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Doris Marwil Frost


Doris Marwil Frost, age 86, civic volunteer, avid bridge player and the mother of long-time Texas Congressman Martin Frost, died Sunday, May 22, 2005, from the effects of a stroke suffered on April 1st. A native of Henderson in East Texas, Mrs. Frost had lived in San Antonio since the retirement of her late husband, Jack in 1979. She was an avid bridge player, obtaining the distinction of Life Master almost 50 years ago. For many years, she was a bridge instructor and a director of duplicate bridge games in California where her husband worked as an aerospace engineer prior to his retirement. Mrs. Frost devoted thousands of hours to working as a volunteer for a variety of civic organizations including the Lighthouse for the Blind, the Council of Jewish Women and Golden Manor Retirement Home. Mrs. Frost's son, Martin Frost, served in the United States House of Representatives from the 24th District of Texas (Dallas-Ft. Worth areas) from 1979 to January of this year. Doris Frost grew up in Henderson, where her father, M.H. Marwil, served as Mayor for two terms. She earned a BA in Education from the University of Texas where she met her husband who was from San Antonio. Her father-in-law, Joe Frost, was co-founder of Frost Brothers Department Store. They lived in Southern California during World War II, moved to San Antonio following the war and then moved to Ft. Worth in 1949 when Jack took a job with Convair Aircraft (now Lockheed Martin). They moved back to Southern California in 1962 and retired to San Antonio in 1979. Doris and Jack traveled extensively until Jack's death in 1995. Mrs. Frost was an avid San Antonio Spurs fan and died 30 minutes after their playoff victory on Sunday. She also spent many hours watching tennis on television. She is survived by her son, Martin Frost and wife, Major Gen. Ret. Kathy Frost of Alexandria, VA.; her daughter, Carol Frost Wagner, and husband, Richard Wagner of Sumner, Texas; her son, Richard M. Frost and wife, Catherine Frost of Monterey, California; and five grandchildren, Alanna Bach of El Paso, Texas, Mariel Sala of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Jennifer Frost of Washington, D.C., Melissa Frost of Santa Rosa, California, and Camille Frost of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is also survived by a sister, Vera Reimer of Dallas; a brother, Stanley Marwil of San Antonio; and a sister, Shirley Sanger of Dallas, Texas; great granddaughters, Helaine Bach, Simona Bach, Esther Bach all of El Paso. MEMORIAL SERVICE WEDNESDAY MAY 25, 2005 10:00 A.M. TEMPLE BETH-EL- WULFE SANTUARY 211 BELKNAP The Rev. Barry Block officiating. You are invited to sign The guestbook at www.porterloring.com Arrangements with Porter Loring Mortuary.

Published in Express-News on May 24, 2005
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