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Pauline Juanita Speer Marzec Bostic

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Pauline Juanita Speer Marzec Bostic

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Pauline was born in Elgin, Tx. On November 28, 1919 to Henry Clay Speer and Lela Pauline Rankin Speer. She went to be with the Lord on Monday morning, August 19, 2019.

Pauline graduated from Elgin High School in 1936, the year of the Texas Centennial. She then went to Seton School of Nursing, where she received her Registered Nurse License. She worked a short time at Spahn Hospital in Corpus Christi. In 1941, she joined the U.S. Army Nursing Corps and went to Camp Bowie and Camp Barkley for training. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, her platoon was attached to the 16th Field Hospital under General Patton, where she served overseas until the war ended in 1945.

She married Edmund Marzec while they were serving in the U.S. Army in Europe. In December of 1945, Pauline and Edmund became the proud parents of the first twins ever born at Camp Swift. Shortly after they moved to Spencer, Iowa, then to Gary, Indiana. In April 1956, they moved back to Elgin. In August of 1956, they bought land and a house on Hwy 95 South in Elgin. They had just added a utility room, breezeway and garage when the house was hit by a tornado in April of 1966, marking the end of a 7-year drought. Edmund passed away in January of 1966.

She met Bobbie Bostic in 1971, while he was building fences for her. They fell in love and were married 30 years when he passed away February of 2002.

Pauline was predeceased by her parents; her husband’s, Edmund John Marzec and Bobbie Vernon Bostic; her sister, Marjorie Sutton; and her granddaughter, Chandra Sriram.

Pauline is survived by her twin daughters, Marilyn Morris and Carolyn Nikkal; her grandchildren, Sandra Morris, Roy Harvey Morris IV & wife Laurie, Paula Morris Crick and husband John, and 8 great-grandchildren.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made in Pauline’s honor to the Elgin VFW Post #6115, Salvation Army, and Hospice Austin.

Honoring Pauline with grace as Pallbearers are Roy Harvey Morris, Sandra Morris, Paula Morris Crick, John Crick, Amber LaBauve Wilson, and Cheyenne Byrer.

Upon her death, Pauline was still living at her home that her and Edmund bought in 1956. Family and friend will gather at the Elgin Funeral Home for visitation on Friday, August 23rd from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. A Funeral Service will be conducted graveside, with Full Military Honors, at the Elgin Cemetery on Saturday, August 24th at 9:00 AM.