Marguerite Brown

Marguerite Attamae Brown

Monday April 21, 1930 - Monday October 26, 2020
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Texas City: Marguerite Attamae Brown of Texas City, Texas, had her sunrise on Monday, April 21, 1930. Her last sunset was on Monday, October 26, 2020 in Texas City, Texas. She was 90 years old.

Marguerite was born in Parker Corners, Oklahoma, to the loving union of Alvino and Gladys (Echols) Medrano. They arrived in a covered wagon and made the little town their home. Eventually they relocated to Lawton, where her parents resided for the remainder of their lives.

Marguerite met the love of her life, Troy Brown, in Lawton, Oklahoma after he was discharged from the United States Army. They knew they were meant for each other and were married three weeks later, April 12, 1946, in Guthrie, Oklahoma. They made Oklahoma City their new home and welcomed their first child, a daughter, Thellis Ann. The following year, they welcomed their second daughter, Terra Lee, only to lose her shortly after birth. They stayed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, for another year, and Troy enrolled in Okmulgee Tech in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. There they welcomed their third daughter, Tommie Elaine. Upon graduation with a degree in Printing, he was offered a position at Haliburton in Duncan, Oklahoma. While living in Duncan, Oklahoma, they welcomed their fourth child, a son, Hollis Duane. Upon a new job opportunity, Troy and Margaret moved back to Lawton, Oklahoma, where Troy worked for Carter’s Print Shop. There they joined the 8th and Lee Church of Christ, where they met many of their lifelong friends.

After prayer and deep consideration, Troy and Marguerite decided on a different career path, one where they could work with each other. They owned and operated two Mom and Pop grocery stores named “Shorty’s Grocery” inspired by Marguerite’s father, Alvino, “Shorty”, who owned and operated his grocery store on 2nd Street close to the old Coca~Cola Bottling Company. When Urban Renewal purchased their two grocery stores, Troy and Marguerite moved to Walters, Oklahoma, and owned and operated a Texaco. The Texaco sold gasoline, tackle and bait, groceries but was best known for their café which Marguerite prepared and served: the best burgers, stew, cornbread, potato salad, barbecue sandwiches and fried pies.

Due to Troy’s failing health they sold their business and moved back to Lawton, Oklahoma. As Troy’s health declined; their daughter, Tommie, moved Troy and Marguerite in with her family in Edmond, Oklahoma. After his death, Marguerite relocated to Texas City, Texas to be close to Troy’s sister, Virgie Lewis. She wanted to go back to what she loved which was making her famous hamburgers. She gained employment at K-Mart, doing just that until she retired.

She was a diehard Sooners Football Fan for 73 years! From the “Glory Days of Radio” to High-Definition Television she never missed a game until this past year. She was an avid lover of the 50’s and 60’s music genre. She was singing and dancing in every aspect of her life whether it be in cooking, cleaning or working. She was the family seamstress. Every day she made three amazing meals from scratch (in our eyes, there will never be someone that can make her homemade flour tortillas, enchiladas, Spanish rice, pinto beans and dirty cake.) She had a natural ability to make any flower or plant thrive.

Preceding her death: her parents, Alvino and Gladys Medrano, her husband, Troy Brown, her daughter, Terra Lee, her brother, Trinidad Medrano, her sister, Rosemary Lassiter, her granddaughter, Mikel Wallace.

Marguerite is survived by: her daughters, Thellis Ann Brown, of Texas City, Texas, Tommie Elaine Heavener and her husband Herbert of Salina, Oklahoma, her son, Hollis Duane Brown and wife, Janet of Lawton, Oklahoma. Her Granddaughters, Ann Wallace of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Lisa Rene Wallace, of Noble, Oklahoma, Lea Helter and husband, Larry of Palo, Iowa, Brian Bogle and wife Becky, of Weatherford, Texas and Tami Everett and husband, Rev. Dr. Brian Everett of Allen, Texas. Twelve great grandchildren, Cara Kelly of Brandon, Florida, Mikal and Xavier Wallace of Juneau, Alaska, Ian Patton of Moore, Oklahoma, Jacob, Zane and Ava Helter of Palo, Iowa, Grace and Ella Bogle of Weatherford, Texas, Mackenzie, Mason, and Morgan Everett of Allen, Texas, Three great-great-grandchildren, Savannah Kelly-Mathis of Del City, Oklahoma, Noah and Alexandria Cannon of Riverview, Florida.

Public Viewing: Sunday, November 8, 2020 from 1:00pm to 8:30pm at Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow, Oklahoma.

At the families request and in consideration of exposure to COVID-19 private funeral services will be held and officiated by Rev. Dr. Brian Everett. Graveside Service will follow after the private funeral service at the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow, Oklahoma. Streaming services will be available through Callaway-Smith-Cobb FaceBook Page at 2pm on November 9, 2020.

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Lea Helter

Posted at 03:44am
To the most wonderfully made woman any person would be honored to call their grandma!!! I certainly do miss you. I miss everything about you!!! To the way you put your hand up on your hip and primp you’re hair. The best girl advice: Never go anywhere without lipstick!! Besides being blessed to be your granddaughter...... Thank you for blessing my kids and I with your fabulous dimples!! It all started with your great taste in music. You know how we would turn it on to KOMA and sing to all the oldies!!! Oh, how I loved how to be around you in the kitchen....... Singing and dancing. You actually are the one who gave me my great love for dance, music and OU FOOTBALL (besides my daddy)! Remember when Ann and I went to the OU/Texas Football Game and making a sign just for you to get on ABC (College Gameday with Kirk Herbstreight and Lee Corso) but Ann and I are are so short that some 6’3” guy tried to hold it up for us. He really just should have picked Ann up and put her on his shoulders with the sign!! ! I hope you knew how much your life impacted mine. You were full of love, beauty, grace, joy, spunk, class and the cutest little thing North and South of The Red River! Funniest thing you ever said to Larry besides the wooden nickel joke was when he asked you if you could make chili rellenos and you said, “The caucasian in you wouldn’t let you make those!” We will see each other again because Yeshua/Jesus is our Lord and Savior and I will be waiting for that day when we do. I love you with all my heat. Love, Lee-Lee (Lea)

Lea Helter Posted at 02:03pm

Spelling error at end.... not heat!!! 🤣 but “HEART”!!! Craziness enough..... Ann and I had no idea what each other wrote in our memorial wall posts because they were delayed due to the funeral home approval. We knew our grandmother and that just goes to show that she was every flawless in how she was as a person/mother/grandmother. In addition, Ann and I are so close that even though we never shared with each other what each other was posting but shows an amazing bond between two of her granddaughters. I love both thoughts! Love, Lea ❤️

Ann Wallace

Posted at 08:42pm
How many times did I hear grandpa yelling at you,” MARGUERITE !” because you were yelling for OU when listening to them play on a little kitchen radio while you were cooking ? TOO many to count! And how many times would I hear you singing and bee-bopping to the oldies on KOMA from that same radio?
Grandma I was blessed to have you in my life for 53 years. And blessed even more to have you long enough for you to see me become a grandmother.
I will miss you. I love you. I hope I uphold your standards every time I make your enchiladas! But as you know,I never could get the Spanish rice right😂 Love, your honeybee, Ann

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