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Marcelia Hughes

March 23, 1938 ~ September 10, 2015
Marcelia “Marcy” Annette Coohon Hughes, age 77, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Brenham Texas. Marcy was born March 23, 1938 in El Monte, California and as a young child moved to Sturgis, Michigan where she lived until she married and briefly resided in California, New York, Germany, but ultimately called Copperas Cove, Texas home. Marcy recently moved to the town of Brenham, Texas to live near one of her daughters, Mona. Marcy worked for many years with the Department of  Veteran’s Affairs in Temple, Texas and as a government services employee in California, Germany, and at Fort Hood, Texas. Known for never meeting a stranger, her sense of humor, gravelly voice, and for her affection for and collection of mice figurines, many knew her by the nickname of “Mousie.” The love of her life were her children whom she took enormous pride in chatting about and updating friends and neighbors about their successes. She loved to spend time knitting, caring for her yard, spending time with her friends, and was an avid participant with the American Association of Retired People (AARP) and the Red Hat Society. Marcy will be missed by her family, friends, and former co-workers having made a lasting impression with those that knew her. Recurring bouts with ailing health never seemed to keep Marcy down, always remaining optimistic, loving, and friendly she will be missed by all of those who knew her and were the recipients of her little hugs and friendly jabs. Marcy is survived by her eldest daughter Julie McRee (Husband - Chad) of Las Vegas, Nevada; daughter Mona Whitehead (Husband - Word) of Brenham, Texas; son Clifford Walsh (Wife - Ashley) of Austin, Texas. She has four grandchildren; Micaela Massacci (Husband- Jake) of Mansfield Texas, Meaghan McRee of Greensboro, North Carolina; Zachary and Brooklynn Walsh of Austin, Texas. She has two great grandchildren; Ava and AJ Massacci of Mansfield, Texas. She is also survived by numerous other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband John “Jack” Walsh of Copperas Cove, Texas; parents Mary Alberta and Cloyd Coohon of Rising Star, Texas; Brothers Carl, David, and Phillip Coohon, sister Phyllis McFall, and son Dennis Webb. A celebration of life will be on Saturday,  September 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Crawford Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove, Texas. Burial will follow at the Copperas Cove Cemetery. The family of Marcy Hughes would like to extend our gratitude to doctors and nursing staff at Brenham’s Baylor Scott and White Hospital for their compassion and loving care and to the Pastoral Team at the First United Methodist Church of Brenham, Texas for their prayers and comforting support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to support the Fisher House Foundation at military installations nation-wide. Paid obit  


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