichorans singles dance club. She was Charter President of the Austin Toastmistress Club and then the first elected president.
She loved gardening and her home in Austin had no yard-the front and back yards were filled with beautiful shrubs, flowers, statues, river rock and a fish pond.
Margie belonged to the Senior Friends organization through St. David’s Hospital, in Austin and was their “official” photographer.
Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 4, 2020, in the Greensburg Cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO.
Reverend Graig Connell will officiate the services. Memorials are suggested to the Greensburg Cemetery.