Marjorie Kastman

Marjorie Cone Kastman LUBBOCK- Marjorie Cone Kastman, 81, passed from this life on Sunday, December 23, 2012. Family and friends will gather for fellowship from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers, 6025 82nd Street. We will celebrate her life at 3 p.m. on Friday, December 28, at First United Methodist Church. A tribute of Mrs. Kastman may be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family. Marjorie was born on May 16, 1931 in Lubbock to S.E. and Fern Cone. She graduated from Lubbock High School in 1948 and later earned a bachelor's degree from SMU in 1951. Marjorie completed her master's degree from Texas Tech University in 1969. She maintained her office in Lubbock and her business activities involved oil and gas, farming, and other investments for 40 years. Mrs. Kastman served on the boards of South West Bank, First National Bank and State National Bank. Marjorie Kastman was a civic leader. She was on the board of the following organizations, Volunteer Bureau, later the Volunteer Center, Lubbock Area Foundation, Lubbock International Cultural Center, Science Spectrum, Texas Rehabilitation Commission state board and served as Vice-Chairman for 12 years, United Way Foundation, Double T Connection, and later the Marsha Sharp Leadership Circle. Marjorie enjoyed giving back to her community. She served as chairman, president or in leadership roles in many organizations including, United Way of Lubbock, Junior League of Lubbock, Board of City Development, Covenant Hospital Foundation, Y.W.C.A., Lubbock Power and Light Board, the Center of Addiction at Texas Tech University and Carillon Life Care Center. She was the first woman to ever serve as Chairman of the Board of Methodist Hospital. She also served on several state boards, United Way of Texas, Departments of Commerce-Strategic Policy Commission, Texas Mexico Trade Authority, Rural Economic Development Commission, Texas Association of Taxpayers, and Methodist Mission Home. Marjorie received the following honors, Paul Harris Fell as a member of the Rotary Club of Lubbock, People of Vision Award, United Way's Rita Harmon Award, Y.M.C.A.'s Professional Woman of Excellence Award, Human Services' Roy Bass Award, a Gold Medal Award for Improving the Quality of Life in Lubbock from the Women in Communication, and Altrusa Woman of the Year. She was an avid tennis player and traveled extensively. She loved playing games of all kinds. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and friends. Survivors include her children, Anna Kastman Jenkin, Melonie Kastman, Angela Corr all of Dallas, Benton Kastman of Lubbock, and Brandon Kastman and his wife Mei of Houston; and six grandchildren, Billy, Eric and Christopher Jenkin, Christian and Camille Corr, and Ruby Skotchdopole. She is also survived by her brother, S.E. Cone, Jr. and sister, Katherine Cone Keck. She was preceded in death by her son, Bryan Kastman, who died in 1965. Please send contributions to the Covenant Hospital Foundation, 2201 Oxford Avenue, Suite 106, Lubbock, Texas 79410, Family Promise of Lubbock, Inc., P.O. Box 1258, Lubbock, Texas 79408, and the United Way Foundation, 1655 Main Street, Suite 101 in Lubbock, Texas 79401.

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Dec. 26, 2012