Marjorie O. duRoy, a spectacular presence where ever she was, returned to God on Saturday morning, the 17th of November 2012. She was born on Friday, the 13th of February 1920, to Michael and Louise Orton. Marjorie grew up in Houston, Texas and married Jack Slovack. She was home-maker, artist, interior designer, business manager, and SUPER MOM to her three daughters, Dino Thompson, Jackie Conley, and Marjorie Slovack-Bass, who survive her. Jack preceded her in death in 1969.
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Marjorie later married Robert M. duRoy, M.D., and moved with him to California to create a new life and help establish a group of medical clinics in the Newport Beach area. They retired to Rancho Mirage, CA in 1983 to enjoy a time devoted to traveling the world and making enormous contributions to the non-profit organizations they so loved: the
, the College of the Desert, and the McCallum Theater. Marge and Rob moved back to Texas in 2007. Rob passed away in 2008.
Marjorie was allowed the great gift of reunion and quality time with her family in Houston, John Bass, Marjorie Slovack-Bass and her granddaughter, Sandra G. Belzeski, who survive her. She is also survived by her other sons-in-law, Bobby Conley and Jerry Thompson; her grandchildren, Teal Thompson, Samatha Arundel, and Kelly Ryan Conley; and her great grandchildren, Alec Arundel, Mia Ryan Conley, and Ryder James Conley. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Michael Brandon Conley.
A celebration service is to be conducted for family and close friends at a quarter-past three o'clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, the 20th of November, in the second floor mezzanine area of The Buckingham Community, 8580 Woodway Drive in Houston, where her daughter, the Rev. Jackie Conley and the Rev. Billy Johnson are to officiate. Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the mezzanine.
In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in Mrs. duRoy's memory may be directed to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX, 77030.
Published in Houston Chronicle from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2012