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Margie Ann Naumann

Obituary for Margie Ann Naumann

August 14, 1927 - July 20, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 90


Margie Ann Naumann, a loving wife, mother and proud Austin native, died Friday, July 20, 2018, from complications of Parkinson's disease. She was 90.

She was born Aug. 14, 1927, to Ted and Mary Ann Shropshire, and grew up on East First Street (now Cesar Chavez Street) in a close-knit neighborhood where she made childhood friends who remained lifelong friends. She and her future husband, Gene Naumann, attended Austin High School and married in 1944. Nine years later they had a son, Vance, who was as devoted to them as they were to him.

She was a fun-loving Texas woman with her own sense of style. She was age defying—always young at heart—with a passion for yellow roses and all things representing her beloved Lone Star State. After all, she was multi-generational—her parents, her husband and her son were all Texas born and bred.

Margie was creative and artistic. Her award-winning oil paintings hung on walls throughout the West Austin home she designed and lived in until her death.

She was an adventurous soul and enjoyed spending long weekends in San Antonio and New Orleans with girlfriends who shared her love of laughter and playful sense of humor. She even rented a taxi to transport them from Austin to San Antonio after they were older and didn't feel comfortable driving, never letting age define their lives. Thursdays were reserved for those friends, who enjoyed a late lunch and then visits to museums or movies or plays at venues around town.

But it was her family—Gene and Vance—who dominated her life. Until he died in 2007, Margie and Gene had a standing Friday afternoon date at their favorite Mexican restaurant, sharing enchiladas and margaritas.

She doted on her son Vance, but didn't believe in today's helicopter style of parenting. She encouraged a young Vance to explore the neighborhoods of his youth and then, as an adult, the world.

Margie Naumann was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her son, Vance Naumann, and his wife, Janet, of Austin; sister Kerry Palmer, nephews Lester Palmer and Louis Palmer and niece Kara Hoda, all of Mississippi, nephew Lacy Palmer of Houston; and lots of Naumann family cousins, nieces and nephews throughout Central Texas.

The family would like to thank Frances Mojica, Yolanda Ruiz, Benita Flores, Elizabeth Quintero and Lola Romero for the loving care they provided Margie during her illness, especially during her final days when she was at home and surrounded by people whom she knew loved and cared for her. Also thank you to doctors Michael Pellegrini and David Morledge, who were always there when she and her family needed them, and Hospice Austin staff who provided gentle, practical advice and end-of-life assistance.

Margie truly loved life and celebrated it fully during her time here. She didn't want an elaborate sendoff. So to fulfill her wishes, Margie was buried next to her husband of 63 years in a private service at Austin Memorial Park.

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