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Marian Sue Banks Halperin Obituary
Marian Sue Banks Halperin Jan 2, 1961-Nov 26, 2012 Marian Banks' picture appeared on the front page of the Lubbock newspaper as the city's 1961 New Year's Baby. Sixteen years later, the Banks family moved to San Marcos where Marian was editor of the high school yearbook and a member of the National Honor Society. She attended Texas Tech and graduated from Southwest Texas University with a B.S.in Health Science. Marian enjoyed her work and her work relationships. She kept many good friends from her various occupations, including respiratory therapist, manager, and tax examiner. Marian loved to travel. One of her favorite destinations was Lake Tahoe, where she and Russell were engaged and later married. Marian was a fun-loving person. She and Russell shared a love for music, and Marian played several musical instruments, including the cello and the guitar. Marian cared about the environment. She loved animals, flowers, and plants, and enjoyed working in the yard. She liked being with people and truly had an impact on those who knew her. Marian is survived by her husband, Russell Halperin; parents, Betty and Chester Banks; brothers, Paul Banks and Tony Richardson; nieces, Taylor, Ashley, and Alyssa; nephews, Ryan and Geoffrey; and many other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jane Green Banks, and her grandparents. Marian was truly touched by the support she received during her illness and by all those who visited her. The family is grateful to the wonderful people at Christopher House, Hospice Austin, who helped Marian end her days in a dignified and comfortable way. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Christopher House or to the . Family and Friends are invited to a memorial service, which will be held, rain or shine, on December 18th at 2:00 at Eloise Woods Community Natural Burial Park, at 115 Northside Lane, Cedar Creek, TX, 78612.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Dec. 8, 2012
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