Marianne Potts Welch

Marianne Potts Welch
January 5, 1953 – October 7, 2018

Her journey on this earth was counted by the smiles, the laughter, the tears, the incredible memories created with her; our sister, aunt, daughter, and pet owner has passed away, unexpectedly, on Sunday, October 7, 2018, Marianne Potts Welch, 65, of Wixon Valley. A visitation will begin from 6 to 8pm, Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center, in Bryan. Her Life Tribute Celebration will begin at 10am, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Central Church of Christ, 1600 East 29th Street, Bryan. Interment will be in Bryan City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Creation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Marianne was born to Charles Robert Potts and Mary Willett Potts on January 5, 1953, in Bryan, Texas. This little local native had such a love for Brazos County she never left it. Marianne’s legacy will stretch across the boundaries we have put up for ourselves. Her gentle, non-intimidating personality would draw you into her ever encouraging world; a place to be honored and to make you feel important as the day you were born. Marianne’s demeanor although sassy at times would help keep you on point about your next level of success. Those who knew and loved her will sorely miss this amazing charismatic personality. She was involved in the life of many people and truly has the heart of a caregiver. She served on the Wixon Valley City Council for a number of years. She volunteered with Twin City Mission. Her true legacy will be the impact Marianne had on the local DPS Office; after thirty years of service to our area. Her heart was truly in the place God meant for it to be; loving all. Marianne was a life long member of Central Church of Christ in Bryan.

Her parents precede her in death.

She is survived by her most faithful protector, confidant, and companion, Wheezy; her brothers Charles Robert Potts III and his wife Elia Martinez Potts; Jerry Taylor Potts; her three nephews; one niece; four great-nieces, and one, great-great nephew; her numerous and close friends.

Her family kindly asked that you consider your memorial donations be given to the tremendous, loving and caring hospice team they know, Brazos Valley Hospice, 502 East 26th Street, Bryan, Texas 77803.

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  1. I went to High School with Marianne. She was always a hoot! That’s how I remember her and I’m pretty sure she didn’t change! She was always smiling or making us laugh!! She was loved by many and she will be missed!

  2. Marianne, thank you for 52 years of friendship. You will be missed. Love and prayers to all of us left to carry on without you.

  3. It saddens me to know that Marianne is no longer here on this earth but her light-hearted spirit and joy for life will still live on. With sincerest sympathy, I send love and hugs to her family. I’m sorry I can’t make her funeral. I will miss her.
    Love, Betty

  4. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Marianne was an exceptional operator with a personality that always made me smile. I had a car stopped on SH 21 near Wixon Valley when I saw her last and she came by on her motorcycle waving and smiling saying, “ Hey Troop!”. I’ll never forget that, I’m so sorry. It’s been difficult to lose her and Ernie the same year.

  5. Words just can’t express the sadness we have for the loss of Marianne. We first met her in 1987 when I began my career with DPS. She was a fabulous operator with a wonderful sense of humor. Most of all she was a great friend. We will alway keep her memory alive in our hearts.

  6. My prayers are with her family and other friends. She will be missed but her memories will last forever. I first met her when I started with Hearne PD in 1987. She helped me a great deal and became a friend right away. She will be missed. God Bless her family. God Bless her.

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