Marsha Hughes Calloway Manley, a resident of Alpine, Texas since 2001, passed away due to a stroke on Jan. 19, 2007. She was born Sept. 11, 1945 in Houston. She was a mother, educator, friend and active community member who enriched the lives of everyone she encountered. She was educated at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches and the University of Houston, where she received her Master of Science Degree of Education. From 1968 until her death, she worked as a special education teacher and/or principal in several Texas cities. Her first year with Bellville ISD, she was a special education teacher at Bellville Junior High School. Beginning with the 1985-1986 school year she served as principal and special education teacher at West End Elementary School. Then beginning with the 1995-1996 school year she served as the principal of Spicer Alternative Campus until her retirement in 2001. She is survived by her children Jason Manley and wife Kristie of Brenham, Holli Manley of Austin and 3 grandchildren: Calloway, Camille, and Cannon Manley, all of Brenham. She is also survived by two brothers Steve Calloway of Tyler, Texas and Gary "Catfish" Calloway of Terlingua, Texas, and by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her son Michael. Memorial services were scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Alpine, Texas. The Rev. McLeod officiated. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in Marshals name be made to your favorite charity. West End Elementary School Library is also accepting donations in memory of Mrs. Manley.
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