EARL MARTIN MARMION October 3, 1912 February 19, 2007 Devoted husband, loving father, faithful friend. Earl was born and raised in the Houston Heights where his father, James Barrus Marmion, served as last mayor before the Heights became a part of the City of Houston. He was a graduate of Reagan High School. He went to work for Shell Development Company and after retiring worked for the Baylor Company. For over 50 years Earl was an active member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, and was a member of the Reagan Masonic Chapter for sixty-two years. Earl and his wife, Allene were avid travelers and enjoyed trips throughout the United States and abroad. However, his family came first; Allene, his wife of sixty-six years, his children, grandchildren, brothers, and sisters were of utmost importance. Earl is preceded in death by his son, Martin Marmion, and by his wife, Allene Harwell Marmion. He is survived by his daughter, Linda Marmion Linder and husband, Jerry; and his grandchildren, Stephanie Linder and Mark Linder and wife, Kelly. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday night from 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. at Heights Funeral Home, 1317 Heights Boulevard. A celebration of his life will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Hope Episcopal Church, 1613 West 43rd Street. Memorial gifts may be made to Hope Episcopal Church or Houston Hospice. Our lives have been richly blessed by the life that he led and the man that he was. "Yea, I have a goodly heritage." Psalms 16:6. "A father's legacy is not riches, possessions, or worldly goods of any kind; it is the way he lived, the lives he touched, the promises he kept. It is the kind of man he was." .Author Unknown

Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what's to be,
A resting place along the road,
to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things,
but never meant to stay...
Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know.
For some the journey's quicker,
For some the journey's slow.
And when the journey finally ends,
We'll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the lord