|Bridget Marie Massie, 50, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 21, 2014 at her
She was born December 17th, 1963 in San Antonio, TX. Moved with family to McAllen and attended Our Lady of Sorrows
School and ultimately graduated from Pace High School in Brownsville, TX.
For many years she was a Food and Banquet manager for Embassy Suites in San Antonio, TX. When she returned to McAllen,
she was with Harbor Financial Mortgage and Valley Mortgage. Bridget attended real estate school and became office manager
for RE/MAX 1st Choice on South Padre Island, TX.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Chris Crabtree and nephew Ashton Dylan Massie. Bridget is survived by her father
and mother, Earl and Joan Massie. Also by her sister, Michelle and brother—in-law Xavier Contreras and by her brother, Britt
Joseph Massie, nieces Tailynn Contreras, Ashlynn and Addison Massie. Also by nephew Braden Contreras and Aiden Massie,
great nephew J.C. Carlson and great niece Mira Elise Mogab. Also survived by her Aunt Sharon (Jim) Alvis and uncles Alvin
(Linda) Julian, George (Cheryl) Julian, Steve (Holly) Julian and Mike Massie.
"To some you may be forgotten, to others a part of the past
But to those that love you and lost you, your memory will always last"
A Rosary will be recited in the Chapel of Kreidler Funeral Home, 314 N. 10th Street, McAllen, at 7:oo pm on Friday, November
28, 2014. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be at Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel, 1108 W. Hackberry Avenue, McAllen, at 9:30
am. An inurnment service will follow at Roselawn Cemetery, 1201 S. Main, McAllen.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to All State Hospice, 4622 S. Closner, Edinburg, TX 78539 c/o Linda Rodriguez or to
Our Lady of Sorrows Church at 1108 W. Hackberry, McAllen, TX 78501.
Marjorie L. Shaw, 94, entered eternal rest at Amara Hospice on Nov. 17, 2014, after a brief illness. Marjorie lived in McAllen
most of her life, having moved from Illinois at the age of eight with her parents and brother.
Marge, as she was known by everyone, was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Bertha Ralston, her brother and
sister-in-law, Chester and Dolorese Ralston, and her husbands, Howard Welsh , Tom Short and Donald Shaw.
She is survived by her daughter Pat Hallock (Paul); granddaughter Kristy Meyer (Robert); great granddaughter Amanda Elliott;
great grandson Austin Meyer; two step great grandsons, Bobby and Christopher Meyer; a niece Marsha Ralston; and a nephew
Larry Ralston (Dianne) all of McAllen.
Marge had a passion for playing bridge, traveling, dancing and watching football games on television. She was a member of
several bridge clubs and more times than not, ended the game as the top winner. Also she prided herself in having traveled to
49 of the 50 states, missing only Alaska. And Marge was lucky to have three husbands who were fabulous dance partners.
Finally, it is almost certain that she is cheering on the Dallas Cowboys from Heaven.
Marge was a life-long member of the First United Methodist church in McAllen and active in Beta Sigma Phi for more than sixty-
Many thanks go to the staff at the Bridges in Edinburg and House Calls, and especially to Patty Coleman and Estela Bazan who
all have been involved in helping Marge in recent years.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the First United Methodist church building fund, 4200 N. McColl Rd.,
McAllen or a charity of your choice. A Memorial Service will be held at Kreidler funeral Home at 2:00 pm Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.
Interment at a private family service will take place at a later date.
Joyce Ann Hull, 63, went to be with her Lord Monday afternoon, November 24th 2014. She succumbed to complications while
receiving treatment at M.D. Anderson in Houston, TX. Joyce was born in Alma, MI in 1951. She was preceded in death by her
father, James Merrill Hull; her mother, Marie Alice Hull; her brothers, James L. Hull and Paul W. Hull; and two nieces, Cheryl Ann
and Agnus Marie.
Music was always present in Joyce's life. She studied piano in her younger years and accompanied her high school choir on their
concerts. This led her to pursue a degree in music education from Eastern New Mexico University where she studied choral
music with Dr. Ron Shirey. Joyce went on to teach Jr. High choir in Big Spring, TX for several years and then decided to go
back to school to get her Masters in Music Education at Texas Christian University, again under the teachings of her mentor,
Dr. Ron Shirey. The following year, she joined her good friend and fellow colleague Jack Bowers in King Cove, AK, working at
the Peter Pan Seafood Cannery running the Le Petite Cafe. After a short time in Alaska, Joyce took a job in La Marque, TX,
directing their high school choirs before coming down to the Valley to take over the choir program at Travis MS in McAllen.
Joyce taught at Travis for a few years prior to moving to Piano, TX, where she taught at Carpenter MS for five years. Missing all
the valley folk and fishing in the lower Laguna Madre, she decided to move back to McAllen and directed the choirs at Morris MS.
During her time at Morris, her Varsity Treble Choir was selected as an honor choir at Texas Music Educators Association
Convention in San Antonio, which is one of the highest honors a choir and their director can achieve. After 6 years at Morris,
Joyce moved up to Memorial High School in McAllen and became the head choir director.
In 1998, Joyce found out she had a liver disease and was going to need a liver transplant. After many months at Baylor Medical
in Dallas and many trials and tribulations, Joyce fought hard and made it back to the world of teaching choir. She moved from
Memorial High School to Rowe High School in McAllen, which was the best decision she ever made. While at Rowe, she got to be
friends with many of the winter Texans, being known as the feisty joke teller at the Rowe musicals. Joyce's opportunity to
travel with the choirs, which she dearly loved, led her to NYC, Brekenridge, CO, New Orleans, LA, London and Austria.
In 2010, Joyce had another major health scare. She was diagnosed with breast cancer, but she didn't let that stop her either.
She finally retired after 30 years of teaching so she could focus on life and learning new hobbies.
This past September, Joyce was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin B Cell Lymphoma and it was on her heart and went to M.D.
Anderson to begin treatment. During the 31/2 weeks she was there, Joyce showed more bravery than anyone could imagine.
She fought to the very end and was surrounded by family and friends.
Joyce's faith in God and her fiery wit got her though so many tough times but also won her so many beloved friends. A single
life produces much radiance when that person follows her dreams, tries to do what is right and refuses to let obstacles stand in
her way. Joyce Hull did all of that. The world is better for her having lived. We are better for having known her. Though her life
may have ended too soon, it was complete in so many ways. Those of us who were privileged to be called her friends are left
with countless memories to hold on to. We are the blessed ones!
Joyce is survived by her brother, John B. Hull from MO; her sister, Mary L. Murray from AK; her adorable maltese, Pippa; and
numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, and so many here and elsewhere who called her friend.
In accordance with Joyce's wishes she will be cremated. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer
Society, Joyce Meyer Ministries or the charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank all the nurses and doctors on the 4th floor at Renaissance Hospital and all the amazing nurses,
doctors and care givers at M.D. Anderson.
Kreidler Funeral Home in McAllen is in charge of funeral arrangements. A memorial service to celebrate Joyce's life will be
Saturday, November 29th, at 3:00pm at the 1st United Methodist Church in McAllen.