MARRS, DR. WALFORD D. (OBIT)
By Ami July 16, 2001 at 09:22:11
MARRS DR. WALFORD D., 88, a retired General Surgeon, died Friday, July 13, 2001 in Dallas. Memorial service: 11:00 a.m. Monday at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas. Graveside Service: 2:00 p.m. in Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Memorials: Scottish Rite Children's Hospital or The Choir at Highland Park Presbyterian Church. Dr. Walford D. Marrs was born March 29, 1913 in Kearney, Neb. He graduated from Central High School in Omaha, Neb., The University of Nebraska and The University of Nebraska Medical School with Phi Beta Kappa and Fellow of American College of Surgeons honors. He began his medical practice in Tabor, Iowa from 1938 until 1942. He served in the US Army as a major during World War II from 1942 until 1945. After World War II, from 1945 until 1984, he associated his medical practice with the Coffey Clinic in Fort Worth until retirement in 1984. He was a Physician for the Fort Worth CATS baseball team from 1945 until 1962. He also enjoyed annual medical service as a Shriner with the Fort Worth Shrine Circus. Walford was a fifty year member of the Tarrant County Medical Society and the Texas Medical Society. He was a member of the Moslah Shrine Temple and in the Beduoin Band. He also was a Scottish Rite and Yorkrite Mason, a member of American Theater Organ Guild and Dallas Organ Society. He was a member and elder at University Christian Church for the forty years he lived in Fort Worth. Walford was married to Virginia Scott Marrs for fifty years before her death in 1988. In 1990, he moved to Dallas where he resided until his death. In Dallas, Walford was a member and choir member of Highland Park Presbyterian Church. Survivors: Loving friend & companion, Miriam Crawford; sons, Walford S. Marrs and wife, Linda, of Harrison Ark. and Charles Marrs and wife, Jan, of Dallas; daughters, Cynthia Hartgraves and husband, Brice, of Duncanville, Alice Vaught and husband, Melvin, of San Antonio, and Mary Mylius and husband, Richard, of Haltom City; twelve grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, and 3 great, great grandchildren; brother, Ralph Marrs of San Jose, Calif.; and cousin, Berkley Walford of Abilene.