Marell Conway, age 92, of Coleman and former long-time resident of Orange, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Coleman County Medical Center.
He was born Marell Wilson Conway on May 28, 1919, in Henderson, Rusk County, Texas, a son of John Thomas Conway and Ola Gertrude Armstrong Conway.
He grew up in Silsbee and graduated from Silsbee High School. On Dec. 23, 1939 he married L. Iris Richardson in Woodrow. Mr. Conway served in the United States Army during World War II and helped establish the K-9 Corp at Fort Robinson, Nebraska.
Following his military service, Mr. Conway worked for many years for American Bridge and Steel, retiring in 1981. He then went to work for T. K. Stephenson, Inc. and worked for them for a number of years. He also farmed and ranched.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Orange. He and his wife lived in Little Cypress from 1939 until being displaced by Hurricane Rita in September 2005. At that time, they moved to Coleman to be near their daughter. Mrs. Conway died on Dec. 14, 2010.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Tom Burns of Coleman; one granddaughter, Ginny Bultman and husband Bill of Snow Mass, Colorado; one great-grandson, William Bultman of Snow Mass; one sister, Zelma Conway Sherman of Orange; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Elaine and Jerald Peveto of Orange, Trudy and Carl Ericson of Hilltop Lakes and Betty Conway of Orange.
Visitation will be held at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange on Friday, Sept. 9 from 1:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. in the Dorman Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Umbenhaur, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Orange, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery in Little Cypress.
Pallbearers will be Jerald W. Peveto, Michael Peveto, Tom Stephenson, Tom Kenna Stephenson, Keith Hudnall and Arthur (Bubb) Simpson.