Rose Marion Walker Barren ’47
Rose Marion Walker Barren ’47 passed away Dec. 27, in Houston. She was born June 14, 1926, in Lubbock, and graduated from Houston’s Reagan High School. Marion attended Mary Hardin-Baylor College and graduated in 1947 as class president. Further studies included work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the University of Houston. She was a teacher in Houston ISD for 11 years and at the Kinkaid School for 20 years, where she received the Columbiana Award for Outstanding Teacher in 1991. Her involvement at UMHB was far-reaching: she served on the Board of Trustees three times and was president of the Alumni Association from 1984-1987. She also served as permanent class president of the Class of ‘47, was on various committees including the Sesquicentennial Committee, and was a featured speaker at homecoming and chapel events. She was named Outstanding Alumna in 1988. Marion was an active member of First Baptist Church, Huntsville, and a 23-year member of South Main Baptist Church of Houston where she taught the Reba Class and was an ordained deacon.