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Lansdown, Marcia McMurray


Marcia McMurray Lansdown, 70, passed away on Sunday February 7th, 2021.  Born April 5th, 1950 in Lockport, NY, she was the daughter of Phyllis Phero McMurry and James D. McMurray of Tulsa, OK.  Marcia graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1970 where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi.  She was a member of D.A.R., First Presbyterian Church, and Embroiders Guild of Oklahoma.  From 1989 to 2006, she was the fifth-grade reading teacher at Carnegie Elementary School.

Marcia is survived by her husband David Paul Lansdown of Dallas, TX, her sons Daniel McMurray Webster of Dallas, TX and James McMurray Webster of Dallas, TX.  She is also survived by her sister Susan McMurray of St. Augustine, FL

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday February 24th, 2021.  However, due to Covid-19 the attendance will be limited to a small number of immediate family members.

In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the charity of their choice or to the American Cancer Society.

Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website.

8 Thoughts on Lansdown, Marcia McMurray
    Judith F Gordy
    13 Oct 2022

    Marcia always had an insightful comment when our book group met, even when we strayed from discussing the book and delved into what was currently on our minds. I wish I’d met her years ago… like you, her loved ones, the span of our relationship was way too brief!

    Ed & Cindy Crooks
    13 Oct 2022

    David, Daniel, James and Susan

    Cindy and I are stunned to hear of Marcia’s passing.
    In childhood, cousins – Jim Phero, Susan and Marcia McMurray, my sister, Ginna and I – all similar ages, became fast friends when the McMurrays visited Clarion – mostly spending time with one another at Phero’s camp – celebrating the Crooks Family reunion.

    Although our visits were infrequent, we had lots in common and enjoyed each other’s company. More recently, I reconnected with Marcia exchanging ancestral family notes and information.

    Marcia was a special human being – truly interested in all with whom she had contact. We know that she loved her family and that the way she lived her life, full of integrity is an example we all strive to emulate. Marcia had the right perspective on the qualities of life that truly matter.

    We know Marcia now delights in her new spiritual body and is having an incredible reunion with her beloved parents, Phillys and Jim and Grandmother, Edna.

    We mourn with you at this difficult time and pray that you find peace and understanding. Ed & Cindy Crooks

    Frances Harris
    13 Oct 2022

    She was a lovely person. So sorry for your loss.

    Elizabeth Grayson
    13 Oct 2022

    What a sad, sad day to hear of the passing of this sweet lady. Although not mentioned in her obituary, Marcia was a member of John L. DeGrazier #881, Order of the Eastern Star, of which she held an office. She was one of the nicest lady’s I have met in a long time. She will be dearly missed by the Sisters of this Fraternal Order.

    Dolores Ferrera
    13 Oct 2022

    Marcia was a very sweet lady, enthusiastic about life itself. Such a joy to be around as she conveyed that enthusiasiasm and love of life to all she came in contact with. She was truly an asset to our John L. DeGrazier Eastern Star Chapter.

    Donna Nunnallee
    13 Oct 2022

    Marcia was a dear friend, a wonderful teacher, and someone who was always there for me and my family. I will always treasure the time we had together and feel sad for the time we lost this past year. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Freda Packer McKean
    13 Oct 2022

    My mother, Marion McMurray, was Joe McMurray’s, (Marcia’s grandfather), first cousin. Visting in McMurray,PA, in the 1950’s, I always heard about the Joe and Nan McMurrays and their sons, Jim and Bill.
    The Peters Township Library in McMurray has a wonderful McMurray Family legacy thanks to Jim and Bill, and I know Marcia was proud of their work. She too, was involved in this history of the McMurrary family. I am so very sorry for your loss and I wish I could have met Marcia face to face; our talks on the phone were always very nice.

    Susan McMurray
    13 Oct 2022

    On this, my sister’s birthday, I am rereading the beautiful tributes here. Thank you deeply to each of you for your time and care….and for seeing Marcia as the uniquely gifted and generous woman she was. Words seem paltry things as I try to capture all she meant to me. She was the crafter of our family heirlooms, the historian of family records, my cheerleader, the keeper of my secrets and my childhood. Thank you again to those who, by sharing my sorrow, help to ease it.

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