Marion F. Durn

April 02, 1930 - November 25, 2019

Marion F. Durn

Marion Frances Durn, age 89, died Monday, November 25, 2019. She was born on April 2, 1930, in New Orleans, to Marion and Frank Durn. 

Marion was the oldest of three children, and was raised in Amite, Louisiana. After graduating from Amite High School, Marion and her family moved to Beaumont, Texas where she enrolled in and graduated from Lamar Tech, with a four-year degree in Medical Technology. Marion went on to enlist in the United States Navy and served ten years in the WAVES. She later went to work as a Laboratory Technician at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, where she was employed for over thirty years. 

Survivors include her nephews, Bernard Perricone and his wife, Pam, of Mauriceville and Stephen Perricone and his wife, Tana, of Beaumont; nieces, Susan Holt and her husband, Sal, of Comfort and Julie King of Baton Rouge; great-nieces, Kristen Perricone, Elizabeth King, and Catherine King; and great-nephews, Stephen Perricone, Jr., Cole Perricone, Joshua Broussard, Jacob Broussard, and Gerrit King.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Frank Durn; sister, Evelynn Perricone; and brother, Frank Raymond Durn. 

She will be remembered for her long membership at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Beaumont and her involvement in the church’s choir, Daughters of the King, altar guild, and various other groups and organizations associated with St. Mark’s. She also enjoyed being a member of the Interfaith Choral Society and the Beaumont Civic Opera. 

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Oakridge Assisted Living for their attentiveness and loving care provided to Marion while she was a resident there. 

Memorial Contributions for Ms. Durn may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 680 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77701.

A gathering of Ms. Durn’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. The family will greet friends and acquaintances at a short reception at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 2, 2019 in the Cloister Room at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, with her funeral service to follow in the chapel at 11:00 a.m., with her interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

Gathering of Ms. Durn's Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Sunday, December 01, 2019
4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
The Cloister at St. Mark's Episcopal Church
680 Calder Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Monday, December 02, 2019
10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Service
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
680 Calder Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Monday, December 02, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (7)

  • Leon M. Hicks

    15 December 2019 at 00:29 | #

    As President of the Beaumont Interfaith Choral Society, our organization recognizes Ms. Durn as a longtime, faithful member. Those who knew her remarked as to her choral skills and her pleasant personality. If any of her family read this, please email me so she arrangements can be made for her to be recognized in our program in 2020.


  • Mary Stansbury Hoge

    04 December 2019 at 00:45 | #

    I grew up with her as a part of our family. She was always so loving and generous. I was thinking about her just last week. She will be greatly missed. Heaven has truly gained another angel. Rest in God's arms, dear friend.


  • Emily Wickler

    29 November 2019 at 23:30 | #

    Susan, B and Stephen
    I have really good memories of Aunt Marion when we were growing up. She is resting in heaven with your Mom and Dad, Uncle Ray and many other family members.

    Love you all


  • Marshall and Nadine Devall

    29 November 2019 at 16:38 | #

    We have fond memories of Marion from many years in the St. Mark’s choir, and extend our condolences to her friends and family.


  • mary ledyard

    29 November 2019 at 15:46 | #

    Heaven has gained a very special angel today. I was blessed to get to know Marion at St. Marks Treasure House. We both volunteered there together. Marion was so kind and sweet. She will be greatly missed by me and others who knew and worked with her.


  • Bonnie and Robert Madden

    28 November 2019 at 20:20 | #

    Lovely Lady and faithful friend!


  • Christina

    27 November 2019 at 23:26 | #

    I loved taking care of her. She would tell me every day she loved me. I loved her, she will missed so much. Prayers for her family and friends.


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