FORT WORTH -- Marihelen Miller Hickey went to be with the Lord Saturday afternoon, June 18, 2016, the day before her 79th birthday. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Friday at University Christian Church, 2720 S. University Drive. She will be laid to rest privately in Greenwood Memorial Park. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Marihelen and Larry D. Hickey Memorial Scholarship, TCU Box 297044, Fort Worth, Texas, 76129, or the Tri Delta Phi Lambda House Corporation, 3000 S. Hulen St., Suite 124-312, Fort Worth, Texas, 76109. Born June 19, 1937, in Gorman, Marihelen was the daughter of Fred Haskell and Wilma Loree Gilbreath Miller. Long known for her positive outlook on life and her sense of humor, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and teacher. Marihelen was a 1955 graduate of Abernathy High School where she excelled academically and was involved in many activities. She was a majorette for the band and was voted Most Beautiful by her classmates. Marihelen attended Texas Christian University where she earned her bachelor of fine arts degree in 1959. At Texas Christian University, she was a proud member of the Phi Lambda chapter of Delta Delta Delta, and a member of various other campus organizations. In 1960, Marihelen married Larry Douglas Hickey. They had two beautiful children whom they loved dearly, Melinda Beth and David Douglas. She was a homemaker who enjoyed making her home attractive and welcoming for family and friends. An accomplished artist herself, Marihelen later taught art for 30 years at Trinity Valley School where she nurtured her students' appreciation for all things artistic. She was active in the alumni chapter of Delta Delta Delta (Phi Lambda) where she was the president of the Fort Worth alumni chapter (1971-1973) and the recruitment adviser for many years. Marihelen served on the National Alumni Board for TCU (1980-1987) and the TCU Class Reunion Committee (1983-2009) serving as chairman for one year. She was also a member of Canwick, the Fort Worth Lecture Foundation, the Petroleum Club of Fort Worth, Colonial Country Club and the Jim Lee Book Club. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson, Paul Hunter Cox; in-laws, Troy Vernon Hickey and Virgil Lee Harbison Hickey; and special friend, German Moreno. Survivors: In addition to her children and her son-in-law, Paul Cox, Marihelen is survived by her granddaughters, Emily Ann Cox, Alexandra Leigh Cox and Sarah Jessica West; sister, Freddie Beth Miller Bayne and her husband, James; brother, Daniel Gilbreath Miller and his wife, Ginger; and many other family members and friends.
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