MARILYN MASON BRICE
FEBRUARY 16, 1928 – AUGUST 3, 2020
Mrs. Marilyn Mason Brice passed away August 3, 2020 at the age of 92 in her home surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren.
Marilyn was born in Brownsville, Texas on February 16, 1928 to Frank W. and Ruth J. Mason. Marilyn graduated from Brownsville High School in 1945 and attended Texas A&I University (Texas A&M Kingsville) graduating in 1949. Marilyn returned to Brownsville and began to teach second grade at Resaca Elementary School. While Marilyn was visiting a close friend from Brownsville on a ranch around Webb County she met and fell in love with Carroll Brice. They were married in Laredo, Texas at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic church on July 30, 1951. Carroll and Marilyn lived in Bruni, Texas where they raised their four children Frank Patrick Brice (Jeanie), Douglas Moffett Brice (Nancy), Marilyn Ruth Brice and Rosalie Bridget Brice Guajardo (Luis). Marilyn has nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Marilyn was a 3rd grade teacher at Bruni Elementary for approximately 3 years where she enjoyed teaching the children of the Bruni community. In the early 60’s she changed careers and started as a postal clerk with the U.S. Post Office in Bruni. She worked in Bruni at the post office and eventually was offered the Postmaster position in Oilton and remained there until her retirement. Marilyn was an avid reader, exceptional gardener (flowers and vegetables), devoted wife, mom and “MeMa”, and she had the pioneering ability to cook a meal with whatever was available in the pantry.
Marilyn utilized the two post offices in Bruni and Oilton as a vehicle to provide historical knowledge of the generational relationships in the communities and rural Webb County, Texas. Marilyn and Carroll enjoyed their life in the small community of Bruni and in 2007 made the decision to move to Laredo, Texas to be near their children.
She was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Carroll D. Brice, parents Mr. & Mrs. Frank W. and Ruth Judson Mason, sister Mrs. Ruth Lucille Mason Ceyanes (Santos†) and Frank “Buster” W. Mason, Jr, all of Brownsville Texas.
Marilyn will be laid to rest with her husband, Carroll at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd., San Antonio, TX 78209 on Thursday, August 13, 2020 attended by her family and close friends. All regulations at the national cemetery must be adhered to.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that you consider making a donation to: Lighthouse for the Blind and/or St Jude’s Children’s Hospital
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Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Road, Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.