A memorial service for Marian L. Luly, formerly of Palestine, Texas, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church of Palestine.
Mrs. Luly died early Tuesday morning at Rosemont Assisted Living in Humble, Texas. She was born in St. Louis, Mo. on April 6, 1927.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Alice Bingaman; sister, Dorothy Eckert; son, Timothy Luly; husband, Norman Luly; and great-granddaughter, Alexandra K. Vickery.
Before moving to Palestine in 1960, Mrs. Luly held positions including working for the Army Corp of Engineers and translating classified information for the government in Washington, D.C., but it was while working for the Missouri Pacific Railroad that she met her future husband and love of her life, Norman (N.R.) Luly, who had recently returned from Europe after serving in the Army during World War II. She was an avid pianist and organist for the United Methodist Church in St. Louis where her mother taught Sunday school for over 50 years. Marian and Norman were known for hospitality, friendship and love of dancing. She never met a stranger wherever she went, and after moving to Palestine with their two children, Kathy and Tim, they joined the First United Methodist Church where she remained a member for over 50 years and worked for NASA. Marian loved spending time with friends and family and enjoyed regular card and domino games. She enjoyed the fellowship of being a Red Hatter and her friends at the Dogwood Trails Assisted Living before moving to Humble to be closer to her daughter, Kathy.
She is survived by daughter and husband, Kathy Osborn and Alan Osborn of Humble; grandchildren, Greg and Terri Vickery of Palestine, Brian Luly of Montgomery, and Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Luly of San Antonio, John and Patty Jo Osborn of North Carolina, and Wayne Osborn of Tomball; and great-grandchildren, Greg, Samantha and Racheal Vickery, Sean Luly, Bobby Osborn, Leslie Osborn and Heather Osborn; numerous nieces and nephews from the East Coast to the West Coast.
A second memorial service will be held in Humble at the Atascocita United Methodist Church on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. for the many friends she came to know in the area.