Bryan, Margie Hopper

July 9, 1931 - July 26, 2020

Margie Hopper Bryan was born July 9, 1931 in Texas City, Texas, to Cecil and Della Hopper. She spent her childhood in Texas City, then she attended the University of Texas for a time before marriage.

Margie died at home July 26, 2020 surrounded by her daughters Rebecca Bryan of Los Angeles and Marc Ann Cameron of Dallas and her husband Dan Cameron. She is also survived by her son James Bryan and his wife Dolly Dass of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, two grandsons Shane and Keith Bryan also of Kuala Lumpur, nephew Marshall Hopper and his wife Carrie Cameron of
Reno, Nevada, cousin Michael Bryne of Houston, and stepson Scott Bryan of Dallas. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband A. Judson Bryan of Dallas and her dear brother Robert Hopper.

Margie was very creative and artistic. She had an impish sense of humor, an eye for beauty and a great love of life. She knew, and often entertained us with, dozens of naughty limericks and funny little songs. Margie had a talent for decorating and her home was always arranged with interesting artwork and lovely colors. She was a wonderful mother and had a knack of being friends with her children as well as a thoughtful and caring parent. While her children were growing up she served as Cub Scout den mother, Girl Scout troop leader, swim meet timer, seamstress of pep squad uniforms, and whatever else was needed as life’s challenges came along.

The family lived in Little Rock, Arkansas, for many years where Jud opened a consultin engineering firm. Margie worked closely with him and managed all the administrative duties as well as lending a hand with the spec typing and even drawings when needed. After their children were successfully raised Margie and Jud longed to return to Dallas. Jud joined Purdy McGuire and Margie worked as a Land Manager for the Sohio Oil Company and later the Coho Oil Company. After retirement Margie and Jud enjoyed trips to Destin, Florida, frequently with their dear friends John and Wanda Torbett of Little Rock. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in Margie’s name should send a gift to the Bridge Breast Network


Margie was an amazing woman and we will miss her greatly.


Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

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