Henry Spence Marquis
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Henry Spence Marquis
  • September 2, 1931 - January 31, 2017
  • Houston, Texas

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Henry Marquis was born September 2, 1931 in Cuero, Texas to Lucius Henry and Sally Spence Marquis. Urban Clyde, Gerald Lee, Henry, Ursula Ann and Joel Kenneth were born to this marriage.

Henry graduated from Cuero High School May 31, 1948 and hitched hiked to Houston the following morning. He joined the Navy in 1951 but was honorably discharged soon after due to chronic ear infection and hearing loss. Henry went to work for Union Oil Company of California in 1959 where he stayed until his retirement in 1989. He met Patricia Brown in 1952 and they were happily married April 18, 1953. They had 4 children, Wayne Spence, Sharon Elaine, Craig Lewis and Roger Brian. Roger passed in 1965. Henry and Pat were members of Pines Presbyterian Church.

Henry loved family and loved to playfully tease people, especially children, and make them laugh.

Henry is survived by his loving wife, Pat; sons, Wayne (Janet), Craig (Arline); daughter Sharon (Scott); 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; his eldest brother Clyde and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Fund has been established at Pines Presbyterian Church for the Pines Presbyterian Church Children's Department in Henry's Memory.