Marsha Elizabeth Standridge

July 28, 1950 - December 21, 2019
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Shannon Diaz
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Betty Henry
Steve & Aubara Fotiades
Leroy and Nancy Huff
Cayce Hartley
Debbie Warren


Marsha Elizabeth Standridge (Nani to her grandchildren), was the fourth child of nine; born to Robert and Ruby Allen on July 28, 1950, in Whitecastle, Louisiana. Marsha excelled in school and pursued a career as a registered nurse. After graduating with honors from UTMB Galveston, Marsha met Robert “Buzz” Standridge. They married in 1974, and had two children: Kimberly Jean and Daryl Lamar.

Marsha’s faith in Christ was a driving force in her life. Early in their marriage, she asked Buzz to join her on a Marriage Encounter weekend where Buzz experienced a conversion and returned to the Catholic Church. Buzz and Marsha moved to Tiki Island and began Sunday worship at St. Patrick’s. Their in-depth involvement in this community would eventually lead to Marsha giving written permission and accompanying Buzz as he became a Deacon. On this journey, she received a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Studies and their faith grew even deeper as a couple.

Adventures and overcoming fears were an ongoing theme throughout Marsha’s life. In 1986, Buzz, Marsha, and their two children left their home, sold most of their belongings, and set out on a sailboat adventure that would take them from Freeport, TX, to Washington D.C. Even though she was greatly afraid of deep water, Marsha rose to the challenge and became the navigator. She did all of this while home-schooling her two children and calming a very anxious captain. Sailing would not be her only adventure. In the 1990’s, she founded a successful home healthcare agency and was critical in helping Buzz with the formation and administration of an engineering firm.

Marsha was preceded in death by her brother Robert Allen, Jr. and her brother-in-law Richard Schmerber. She leaves behind a large and loving family. Her husband, Buzz; her adoring children, Kimberly & Joseph Brown, Daryl and Stacy Standridge; her five grandchildren: Kyra Elizabeth Brown, Isabella Nicholine Brown, Colette Michelle Standridge, Eleanor Grace Brown, and Owen Wylie Standridge. Marsha is also survived by her parents: Robert & Ruby Allen; five sisters: Patricia (Pat) Ott, Cynthia (Cindi) Schmerber, Julia (Julie) DeLeon, Therese (Terri) Elliott, and Linda (NeeNee) Clark; two brothers: William (Bill) Allen, and Lester Allen; and many special nieces and nephews.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, January 3, 2020

Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Rosary at 7:00 PM.

Service Information

Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

St. Patrick Catholic Church


1010 35th St. & Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Born: July 28, 1950
Died: December 21, 2019

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Denise Salinas posted on 1/9/20

I am so sorry for your loss Mr. Buzz. From the first day I met Mrs. Marsha and yourself, I knew you two had a very special connection. Thank you for being a role model couple and for always greeting me with a warm smile. From the RCIA classes to the preparation of my son’s baptism, I enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you for the wonderful memories and for making a huge impact in my life. May you Rest In Peace and rejoice next to our Lord.


Shannon Diaz posted on 1/4/20

I worked with Marsha at UTMB. She was so amazing..I loved our conversations, and getting to see her every day. She had such an impact on our patients and us as nurses that when she retired we knew who was missing. What a blessing she was to all of us...she will truly be missed, but what a wonderful angel she will be. God bless


D.J. & Jill Termini posted on 1/4/20

Buzz, we are so sorry for you loss.


Tabatha Simpson posted on 1/4/20

In memory of Marsha Elizabeth Standridge, Tabatha Simpson lit a candle


Nancy Latham posted on 1/4/20

In memory of Marsha Elizabeth Standridge, Nancy Latham lit a candle


Nancy Latham posted on 1/4/20

Buzz, Kimberly, Daryl, and family, Aunt Ruby, Uncle Bob, and all our cousins, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We have fond memories of family times spent at Maw-Maw’s and in Beaumont. It was always fun for the cousins to be together and enjoy each other. Playing under the pear trees, sitting on the porch eating MawMaw’s homemade ice cream and blackberry cobbler, and playing”gotcha last”, are all fond memories of childhood. As we all grew up, visits were fewer but the family bonds remained. This was very apparent when we had our Comeaux family reunion in Galveston in 2015. Marsha and Buzz you were both so helpful in securing a venue and caterer to host about 75 of us!!! What a fun, memorable weekend!!! We know Marsha is now experiencing great joy being in God’s presence. We love y’all, Nancy, Phyllis, Scooter, and Melissa


Minnette Repsher Quick posted on 1/3/20

I am so sorry, Buzz, to hear about Marsha. I always enjoyed being around her and your family. May you find peace in the love of Christ Jesus.


Ellen Sanderson posted on 1/3/20

She is in heaven with Jesus Christ our Lord. Sorry for your lost Buzz praying for you and your family!


Megan Wade posted on 1/3/20

Daryl and family - my deepest sympathies for your loss.


Juan Baigen and Tilde Baigen posted on 1/2/20

In memory of Marsha Elizabeth Standridge, Juan Baigen and Tilde Baigen lit a candle


Juan Baigen posted on 1/2/20

Condolence to the family of Marsha. My wife and I met her in bible classes at Saint Patrick Church. She was a very nice person ,was well liked by every one God bless her family


Cindy Wagner posted on 1/2/20

My deepest condolence go out to Marsha's family!! Always enjoying our outings with the St Anne's group. They hold a special place in my heart! Having warm heart felt connections to all in the group!! Knowing that the Father holds a special place in this family!! Marsha is resting in the Father's arms. Peace & Love, RIP Cindy Wagner


Joan & Ron Rust posted on 1/2/20

Our deepest sympathy in the passing of Marsha. The way she lived her life and fought her illness, was an inspiration to many. Ron & Joan Rust


Lisa Feidler posted on 1/2/20

Daryl, on behalf of your teammates at Wells Fargo we would like to offer our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.


Betty Henry posted on 1/1/20

The Bible Studies, the caring of those at UTMB her getting me to join the Altar Society Her genuine carding for other, her love for Buzz & her children these are the memories I cherish about Marsha. Sure God had a special place for her in Heaven. May She rest in Peace


Norman Smith posted on 12/31/19

A Great Lady has passed. She touched many lives and helped make my Brother Buz the great man he became. God Bless. 😢


Sandie Smith posted on 12/31/19

I remember your childhood visits to Stockton, all piled into your station wagon. My most precious memory is being with you and our families in New Orleans. You shared wonderful information about the Cathedral during our visit; introduced us to a rather unique offering at dinner in the French Quarter; and took us on a walking tour of Bourbon Street. I will always remember your smile and your cheerfulness. I’m so proud to be able to have you as my cousin in my heart forever.


Mary Colemon posted on 12/31/19

I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet Marsha. May God bring peace and comfort to your family with wonderful memories. I always enjoyed being around her ar Kelly!


Steve & Aubara Fotiades posted on 12/31/19

Our sincerest condolences to the Standridge family in the loss of Marsha and our " go- to" neighbor on Tiki Island for many years.


Dorothy & John Becker posted on 12/30/19

We are saddened by Marsha's passing but we know that you share our joy in knowing that she is enjoying eternal happiness. Dorothy & John Becker


Paul & Susan Brown posted on 12/30/19

Buzz, Kim, Daryl and family, please know that you all have been in our thoughts and prayers since we first found out about Marsha’s illness. Marsha will live on forever in your memories, just as surely as she lives for eternity with our Lord, Jesus Christ. May God bless each of you in a special way as you deal with your loss. Paul & Susan Brown


Polly Jones posted on 12/30/19

Terri, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. Love you.


Sherry Kirwin posted on 12/30/19

Marsha, I have learned so much from you through our friendship. You will be missed by so many but leave to be with our Lord Jesus. John and I will continue to keep you and your loving family in our thoughts and prayers. We also know that we will remain in yours. Much love...


Leroy and Nancy Huff posted on 12/30/19

In memory of Marsha Elizabeth Standridge, Leroy and Nancy Huff lit a candle


Yolanda Flores-Montes posted on 12/30/19

Condolences to the family and friends of Marsha. May she rest in eternal peace. 🙏🙏


Veronica Cromie posted on 12/30/19

Buzz, I’m so sorry for your loss but I know that Marsha is with Jesus and out of pain and agony forever.please know you are in my prayers. Kim, I’m so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences and thank you so much for keeping us posted throughout her journey. Praying for you all.


Beth Everts McCarry posted on 12/30/19

So sorry for the loss of your sister. My prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time. With love, Beth Everts McCarry


Cayce Hartley posted on 12/29/19

In memory of your mom Kim. My condolences are with you and your family as y’all go through this tough journey. Loosing a parent isn’t easy, but the memories that float with you, and your children is a lifetime memory of your mom you will never forget. She is with y’all were ever y’all may go. ❤️ Love ya, your “Favorite” Custodian from Camacho!


Pat Ott posted on 12/29/19

My “baby sister” (2 years younger) was a blessing to many and loved by many especially her family. I have so many wonderful memories of life shared that will be with me the rest of my life. I know that when she reached Heaven she heard “Well done thy good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you a ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord.” (Matthew 25:21)


Debbie Warren posted on 12/29/19

God bless you Marsha. I only remember you from when we're childten spending vacation time at our Maw Maw's house. It sounds like I missed knowing an amazing adult. 1st cousin Debbie Comeaux Warren


Katherine Thatcher posted on 12/29/19

Buzz, my deepest condolences to you and your family on Marsha's passing. Certainly she is in God's loving arms! She will be deeply missed. I will never forget her so ably leading the St. Ann's Club.


Linda Clark posted on 12/29/19

I know you are happier with God. You will be missed so much Love you so much!


Darin and Yvette Jarvis and family posted on 12/28/19

Our hearts go out to the whole Brown and Standridge family. We are so thankful for the gift of your friendship and the gift of Joey and Kim and family in our lives. We continue to pray for you all through this and in the future.


Laura Wiland posted on 12/27/19

Kim and Daryl you are in our thoughts and prayers. I often think of those summer days in the pool with Missy and Chad. Love The Wiland Family


Laura Wiland posted on 12/27/19

Dear Kim and Darryl you are in our hearts and prayers. Often think of those crazy days in the backyard swimming pool. Love to the both of you! The Wiland Family


Cindi Allen Schmerber posted on 12/26/19

My sweet, incredibly smart, and phenomenal nurse of a big sister. Your life touched so many here on earth! You will be missed and loved as long as we live, but we rejoice in knowing you are with our brother Bobby and other loved ones.


Libby Comeaux posted on 12/24/19

"We're not cousins, we're Catholics!" Marsha, age 4. She had an early clarity of a lifelong devotion to serve others within her faith community.


Mary Ann Smith posted on 12/23/19

Buzz, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.