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Marsha (Dedman)  Schmerbeck

Obituary for Marsha (Dedman) Schmerbeck

December 28, 1945 - October 7, 2017
Austin, Texas | Age 71


Marsha Schmerbeck (Dedman), of Austin, formerly of Houston, TX and Fairfax, VA, passed away October 7 after a brief illness.

Marsha was born on December 28, 1945 in Houston to Jayne and William Dedman. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Laurie Veade. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Richard; her son Mark of Austin; her son Brad and his partner Jennifer Potter of Austin; as well as many other loving relatives and friends.

Marsha graduated in 1968 from the University of Houston with a dual education degree in English and Spanish, after which she began a long and fulfilling career as a treasured teacher at Ascension Episcopal School in Houston, St. Charles School in Destrehan, LA, St. Ann's Academy Jr. High in Washington, DC and St. Monica's School in Dallas.

Marsha loved spending time with her family and throughout the years there were many road trips, ski trips and other Rocky Mountain adventures. Over the years the family lived in Texas, Louisiana, Virginia and Singapore.

After retiring and moving to Austin, Marsha and Rich had wonderful times traveling extensively in the United States and abroad. Marsha was a very talented artist and enjoyed painting, sewing, working on her many art and craft projects and writing poetry. As big fans of UT Football, she and Rich were season ticket holders and rarely missed a game. She was a lifelong animal lover and cherished her dog Murphy.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a memorial service for Marsha on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 411 Ranch Rd 620 S, Lakeway, Texas.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

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  • Contributions in her memory may be made to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

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Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home Lake Travis

411 Ranch Rd. 620 S.
Lakeway, TX 78734
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