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  1. Joan Wilson
    Joan Wilson 5 December, 2012 at 12:00 am |

    I am the Joan Wilson in the picture and cooked that Thanksgiving dinner. How Marion would have loved your comments! The lady with her back to the picture is Ruth Hord, “skinny tie guy’s” Mother, and Marion’s sister-in-law.

  2. Susan Herman
    Susan Herman 5 December, 2012 at 9:30 am |

    Hi, Joan, so glad to have you on the family blog! This is exciting. Dad says he “lost touch” but apparently not. Or did Melinda send you my way? At any rate, thanks for reading and commenting.

    1. suzybelle
      suzybelle 5 December, 2012 at 10:30 am |

      One of my genealogy tricks is to Google images for ancestors. I was doing that for Marion Hord Wilson when your blog came up. The 2 children in the picture are geologists also and living in Houston. The 3rd child is a prosecutor in Harris County, is an accomplished genealogist, and is researching the Hord family. I have divided all Marion’s pictures between the 3 kids.

      Douglas Hord Wilson, the boy turning to the camera, named his daughter Rachel Marion Wilson. She is currently a junior at Baylor.

      1. Susan Herman
        Susan Herman 5 December, 2012 at 10:35 am |

        Wow, this is fantastic. I will make sure to keep tagging up my photos for genealogists’ benefit!

    2. Clayton H. Wilson
      Clayton H. Wilson 5 December, 2012 at 1:51 pm |

      My mother (Joan Wilson) sent me the link to this. I’m Clay Wilson seated in her lap. One minor corection to “Suzybelle’s” note – I am a geologist, but I have lived in Melbourne, Australia for almost 6 years now. We should be moving back to Houston next year. I have fond early childhood memories of Melinda. Who is Suzybelle? I have 3 children: Forrest Wilson lives in San Antonio, Lance Feathergail Wilson lives in Houston, Emily Wilson lives in Seattle. The memorial tribute to John Alan in the UT alumni newsletter was well written. Who wrote it?
      All the best to everyone – I hope to see you again oneday.
      Clayton

  3. Susan Herman
    Susan Herman 5 December, 2012 at 2:55 pm |

    Suzybelle, you must be a relative if you divided up photos of Marion’s pictures among various descendants. Wait, are you Joan too? I’m confused.

    Anyway, great to “meet” you Clayton, and to know of my 3rd cousins. I didn’t see the memorial of JAH in the UT alumni newsletter but you will know if it’s reprinted or excerpted from this one? http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dallasmorningnews/obituary.aspx?n=john-alan-hord&pid=109787436&fhid=3956#fbLoggedOut

    which my dad and his sisters wrote (Thomas Hord, Melinda Hord Reaves, and Elaine Hord Hutchinson). It is a beautiful tribute.

    1. Clayton H. Wilson
      Clayton H. Wilson 5 December, 2012 at 5:44 pm |

      Here are the links to the UT Geo newsletter memorials to John Alan and Ruth.
      http://www.jsg.utexas.edu/news/files/UT-JSG_08_vWeb.pdf
      http://www.jsg.utexas.edu/news/files/UT-JSG_09_vWeb.pdf

      The 2009 edition also contains a photo of my Dad, Feather Wilson (Marion’s son), my brother Douglas Hord Wilson, and myself on pg. 83. The picture was taken not long after your Thanksgiving memory. I’m guessing it was John Alan who took the Thanksgiving photo.

      I feel bad that I was unaware John Alan and Ruth were both UT Geo alumni until I read of their passing. I remember their kindness during those years in Midland.

      My Dad still runs a Geo consulting business “Strata Services” and lives in Tarpley, TX NW of San Antonio.

      – Clayton

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