Stanley Louis Marrs, age 79 passed away at his home in San Leon, Texas on July 5, 2012. He was born December 9, 1932 in Minneapolis, MN. Mr. Marrs graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, with a degree in Physics in 1954. He then served as a Pilot in the United States Air Force with service in Vietnam and later with the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG), retiring as a Major with over 20 years of service to his country. While in the Air Force, stationed in Colorado, he furthered his education and received a degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado. Between his active duty Air Force service and TXANG, Mr. Marrs started his career as an Aeronautical Engineer with NASA as part of the Skylab program. Then he fully retired, as an Instrumentation Engineer, with S&B Engineering of Houston. After his retirement, he kept busy by teaching CCE classes to children at St. Mary's Catholic Church in League City. He also taught Electrical and Instrumentation classes at the College of the Mainland in Texas City. In addition to being an avid hunter and fisherman, he made the world's best biscuits and gravy. He was a lifetime member of International Society of Automation (ISA), serving over 30 years in the Texas City Section. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a long time member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in League City. He is survived by his cherished wife of 57 years, Jean Marie Marrs, and his 8 adoring children and their spouses. They include Tim and wife Michelle, Catherine (Dee Dee), Elizabeth and husband Jim Stevenson, Gregory and wife Sharon, Jerry and wife Michelle, Jennifer and husband Kenny Easley, Susan and husband Rich Zinser, and Theresa and husband Mark Neil. He is also survived by his 14 grandchildren, Luke, Christina, Matthew, Zachary, Mary Anna, Sara, Christine, Byron, Jonathan, Darren, Angela, Lauren, Jackson and Elliot. He also leaves to cherish his memories, his brothers, Robert Marrs and wife Pat and David Marrs and wife Lynn. Words will never describe what a wonderful patriot, father, and loving husband he was and how devoted he was to his family and church. He was a remarkable human being that will be sorely missed and we will never forget him. His life touched many, many people and he will never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the
. A Visitation will begin on Monday, July 9, 2012 from 6-9:00pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00pm at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main Street, League City, Texas 77573. A Funeral Mass will follow on Tuesday at 10am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1612 East Walker League City, Texas 77573. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas.