Marion Louise Lester


Marion Louise Lester

August 16, 1924 (Brooklyn, New York)-February 28, 2016 (Edmond, Oklahoma)

Treasured daughter of Pauline and William Kurtz

Niece to Aunt Bib and Sidney Lushing and to Uncle Carl Mur, Cousin to Peekie and Rudy Schaefer and to Ron Lushing

Proud graduate of Vassar College, 1945-4

Accomplished public relations practitioner at General Electric, New York City

Cherished and profoundly loved wife of 67 years to Richard G. Lester, with whom every day, she rejoiced in their partnership

Devoted and wise mother to Elizabeth Pauline (Elli) Lester Roushanzamir and Andrew William (Andy) Lester, for whom she exemplified loving kindness

Mother-in-law to Saeid Roushanzamir and Barbara Lester with whom she shared the special bond of extended family

Loving Grandmother to Allan Lester Massman and Susan Erika Lester and her husband, Evan Orgren

“2nd mother,” mentor and warm friend to Hatsuyo Takano and Henry Moses

Admired and treasured by many dear friends from lands near and far

Faithful member of First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City and committed participant in organizations with purpose and goals she supported

Active citizen of the communities in which she lived

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution to Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee ( or to First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City (

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Waterloo Cemetery in Edmond, OK.


  1. Well loved, highly respected and missed. Sincerest condolences Dr. Lester and the entire Lester family.

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