Her Favorite - Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Family and Friends

  • Born to Noel and Nima Mellick, July 8, 1925 in Rush County, Kansas
  • Sister  - Noma Reeves (deceased)
  • Brother - Thayne Mellick of Moultrie, GA
  • Married Marvin Durrant February 17, 1945
  • Wife to Marvin for 67 Years
  • Mother of four - Don ( Austin, Tx) , Lane (Bryan, Tx) , Jan (Rotonda West, Fl) and        Noel (Austin, Tx)
  • A blessing to her 5 grandchildren - James, Sarah, Michael, Ian and Evan 
  • A blessing to her 4 great grandchildren - Susanna, Madison, Daniel and Harper
  • Dear Friend of Sam Tafoya, Royal Palm Assisted Living, Port Charlotte Florida
  • Passed peacefully April 23, 2019

Some of the Chapters and Themes of Marcine's Story


  • La Crosse, Kansas High School
  • Ft. Hays State Teacher College
  • Duckwald's Five and Dime,Clerk, Hays Kansas
  • Rural Kansas School Teacher
  • WWII B29 Bomber Factory worker, Boeing Aircraft, Wichita Kansas
  • Naval Officer's wife, WWII, Texas and Florida
  • Farmer’s wife, Scott City Kansas
  • Member, First Christian Church, Scott City Kansas and Bryan Texas
  • Church Secretary, First Presbyterian Church, Bryan Texas
  • Student Programs Office Secretary, Texas A&M University
  • Nuclear Engineering Department Secretary, Texas A&M University
  • Car Wash Business Manager, Accountant and Chief Quarter Counter
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Maker of Incredible Apple Pies
  • Would devour books and cookies -  at the same time if possible
  • Expert at Scrabble and crosswords, loved playing cards
  • Loved playing piano and singing