Marjorie Virginia Hammack Owens (1921-2017)

Marjorie Virginia Hammack Owens, age 96 of Spicewood, Texas passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. She was born in Van Horn, Texas on August 11, 1921, to Charles Ross and Marguerite Ruperta Hammack. The family moved to Dripping Springs a year after her father died in 1934. She was the great-granddaughter of Dr. Joseph and Sarah Pound of Dripping Springs.

Marjorie attended Nixon-Clay Business School and worked for Metcalf Engineering, as well as the Texas Education Agency. She also served as a docent at the Dr. Pound Pioneer Farmstead in Dripping Springs. On June 24, 1955, Marjorie married Clifton C. Owens. They enjoyed 44 ½ years together before Clifton’s passing in 2000. Three children were born to the union: Wanda June Owens Mauldin, Clifton Ross Owens and Wilma Ruth Owens.

Preceding Marjorie in death were her husband, Clifton Owens, her brother Charles Joseph Hammack, her sister Mittie Ruth Simpson and her daughter Wilma Ruth Owens Long. She is survived by her daughter, Wanda June Owens Mauldin (Richard); son, Clifton Ross Owens; grandsons, Zebulon Long, Charles Mauldin, Caleb Long, and Josiah Long; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Zebulon Long, Charles Mauldin, Caleb Long, Josiah Long, Kelly Hammack and Frank Simpson.

A visitation was held Friday, January 12, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Harrell Funeral Homes, Dripping Springs. Funeral Services were Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Dripping Springs United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Wallace Mountain Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Park Manor for their care of Marjorie. Memorials may be made to the Friends of the Pound House Foundation at www.drpoundhistoricalfarmstead.org .

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