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Marie Rogers Staudt

July 25, 1920 — January 10, 2014




A graveside service is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm in Galveston City Cemetery, 42nd & Broadway.


Marie Rogers Staudt passed peacefully into the loving arms of her Lord on Friday, January 10, 2014 in her home in Galveston, Texas at the age of 93 years.

Marie Staudt was born in Somerset, Kentucky July 25, 1920, where she lived until moving to Galveston in 1939. Marie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Fritz Fred Staudt, her son Fred "Butch" Staudt and her grandson, Jimmy "Jimmer" Beach. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Staudt Mitchell, her son, Charles Staudt and his wife Juliet Staudt, all of Galveston, as well as her nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Marie will be missed by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in Kentucky and many friends in Galveston.

Marie always welcomed one with a smile. Open and friendly, she  was famous among her children's childhood friends as "making the very best coney island hot dogs" (or "coneys"). A proficient quilt-maker (a skill she learned growing up in Kentucky) Marie was famous among her family and friends for her many cherished and beautiful handmade quilts. Marie attended First Lutheran Church on 25th street in Galveston. She was a lifelong avid vegetable gardener and enjoyed reminiscing about the planting, growing, harvesting and treatment of everything grown or raised on her family Kentucky farm.

Marie's family wishes to thank Dr. James Goodwin, Andrea Wirt and the entire staff of UTMB Geriatric clinic, and Galveston Hospice for their loving care during Marie's long and beautiful life.