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Mable Lue Marchi
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home

Mable Lue Marchi, 74, died Thursday, June 7, 2007 at Gulf Health Care in Galveston.  Graveside funeral services will be at 11:00 am , Saturday, June 9, 2007, 2007 at BellwoodCemetery in Temple, Texas with Rev. J. W. Sellers, a former high school classmate, officiating. The family will receive visitors at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home, 1201 Tremont, Galveston, Texas on Friday, June 8, 2007 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Lue was born September 12, 1932 to Claude and Freda Coskey Shirey, Sr. in Lifford, Texas. She graduated from LiffordHigh School in 1950 and furthered her education by attending Mary Hardin Baylor and ProvidenceNursingSchool in Waco. She spent 1 year with the VA Hospital in Temple, 15 years at St. Mary’s Hospital in Galveston, then back to Temple for 20 years at the VA Hospital from which she retired. She then worked as part-time Director of Nursing for numerous nursing homes. She was proud that she had served as a nurse for over 50 years. She was of the Baptist faith.

Preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Patricia Marchi and a brother-in-law, Harold Johnson, Lue is survived by her daughters, LuAnn Fichera and husband, Al,  Jo Anita Smith and husband Matthew and Cindy Marchi and fiance’ Al Ramirez all of Galveston; son, Gino Marchi and wife, Elizabeth of Galveston; grandchildren Patty Fichera, Frank Fichera, Katie Marchi and Nick Marchi; sisters, Kay Johnson of Arlington, Texas and Claudine Rowe and husband Frank of Kansas and Pat Worrell of Ft. Worth; brothers, Claude Evan Shirey, Jr. of Gatesville, Texas, Tom Shirey and wife Jeannie of Gatesville and Charlie Shirey and wife, Yvonne of Tucson, Arizona; sister-in-law, Micaela Mendoza of Waco and brother-in-law, Robert Worrell of Crowley, Texas; honorary Aunt Mary Ububek and family of Temple; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

The family would like to especially thank Lue’s fellow nurses for all the special care and attention given to her during the 17 months that she battled cancer. Their devotion and compassion was a great reminder to her family of the values that she held in high esteem.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice Care Team in celebration of the wonderful, compassionate care administered by the caring nurses and staff.



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