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Marion Lane Tillotson entered eternal life on March 19, 2014. She was born in San Marcos, Texas to William Clayton and Eunice Hester Lane on January 23, 1924. This will be a surprise to many as her age was a well kept secret. Marion grew up in San Antonio, graduated from Brackenridge High School and attended The University of Texas where she was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority. She received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Psychology from Incarnate Word and taught Spanish for several years. She married Donald E. Tillotson on August 3, 1946. They were married for 57 years until his death in 2003. Shortly after marrying they moved to Don's hometown of Tampico, Mexico where they lived for over the next decade making life long, multi-generational friendships. They spent many weekends boating on the Panuco River, fishing, camping, golfing and going on beach and ranch outings. Marion was founding President of the Tampico Garden Club and was honored when they celebrated their 50th year anniversary. In 1959 they moved to San Antonio. She was a long time member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Her numerous civic activities included serving as president of the Laurel Heights Garden Club (of which she was recently recognized for being a 49 year member), the Women of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and of Alamo Kiwanis Ki-Anns. She was also a member of the Battle of Flowers Association. Marion's greatest passions were travel, real estate, family & friends. As a child Marion often traveled with her father, which fostered a love of travel that she pursued throughout her life. She instilled this passion not only in her family but also in hundreds of students. For 27 years she enjoyed escorting student tours for Harwood Tours and took over 30 student groups to Europe. She often said travel is the best education. In 1974 Marion received her real estate brokers license and has delighted in assisting homebuyers and sellers ever since. She was the first sales agent to join Phyllis Browning Company in 1989 and was affectionately known in the PB family as the Queen Mother. She was a regular at the office and showed a property the week she became ill. Marion loved working in real estate because of the many special friends and relationships she made. Marion is survived by daughter Melissa Vaughan, son-in-law Robert Vaughan and four granddaughters who she adored, Hayley, Torrey, Avery and Ellery Vaughan. She will be remembered for her zest for life, sage advice and trademark oversized sunglasses. The family is most grateful to Dr. Robert Schnitzler, Victoria Paparelli and the wonderful staff at Schnitzler Cardiovascular for their excellent care and to Beatrice Moszee for many decades of loyalty and companionship.
MARCH 25, 2014
MISSION BURIAL PARK
ST. LUKE'S EPISCOPAL
11 ST. LUKE'S LANE
Rev. David Read officiating. If so inclined contributions may be made to Alamo Heights School Foundation, 7101 Broadway St., San Antonio, TX 78209 or a
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Published in Express-News from Mar. 22 to Mar. 24, 2014