Marjorie Crawford Holston
Funeral services for Marjorie Crawford Holston, 88, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Miguez Funeral Home in Jennings. Reverend Josh Belt will officiate.
Immediately following the services at Miguez Funeral Home, interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Mrs. Holston passed away on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Louisiana Extended Care Hospital in Lafayette after a short illness.
Marjorie was born one of nine children to Ivan Earl and Ethel Crawford. She was raised on the family farm near Ames, Okla., land that her grandfather claimed during The Oklahoma Land Rush of the late 1800’s. She moved to Louisiana over 60 years ago with her husband, Charles Holston, to pursue opportunities in the oilfield. Mrs. Holston played an important part in their many business ventures, but her main devotion was always to the lives of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Holston lived most of her life in Louisiana, residing in both Jennings and Lafayette. For the past six years, she enjoyed her days as a resident of the Garden View Assisted Living community in Lafayette. During that time, she delighted in the many meaningful friendships of both residents and staff at this place she called home.
Mrs. Holston was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Holston; her daughter, Cheryl Maggiore; and her son-in-law, Ged Fleming.
She is survived by her children, Rhonda (Lane) Watkins, Karol Fleming and Craig (Karen) Holston; and son-in-law Ernest Maggiore. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Lanette Maggiore Lejeune, Kennon Watkins, Eileen Maggiore Whiting, Kara Maggiore Monvoisin, Chuck Watkins, Ross Holston and Alex Holston; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Kennon Watkins, Chuck Watkins, Ross Holston, Alex Holston, Ted Whiting and James Monvoisin.
The family would like to thank the staff of Garden View Assisted Living, the very capable and kind doctors and nurses of Lafayette General Medical Center and Louisiana Extended Care Hospital for their thoughtful care of Mrs. Holston.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marjorie Holston’s memory to the George E. “Ged” Fleming Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Business at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, sent to: UL Lafayette Office of Development, P.O. Drawer 43410, Lafayette, Louisiana 70504.
Words of comfort may be expressed at www.miguezfuneralhome.com.
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