September 3, 1952 - July 22, 2018
Marilyn K James, died July 22, 2018, at home in Temple, TX. She was born Sept 3, 1952, in Bastrop, Tx to Ed & Veylena Gahan. Married Jimmy L James on May 2, 2015 in Temple, TX She graduated from El Campo High School, Class of 1970. Graduated from Sam Houston State in 1974 with a Bachelors of Arts, and in 1979 with a Master of Education. Also graduated from Tarleton State University in 1985 with a Master in Business Administration. We saw her love for children through her teaching for 37 years. Taught Driver Education in Houston, Special Education at Temple High School and Special Education at Killeen High School. Retired from public schools in 2016. Also worked at Bell County Expo Center as an usher supervisor. Throughout her life she was active in the community, Special Olympics 1985-91. Special Olympics Area 12 Training Director and Management Team 1991-2000. Heart of Texas Square and Round Dance Association Secretary for 6 years, Bluebonnet Trailer Blazer Exhibition Dance Group member 2000-2010. Central Texas Lone Stars Square Dance member and officer. Dawson Charter Oaks ABWA member and officer and life member of the Heart of Texas Retriever Club. She was very talented and you saw it in her crafting, sewing and painting, which she loved to do. She was predeceased by her parents. Surviving in addition to her husband Jimmy L James, her sister, Elizabeth Bailey from New Waverly and a nephew Wayne Hammond and his family from Huntsville. Viewing will be at Affordable Burial and Cremation Service, 2006 N W.S. Young Dr. Ste 60, Killeen, TX on Monday Jul 30, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A service in remembrance will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2018 at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, 7512 E. Trimmier Road, Killeen Tx. Interment will be at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Hwy 195, Killeen TX, 12:00 p.m. Tue Jul 31, 2018. Those who wish to remember Marilyn in a special way may make donation in her memory to Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children 19051 FM 2484, Killeen, Texas and Special Olympics of Central Texas.
Marilyn K James, died July 22, 2018, at home in Temple, TX. She was born Sept 3, 1952, in Bastrop, Tx to Ed & Veylena Gahan. Married Jimmy L James on May 2, 2015 in Temple, TX She graduated from El Campo High School, Class of 1970. Graduated... View Obituary & Service Information
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