Marlana Welch, 68, of Bryan, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2013 at St. Joseph Manor Nursing Home. A private family service will be held at a later date.
Marlana was born December 12, 1944 and was a barrel racer in her youth. She attended Stephen F. Austin High School and Sam Houston State University, graduating in 1965. Marlana taught school in LaGrange and later in Klein School District. She was also an athletic coach.
Marlana had a tragic auto accident in 1987 and since then has lived in area nursing homes where she has made many friends, including residents and staff.
She is preceded in death by her parents Jessie Jasper “Jay” Welch and Madeline Gandy Welch.
Survivors include brothers and sisters-in-law, Russ and Sharon Welch, Rickey and Sue Welch; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the caregivers at St. Joseph Manor for all the love and care they gave Marlana.