In memory of
Marcellene Wilson
In memory of
Marcellene Wilson
WILSON, Marcellene Marcellene Snorf Wilson passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020. She was born May 7, 1924, in Chicago, Illinois, to Dr. Lowell Delford Snorf and Marcellene Roberts Snorf, and raised in the neighboring village of Wilmette. Marcellene was her parents' third child, born after Virginia Ann and Lowell, Jr., and followed by Charles. Her love of family was learned early in life, as she often visited her grandparents and extended family in Verona, Ohio, and Rensselaer, Indiana. She was education in the New Trier public schools and attended Bradford College and Northwestern University. A chance meeting with a young naval officer from Texas during World War II was an introduction to her future husband, John Wilson. She and John were married in 1943 and their first child, Robin, was born the following year. After the war, Marcellene and her family moved to Texas where John eventually began his career as an attorney in Dallas, Texas. The family, which grew by three more children - Marcy, John, Jr., and David -- made their home in Highland Park. Marcellene and John lived there together until his death in 2017. She has since resided at Presbyterian Village North in Dallas. Marcellene and John were equal partners in a long and loving marriage. After raising their children, they traveled extensively, enjoyed the New Mexico high country at their cabin and built a farming business in the cornfields of Indiana. She was gifted with a fine memory and could relate family stories and history with an eye for detail. It was Northwestern University that she pledged the Pi Beta Phi sorority and remained an active member throughout her life. Marcellene was raised in the Presbyterian Church and joined Highland Park Presbyterian Church soon after her move to Dallas. She was dedicated to her Circle and Sunday school, where her faith and friendships were strengthened. Marcellene was a member of the Junior League of Dallas and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She loved her country and was a true patriot. Marcellene is survived by her brother Charles, and her children and their spouses - Robin and Dick Lea of Atlanta, Georgia; Marcy and Steve Sands of Dallas; Johnny and Chris Wilson of Dallas; David and Debbie Wilson of Tyler, Texas. She is additionally survived by 14 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, 3020 Oak Grove Avenue, Dallas, Texas, at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 1, 2020.
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Dallas, TX 75225
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In memory of
Marcellene Wilson
WILSON, Marcellene Marcellene Snorf Wilson passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020. She was born May 7, 1924, in Chicago, Illinois, to Dr. Lowell Delford Snorf and Marcellene Roberts Snorf, and raised in the neighboring village of Wilmette. Marcellene was her parents' third child, born after Virginia Ann and Lowell, Jr., and followed by Charles. Her love of family was learned early in life, as she often visited her grandparents and extended family in Verona, Ohio, and Rensselaer, Indiana. She was education in the New Trier public schools and attended Bradford College and Northwestern University. A chance meeting with a young naval officer from Texas during World War II was an introduction to her future husband, John Wilson. She and John were married in 1943 and their first child, Robin, was born the following year. After the war, Marcellene and her family moved to Texas where John eventually began his career as an attorney in Dallas, Texas. The family, which grew by three more children - Marcy, John, Jr., and David -- made their home in Highland Park. Marcellene and John lived there together until his death in 2017. She has since resided at Presbyterian Village North in Dallas. Marcellene and John were equal partners in a long and loving marriage. After raising their children, they traveled extensively, enjoyed the New Mexico high country at their cabin and built a farming business in the cornfields of Indiana. She was gifted with a fine memory and could relate family stories and history with an eye for detail. It was Northwestern University that she pledged the Pi Beta Phi sorority and remained an active member throughout her life. Marcellene was raised in the Presbyterian Church and joined Highland Park Presbyterian Church soon after her move to Dallas. She was dedicated to her Circle and Sunday school, where her faith and friendships were strengthened. Marcellene was a member of the Junior League of Dallas and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She loved her country and was a true patriot. Marcellene is survived by her brother Charles, and her children and their spouses - Robin and Dick Lea of Atlanta, Georgia; Marcy and Steve Sands of Dallas; Johnny and Chris Wilson of Dallas; David and Debbie Wilson of Tyler, Texas. She is additionally survived by 14 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, 3020 Oak Grove Avenue, Dallas, Texas, at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 1, 2020.
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Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home & Memorial Park
7405 West Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75225
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