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Marie Hurley Hendrick

Obituary for Marie Hurley Hendrick

January 17, 2019
Austin, Texas


Marie Hurley Hendrick passed away peacefully at home the morning of Thursday, January 17th. Marie is survived by her sister, Phyllis (Beverly), brothers, Charles and Wayne (Connie) son, William L. Hendrick and wife, Karen and daughter, Cindy. Marie was devoted to her nine grandchildren and enjoyed every interaction with her four great-grandchildren.

Marie was born the second of eight children of Cecil and Gaynelle Hurley. Her Dad, Cecil, was in the Navy during World War II and then became a conductor on the Norfolk & Western railroad. Her Mom, Gaynelle passed along her love of music to her children. Marie was a gorgeous, intelligent, girl with a beautiful voice. She started to sing at local events and then became a regular on television and radio in the Roanoke, Virginia area. She graduated from Roanoke Catholic High School. When Marie was twenty one years old she married Jack Hendrick. He told her he was going to marry her the first time he met her. She was certainly the most beautiful, talented and hardworking girl he had ever met! Soon after they married, they moved in with Jack's parents. Marie set about charming Jack's entire family. When she was about to deliver Cindy at the hospital, the person beside her was Jack's Mom. When Grandmother Hendrick had a stroke, it was Marie that nursed her back to health. Although, Jack was the apple of his Mom's eye, Marie soon became her close friend and confidant. Marie had Cindy in 1960 and Bill in 1961. She was devoted to their upbringing. She was a great Mom. There were many days filled with games, practices, camping, fishing, boating, hard work, good food and nights of singing, dancing and playing cards. Marie continued to love music and sang in the choir at church. She had a productive career as a Tax Examiner at the IRS. Marie was an excellent cook. Many great holiday dinners were celebrated at her table. She always had a good attitude about life and was devoted to learning. When Jack accused her of being the most illogical person he knew, she proceeded to take a Logics class at the University of Texas. Marie diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 1986. She endured months of intensive chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and she was sick for months. After beating cancer, Marie turned her attention to getting to know her new grandchildren. Although nothing would divert her devotion to Cindy, Bill and Karen; her grandchildren ran a close second. Marie was so proud of every accomplishment and milestone. The favorite Grandchild was the one that had called her most recently to tell her about his/her accomplishments. She loved being around them. She was amazed by how smart, athletic, handsome, pretty or funny each of them was. They all spent numerous hours with her. She loved attending games, graduations and weddings. She believed in each of them and what they would accomplish in the world. Through the years she had her little beagle buddies at home to keep her company. Starting with Dixie and Jasper, then Buck and Ginny and now Beau and Ellie; her beagles have been her steadfast companions. She spoiled them and they adored her. Marie was someone people naturally gravitated to. She had a beautiful smile and gorgeous blue eyes. She was a good listener. There always seemed to be a guardian angel around when she most needed assistance. Her family is going to miss her dearly.

Visitation will be 2:00 – 4:00 pm Sunday, January 20, 2018 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78705. Memorial service will be 3:00 pm Monday, January 21, 2018 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 4311 Small Road, Austin, Texas 78731. There will be a reception at the church immediately following the service.

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Austin, TX 78705
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