Marion Cage Kelly Black passed away peacefully at the Hospice House in Houston, Texas Thursday, June 7, 2012. She was predeceased by her mother, the late Chaille Cage Kelly. A devoted mother, she is survived by her husband, Darrin Martin; her children, Travis Black and Kelly Black; a brother, Elliott Cage Kelly; her father, Lawrence E. Kelly; her aunt, Catherine Cage Bruns; and a cousin, Michael Bruns.

Born December 27, 1961, Marion graduated from Memorial High School in 1978, and attended Incarnate Word University in San Antonio, Texas, where she was enrolled in the College Honors Program.

Her occupational career spanned years in health care and faith service, highlighted by positions of assistant administrator at Starlight Village Hospital in Center Point, Texas, and Executive Director of the "Conversations with God" Recreation Foundation in Ashland, Ore. Marion also had her own nursing staff business in Kerrville, Texas.

Marion will be remembered for raising her children to be independent individuals and for helping people struggling with addictions, a struggle which she herself fought.

Details concerning a graveside service and inurnment at Glenwood Cemetery are to be announced in this weekend's Sunday edition of The Houston Chronicle, www.chron.com. Arrangements in Houston are with Geo. H. Lewis & Sons - The Funeral Directors Since 1936, www.geohlewis.com.

In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in Marion's memory may be directed to the charity of one's choice.