Remembering Marjorie Marie Welch Luce

Marjorie Marie Welch Luce

Funeral services for Mrs. Marjorie Marie Welch Luce, age 99 of Anna, TX will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 19, 2023 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston, LA with Dr. Doug De Graffenried officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

Marjorie was born September 30, 1923 in Colorado City, TX to Edna Marie and William Polk Welch, and she passed away peacefully January 16, 2023 in Allen, TX. She studied violin and string education at TCU and at UT in Austin, TX and received a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree. Marjorie taught in the music department at Grambling University in Grambling, LA for many years before her retirement in the early 1990s. She often performed in Ruston local orchestras and in a family string ensemble with her husband Dr. John Luce and their children at Trinity United Methodist Church as well as other local congregations.

Marjorie is survived by her daughter Mary Luce; son James Luce and wife Jacqueline; two grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

Visitation will be 1:00-2:00 PM, Thursday, January 19 at the funeral home. To leave an online memorial message for the family, please visit

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