Margery Ann Thielen, 69, of College Station, passed away Wednesday October 7, 2015, after a four year hard fought battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life honoring Margie is set for 11 a.m. Thursday, October 15, 2015, at Peace Lutheran Church in College Station. Cremation and services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
Margie was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1946, and graduated from Mississippi State University in 1968. She was a schoolteacher in Moorehaven, Florida, for two years where she met her future husband Ray Thielen. She discovered her passion for working in the medical field accepting a medical internship in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the school of Medical Technology. Margie’s first job as a medical technologist was at St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach for four years.
Margie and her family moved to Bryan College Station in 1974. She began work at Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine for one year before moving to TAMU Beautel Health Center where she worked for 37 years. Margie was an active member in Peace Lutheran Church. She was also active in the BCS American Cancer Society, Evening Garden Club, and Beta Sigma Phi.
She was preceded in death by her parents Cherry and James Smith, and sister Barbee Cassell.
Survivors include her loving husband, Raymond Donald Thielen; sons, Michael Dane Thielen and Reade Harbert Thielen; brother James Smith and wife Roberta; sister Debra Sue Prince and husband David; 4 grandchildren, many cherished nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Margie’s family would like to express special thanks to her Oncologist, Erin Fleener, and many friends who provided love and companionship during her illness. In lieu of flowers, her family asks that you send donations in Margie’s honor to the American Cancer Society or Peace Lutheran Church.
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