Margery Hamilton Grant-McLendon 1931-2017 Margery Hamilton Grant-McLendon, 85, of Houston, passed away on Wednesday, the 4th of January 2017, with her children at her side, after a seven year battle with congestive heart failure. She was born on the 25th of May 1931 in Buffalo, New York to Ernest Lyman Hamilton and Anna Margaret Sitter. Mr. Hamilton was an engineer with the Pierce Arrow Automobile company and her mother was both a homemaker to her children and worked for Mr. Willis Carrier (considered the inventor of air conditioning) and his family. Raised in Kenmore, New York, Marge attended Kenmore West Senior High School, where she was a cheerleader and a member of Epsilon Theta Nu Sorority. She went on to attend the University at Buffalo. One of her great passions after college was to go with her friends into New York City where they would see original Broadway shows and musicals. She spent her early career working as a model as a member of the Buffalo Models Guild and for Seneca Steel. Marge put off getting married and waited until she found the perfect man. At a Christian singles group she met and was swept off her feet by a young, very handsome man, Robert Burns (Bob) McLendon, who became the love of her life. Bob, originally from Crockett, Texas, graduated from Baylor University with his law degree. He joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent and was stationed in Buffalo. Married on the 16th of February 1963, they soon moved to Rock Hill, South Carolina, then Tampa, Florida, and finally residing in Texas, where Bob would practice law until his untimely death in 1974. Marge then began her thirty year career in real estate working for Don Mabry, Nancy Sartin and Chuck Poteet. Some of her fondest memories were the times she spent with her friends and co-workers. Always fun to be around, Marge was a sweetheart who was a kind, giving and very caring person by all who knew her. Throughout her life, Marge would reach out to her friends and family to see how they were doing, maintaining strong, life-long friendships. Marge has been a member of Grace Presbyterian Church for forty six years and was a past member of the John McKnitt Alexander Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Leukemia Society of America. Marge was preceded in death by her husband Robert Burns McLendon; her father, Ernest Lyman Hamilton; her mother, Anna Sitter Hamilton; and her sisters, Elizabeth (Betty) Roskam and Lorinda (Linda) Hamilton Gibson. She is survived by her children, Robert Blakely McLendon and Steven Cameron McLendon; her sister, Mary Hamilton Weed; and numerous nieces, nephews and their children. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six o'clock until eight o'clock in the evening, on Wednesday, the 11th of January, in the Library and Grand Foyer of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston. A memorial service will be conducted at eleven o'clock in the morning, on Thursday, the 12th of January, in the Founders' Chapel of Grace Presbyterian Church, 10221 Ella Lee Lane in Houston, where Dr. Mike Fry is to officiate. Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception to be held in a venue to be announced during the service. Prior to the service, the family will have gathered for a private interment at Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests, with gratitude, that memorial contributions in her name be directed to, the American Heart Association at www.donatenow.heart.org ; or to the Leukemia Society of America, at https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate .
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