January 12, 1916 - June 10, 2011
Exceptional achiever Marjorie Ledbetter Lowry Yelton
passed away peacefully with family at her bedside Friday 6-10-11. She
was born 1-12-16 to a Carrollton pioneer family
Eugenia Ledbetter, one
of nine children, all of whom preceded her in death.
She was former president of the Poetry Society of Texas and life member.
She was also president of the Southwest Writers and long time editor and
charter member of the
Elm Fork Echoes
for the Peters Colony Historical Society of Dallas County. She was given
an honorary doctor of humane letters by Pakistan's University of Free
Asia. Marjorie was an award winning poet and world traveler and was also
named International Woman of the Year by the United Poet Laureates in
1972 and long time Braniff employee until her retirement.
Preceded in death by husband Harold
Yelton, long time musician for both the Dallas and Richardson
symphonies and by two grandchildren Mark Hand and Lisa Hand Liedtke.
Survived by daughter Barbara Lowry Bryant, two granddaughters Celia Hand
Roman and Teri Hand Chidester and by seven great-grandchildren Joshua
Mims, Justin Berry, Cody Berry, Bradley Chidester, Evan Chidester,
Tanner Chidester and Emily Carroll and three great-great-grandchildren
Jaxson Mims, Ryder Mims and Lyric Chidester.
Family and friends will gather graveside at
Perry Cemetery Tuesday
6-14-11 at 11:30. Officiating at the service will be Lewis Palos.
Arrangements under the direction of Rhoton Funeral Home, Carrollton, TX.