Marilyn Jo Harvey, age 75, of Rockwall, passed away, Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at her residence.
Marilyn was born April 14, 1946, to William “W.O.” Owen and Elizabeth Sutton Caldwell. Her parents; brother, Earl Caldwell and 2 sisters, Juanita Whitaker and Vivian Sayler all preceded her in death. Born and raised in Paris, Texas, where she met the love of her life, Dick Harvey, at the Paris Drag Strip. They were married, January 10, 1966 and started their family in Arlington where they met their life-long friends, the Stockum and Thomas families. From Arlington, Dick and Marilyn moved to Houston, then to Kemah where they raised their children and had the time of their life sailing the waters of Galveston Bay. Years later, they relocated to Paris and then to Dallas, St. Louis, Poetry, back to Paris and then finally resting in Rockwall with their children and grandchildren. While living in St. Louis, Marilyn became extremely involved in numerous whippet race organizations, racing, breeding and showing her beloved dogs. She often reflected on those days and all the friends that became her “family”. She was a wonderful homemaker, cook, and hostess and had a keen eye for interior design and fashion.
Graveside services are set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Providence Cemetery in Paris, Texas with Rev. Duane Falk officiating. Burial is under the direction of Clarksville Funeral Home.
Honorary Pallbearers are Willie Caldwell, Rick Welch, James Welch, Heath Harvey, Mark Wirtz, Boyd Harvey, Clay Harvey and the late Burrell Harvey.
Survivors include her husband, Dick Harvey of Rockwall; her son, Damon Harvey and wife, Spring of Quinlan; her daughter, Monika Amick and husband, Zack of Rockwall; her sister, Faye Welch of Paris; grandchildren, Derrick Ray, Thorn Ray, Blake Harvey, Elleott McKay and husband, Tyler, Marlow Amick and Maxwell Amick.
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