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“My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of a woman who must have left a wonderful impression on those around her her whole life. I remember...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Shirley Sprouse Schoener - TX

“TO: Mrs. Bishop's children I was in Margo Bishop's Homeroom at PHS for my 3 years there. My memory of her is that she was the most relaxed and ...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Betty Collins Redwine - Houston, TX

“Mrs. Bishop was the perfect teacher for a PE class. She made the aerobics actually fun, all the team sports were fun and everyone could excel in...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Eleanor Dees Rivera - Conroe,, TX

“Ms. Bishop was such a remarkable woman, and touched my life in a special way. Never being good at athletics, she was always encouraging me to do the...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Bonnie Cadwell Guetzow - TX

“Mrs Bishop was a wonderful, wise lady and my thoughts and prayers are with her family. ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Dee Collins - Houston,, TX

“Mrs. Bishop was also my favorite PE teacher. She was such a joy to be with. I will always remember her beautiful smile and encouraging words. She...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Claudean Hill - Birmingham, AL

“Mrs. Bishop was my homeroom teacher for 3 years and my favorite P.E. teacher. She was most particular about our white, starched and iron uniforms! ...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Judie Geaslin Fitch - TX

“I remember Mrs Bishop as a fair,encouraging teacher. I liked her a lot. ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Patty Adair Cummings - TX

“I had Mrs. Bishop as my PE teacher at Pasadena High School in 1957. She was a great teacher. ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Janet Spears Felps - Pasadena, TX

“Mrs. Bishop was my P.E. teacher also, at PHS (Pasadena, Texas - class of '57) Everyone wanted her for P.E. She was loved by all her students and...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: LaNell Hillman Waldrop - TX

“Mrs. Bishop was a great inspiration to me in our physical education class (of 1957) at Pasadena High School. I remember her vividly. She was always...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Sylvia Harp - gold hill, OR

“I had Mrs. Bishop as my PE teacher at PHS school in 1957. She was a great teacher and loads of fun. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Nelda Fincher Teague - Pasadena, TX

“My favorite teacher was Mrs Bishop. When she was PE teacher at South Houston Junior High, we had the finest volley ball team around. Then when I...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Anna Margaret (Gaiser) Rogers - TX

“I am a PHS 1957 graduate and remember Mrs. Bishop very well. She was a great PE teacher for me. My condolences for your loss. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Judy Waldrop Truelove - Lindale, TX


“Ms. Bishop was my favorite P.E. teacher at Pasadena Hi, class of '57... She was "no nonsense" but always far and wonderful.. My sincere sympathy to...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Helen Hodges O'Neill - Pearland, TX

“Ms. Bishop was my PE teacher at PHS. I totally remember her fussing at me because my white gym shorts and shirt were not starched and white enough. ...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Judy McCoy - TX

“Margo was a very nice person. She was an 'Auntie Mame' for me and probably many others. My condoleances. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Sam Barzilla - TX

“Margo and I were very closed friends back when we both lived in Pasadena,Texas. She was always there when I needed her. I am so sorry that I lost...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Yvette Swan - Houston, TX

Margaret Fisher Bishop, of San Marcos, Texas, died suddenly on Friday, May 28, 2010. She was 89 years of age. Margaret, also known as Margo or Maime to her friends and family, was born in Butler, PA to John C. and Irene Negley Fisher, the fifth of five children. In 1928 she moved with her family to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, where they established a small working farm. Although the farm was destroyed by the great hurricane of '33, the family recovered and continued to farm in the area until her father's death in 1937. Margo graduated from Harlingen High School in 1937 at 16, and from the University of Texas in 1941 with a double major in Pre-med and Health Education. Her dream was to become a doctor, but admissions to medical schools were extremely limited for women. As an alternative, she moved to Brownsville, Texas, to teach school. While living in Brownsville, she met and married Sherwood Bishop. After the outbreak of WWII, the couple moved to New England where she bore three children, Sheran, Sherwood, and Janice Paige. In 1949 the family moved to Houston, TX, where Margo resumed her career as an educator, eventually becoming a high school counselor and Vice Principal. In Houston she was a charter member of the Houston Chapter of the National Organization for Women and was active in many professional and social organizations. Margo retired from the Houston School District in 1981 and established a home on her brother Felix Fisher's ranch in Hunt, Texas. She was a volunteer for a decade with the Sid Peterson Hospital Auxiliary and the Kerr County Extension Office, until moving to San Marcos in 1996 to be near her children. She was a graduate of the first Hays County Master Naturalists class and an enthusiastic member and supporter of the San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance. In recent years, she was not able to attend many meetings, but her support of environmental, civil liberties, and political causes persisted. Margo had an insatiable curiosity, and an irrepressible desire to know about almost every subject. She was particularly known for her love of animals and delightful sense of humor. She wrote "I've found dark humor in the tension between the insanity of the world and the demands of reality and reason. One can only laugh. So, keep on laughing." Margo was preceded in death by her husband, her three sisters, Jane Corris, Kathryn Gossett, and Barbara Grimm, and her brother Felix Fisher. She is survived by her three children, Sheran Seif, Sherwood Bishop, and Janice Paige Bishop and her grandson, Dylan Hiroms. She also leaves her nieces Irene Womack and husband Bill, Felicia Dobbs and husband Charlie, all of Kerrville, and nephew John Fisher and wife Rita of Hunt and Byron Gossett and wife Patricia and Bruce Gossett and wife Linda, all of Dumas, as well as many grand nieces and nephews and their families. Obituary and guestbook online at www.thomasonfuneralhome.com. A celebration of her life will be held June 26th in San Marcos. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to The San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance, c/o the Margaret Fisher Bishop Memorial Fund, (http://smgreenbelt.org/ ) or to the charity of their choice.

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