Eleanor ‘Missy’ Bennett Marlow | AspenTimes.com

Eleanor ‘Missy’ Bennett Marlow

Eleanor “Missy” Bennett Marlow of La Salle, Texas, died Feb. 7, 2013. She was born Aug. 18, 1937 in Washington D.C. to Eleanor Freeborn Graves and Gen. Davis Dunbar Graves. Missy had success in many careers: teacher, writer, advisor, secretary, philanthropist, caregiver, mother and grandmother. Missy enjoyed many things in life, dancing, skiing, riding, fishing, art, theater, music, literature, poetry, ice hockey, cooking, the beach, mountains, and people.

She attended St. Mary’s Hall in San Antonio, graduated from Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.

Missy was preceded in death by mother Eleanor Graves Bennett; her father, Gen. Davis D. Graves; her step-father, Gen. John M. Bennett III; and brother Davis Graves Bennett. She is survived by sister Carolyn Wood Jackson of Middlebury, Vt.; brother John S. Bennett of Basalt, Colo.; children Dave Ogden Marlow and his wife Diann, Christopher Hugh Marlow and his wife Sirima, and Andrew Graves Marlow, all of La Salle. She is also survived by grandchildren Robert Lee Marlow of La Salle, Jennifer Marlow Kaune (Anthony) of Carver, Minn. and William Dunbar Marlow of La Salle, along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She will be remembered as the brightest light at any gathering, the ultimate hostess, the person everyone wanted to know. Her wit, humor and ability to tell a tale entertained all who knew her. Her honesty, love, and generous hospitality were legendary; none were turned away, all were welcome and accepted, loved and fed. Her home and heart were open to all walks of life. She adopted all strays as her own. She loved to dance. She loved to laugh. She led a vibrant life.

A celebration of life will be held on a future date. Missy’s favorite charities were Hospice of South Texas, The Blue Bonnet Youth Ranch and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Arrangements are under the direction of Oaklawn Funeral Home in Edna (361-782-2221).

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