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Marion Coyle

1919 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Marion Coyle Obituary
COYLE, MARION LOU WALDMANN Bridge players in heaven have a new challenge! Marion "Lou" Coyle began bidding her celestial hand on December 18, 2013. She is survived by her Dallas family: daughter, Deborah Cassen, son-in-law Jay; grand-daughter Elisa Eckel and husband John; grand-son Sean Slaton, wife Alison, sons Douglas and Hudson; and son Richard, daughter-in-law Lynn of Arizona. Lou was born September 2, 1919 on the Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois. The daughter of Colonel Carl Andrew Waldmann and DAR member Marion Marie Sears. Her father's career assignments, including that of Commandant of the Rock Island Arsenal, provided living experiences in many places from the Presidio in San Francisco to Washington, D.C. She was a 1941 graduate of the University of Illinois where she received a Bachelor of Science degree and was a member of its Delta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Lou married Douglas Jay Coyle on October 27, 1945. For 59 years they resided in Darien, Connecticut as well as Scottsdale, Arizona. After his death on March 7, 2004, Lou moved to Dallas. While living in Dallas, Lou continued to be a gracious hostess, always welcoming and engaging, while enjoying the friendship of people of all ages. She was a master at Mexican Train Dominoes, knit various items for Genesis and the Children's Medical Hospital, worked monthly at the "Botega" in the Edgemere, read books and newspapers avidly, but her true passion was bridge! She had hundreds of master points and played as often as possible. She was an active sustaining transfer member of the Dallas Junior League, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. The family wishes to extend its gratitude to her many friends for their continued love and kindness. In addition, we are so appreciative of her caregivers: Lisa DeMaio, Terry Erickson, Maureen Uche, Hilarie Buckley, Rachel Smith, and Mary Jackson. A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 23 at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 8011 Douglas Avenue, Dallas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in her memory to Emily's Place, P.O. Box 260671, Plano, Texas 75026 or to a .


Published in Dallas Morning News on Dec. 21, 2013
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