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Monday, December 1st, 2014
RCA Remembers Violet Marshall Duncan
Violet “Vi” Marshall Duncan was born to Ralph and Rose Mason on October 24, 1926. She was born on the family farm, just north of Dickens, Iowa, in the same bedroom as her six brothers and sisters. She went to be with her Lord and Savior November 22, 2014 at her home, with family by her side.

She was known to her family as their personal angel. Vi went to school at The Lake Center School until 1940. She later graduated from Ruthven High School in Ruthven, Iowa in 1944, where she was a star varsity basketball player. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rockport, TX, the Rockport Harbor Oaks Women’s Club, the Rockport Women’s Club and the Rockport Center for the Arts. Vi adored playing bridge throughout most of her life, and loved shopping and dancing! She loved to fish and could spend all day at the end of a pier, on a pond or the Medina River, baiting her own hooks, and relishing in her victories. She was known about town for her exquisite fashion sense, jewelry and her white Prada sunglasses. She had a passion for art, and was particularly fond oflocal artist, Steve Russell. She was spoiled every morning with coffee hand delivered from Alice Faye. She was a true blessing to all she met and touched the lives of so many.

Vi had three children. She is survived by her daughter, Marty Sue Marshall, and her two daughters, Bridget Ramey and Jordan Marshall,her stepson Dennis Ramey and her stepdaughter, Ralee Ramey. She is survived by her son, Bill Marshall, and his two children, Charlie Marshall Arnold and Kandice Jarvis. She is preceded in death by her son, J.T. Marshall, and survived by his children, Mandy Moncrief,Jessica Moreno, Morgan Caceres and John Charles Marshall. She issurvived by her honorary son, Joe Zorn and former son-in-law Randy Ramey, who was always there when she needed something. She is survived by two brothers, Tom Mason (Lavonne) and Frank Mason. She was graced with many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and her great-grandpuppy, Noah.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Bill and Dick Mason, and two sisters, Irene Powell and Clancy Harper.

The last year of her life was blessed with the companionship and care taking of Frances Howell, with whom she loved, adored and considered family.

The family would like to offer a very special thank you to Meanie Vaughan who was not only a dear friend to Vi, but also made sure all of her medical needs were met. The family would also like to thank Corpus Christi Home Health in Rockport Texas and Harbor Hospice.

There will be a visitation Sunday, November 30, at the Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Rockport, TX from 10:00 am to 5:00pm, with family present from 3:00-5:00pm.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 1 at 10:00am at First Baptist Church in Rockport, TX. A private family burial  was held at Prairie View Cemetery in Aransas Pass, TX.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks for donations to be made to Vi’s favorite causes: The Rockport Center for the Arts, 902 Navigation Circle Rockport,TX 78382; and Friends of the Fulton Mansion, P.O. Box 1859 Fulton, TX 78358, or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes and Crematory, 814 E.Main Rockport, TX. (800)428-2922