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John again--

I'm sorry I didn't say this earlier, but John's obit is in this previous Sunday's paper.


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Dec. 13th, 2004 08:36 pm (UTC)
I saw, printed it out at work. It made me smile, which is probably the nicest thing you can say about an obituary. Those times at the Gay Pagan Vampire tree are some of my happiest memories of college.
Dec. 13th, 2004 09:00 pm (UTC)
Did they actually call the tree that? I mentioned that to the mother and her eyes lit up in a way that I tended to associate with her son when I called the tree that, saying "ah, Jacob has slipped and I will now use this to my advantage." His father is very much one for the snarky comments.
Dec. 13th, 2004 09:16 pm (UTC)
No, they just called it "the tree". My boss somehow knew, in her heart of hearts, that anyone who loved barbeque, fantasy gaming and mad science had to be a friend of mine, and came in this morning with a clipping from the paper asking if this was the friend I took part of Tuesday off 'cause I was so numb over.

I think he would have gotten a kick out of that.
Dec. 14th, 2004 03:46 am (UTC)
For those who haven't seen it . . . . .


John B. Marques IV John B. Marques IV, 25, of Austin, was taken from us Sunday, December 5th in a motorcycle accident described in this paper on Monday and Tuesday. John attended Mendez Middle School and graduated from the Science Academy at LBJ H.S. where he was active in THE ONE AND ONLY's Drumline. He attended the School of Architecture at UT through 2000 usually hanging out between classes at the tree on the West Mall training squirrels to chuck acorns at the pidgeons. Born in Pozzuoli, Italy while his father served in the US Navy, John only arrived in Texas at the age of 3 years old; But he enjoyed his blue '88 Ford Truck as a Native Texan does. His other pastimes included barbecuing, fantasy gaming, mad science, and country dancing. He worked at Music of the Spheres , Inc. making tuned wind chimes. He began as a part time worker in the small company when he was 17 and became a well respected supervisor of a workforce 3 times its original size. He is survived by his sister, Marilyn, father, John III, mother, Noreen, and a multitude of dear and wonderful friends who are planning to gather for a memorial service on December 23rd at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, 4700 Grover Avenue, near the old Dragon's Lair. If you wish to participate or make a donation to defray the cost, the family asks that you contact Jacob Williamson at 9801 Chukar Circle, Austin, TX 78758.
Published in the Austin American-Statesman on 12/12/2004.
Dec. 14th, 2004 10:50 pm (UTC)
You know me as Lyndsey
Hi there. I was reading through your journal since I remembered Ross saying something about how you and a bunch of people are on LJ. I'm here, but not very often, more to read than to write. Just thought I'd let you know that I'm availaible this way if you want to talk to me. however, if you need to talk to me, call.

have fun at the Xmas party. Marilyn will probably accost you and ask for a time on Friday that we can all meet and start putting together details.
Dec. 15th, 2004 12:28 am (UTC)
Re: You know me as Lyndsey
Coyotes are generally welcome here :) E-mail's my usual method of communication. I'll be off Friday and most of thursday, so getting ahold of me for details is easy enough. It might be best if I backed off planning the actual service, I'm juggling a few balls here at the home front.

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