The Hollis D. Marshall
Memorial Scholarship Fund
The most important treasure in
life is a heart that accepts the Spirit of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,
and "Passes It On" while pulling others up!
Hollis D. Marshall was a renowned
geologist, "oil finder," loving husband and father - and proud Aggie.
To honor him, his family set up the Hollis D. Marshall Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The Scholarship is awarded to individuals pursuing higher academic achievement,
and it will provide assistance to select individuals with the same ideals of
excellence and the desire to give back to their communities in the U.S. and
internationally. The Scholarship Fund is administered by WoodsEdge Community Church, The
Hollis D. Marshall
Patzewitsch (Texas) -- Doctoral Candidate; Texas A&M University,
Geosciences Department, in College Station, Texas
Deak (Croatia) -- Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS)
Certification; Montgomery College in Conroe, Texas
Deak (Sisak, Croatia) -- Mathematics major, University of Zagreb in
Komanovic (Sisak, Croatia) -- Computer User Support, Technical
Institute in Sisak, Croatia, associated with the University of Zagreb
2004-2005 Sheryl L.
Japczynski (Texas) -- Associate of Applied Sciences, Associate Degree
Nursing at Montgomery College in Conroe, Texas
A. Franks (Texas) -- Kinesiology major, Kingwood College, Kingwood,
2006-2007 Kevin D. Linton (New Hampshire)
-- History major, University of New Hampshire
2006-2007 Denis Karnoscak (Athens,
Greece) -- Physics major, Colorado School of Mines
Jenkins (Texas) -- Dallas Baptist University, EdD in Higher Educational
Administration and Leadership
Diaz (Quito, Ecuador) -- Wheaton College, major in Philosophy with a
concentration in Psychology
Crockett (Texas) -- Government, University of Texas at Austin
Kasper (Texas) -- Business Management, Lone Star College, Conroe TX
Sutherland (Texas) -- Petroleum or Mechanical Engineering, Colorado
School of Mines, Boulder CO
Andino (Texas) -- Theological Studies, Amiel Christian School (Vision
International University), Garland TX
Kennard (Texas) -- News Broadcasting, University of Kentucky
Perez (Texas --
member WECC) -- Special Education, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville
2010-2011 Ryan Dohner (Texas -- member
WECC) -- Business, minor in Sports Management, University of Texas at Austin
- 2011-2012 Rebecca Sonnier (Texas) -- Nursing, LoneStar College, Conroe, Texas; then Abilene Christian College, Abilene, Texas
- 2011-2012 Chris Larson (Texas) -- International Studies, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
- 2011-2012 Lindsay Kalberer (Texas) -- Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
- 2011-2012 Coleman Moore (New Jersey) -- Microbiology, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
- 2012-2013 Austin Rumpel (Texas) -- Biblical Studies, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, Texas
- 2012-2013 Julia Rogers (Texas) -- Music Business, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, Texas
- 2012-2013 Kiresha Johnson (Texas) -- Biochemistry and Business Administration, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Jeff Wells -- Senior Pastor, WoodsEdge Community Church
Judith Paine-Marshall -- Director
Janet Harris -- Co-Director
Dawn Marshall Nagala
About Hollis D. Marshall
12, 1930 - Aug. 18, 2001)
Hollis D. Marshall graduated from Odessa High School in
1947, then attended Odessa Junior College. To complete his studies, he
transferred to Texas A&M, where he joined the Corps and graduated with a BS
degree in Geological Engineering (1954). He entered the US Army as 2nd Lt. for
pilot's training and was honorably discharged with the rank of 1st Lt. After
serving his country, Hollis returned to Texas A&M to obtain his MS degree in
Petroleum Geology (1959).
He started his career at Humble Oil (later Exxon), and
worked in the Texas cities of Pleasanton, Kingsville, and Corpus Christi. After
17 highly successful years as an "oil finder" with Exxon, Hollis
ventured out on his own as an Independent Consulting Geologist. He became
renowned for his geological work in South Texas. His expertise was the "Yegua
and Frio Formations" in Starr County, Texas and surrounding areas. Hollis
found numerous profitable reserves for Samedan Oil Corporation, Harwood
Exploration, Mueller Engineering, and others. In 1989, he left Corpus Christi to
marry Judy Paine, Geophysicist with ARCO Oil and Gas Company, and they set up
residence in The Woodlands, Texas.
Hollis was not only an outstanding geologist, he also had
the reputation of excellence in everything he undertook - even golf! He is
the embodiment of a true Aggie.
Hollis is survived by his wife, Judy
Paine-Marshall of Conroe, Texas, and three children: Dawn Marshall
Nagala of Friendswood, Texas; Jeff W. Marshall of San Antonio, Texas; and Holly
Marshall Thomson of Whitfield, Queensland, Australia.
Hollis is buried at Lakeland Hills Memorial Cemetery in
Burnet, Texas near Horseshoe Bay, his second home.
About Judy Paine-Marshall
life changed significantly when her husband, Hollis Marshall, died on August 18,
2001, from a long bout with Alzheimer's. The present period in her life has
become her "Halftime" journey. Bob Buford, in his book, Halftime
(1998) wrote: "Halftime is a time to reflect on your life and
determine what would give your life additional meaning and significance in the
years to come." Judy is discovering that her "Halftime" is
about risk, adventure ... and faith!
Judy hopes to instill in The Scholarship Fund's Scholarship Recipients the inspiration
she received from very special people encountered throughout her life. "The
more they encouraged me, the more I found the inner strength to accomplish what
I initially thought was impossible. Hollis Marshall was one of many people who
took time to invest in my life. It is to these special people that I dedicate
the rest of my life's work to 'Pass It On.'"
Born Judy Otts, she graduated from NW Classen High School in Oklahoma City in
1957, and completed her BS in Geology at the University of Oklahoma. She married
in college, becoming Judy Paine. She has since become the mother of three
children: Jenee' Paine Moore, Scott Paine, and Kendall Paine Ramirez.
Collectively, she has eleven grandchildren: Coleman & McCall Moore in New
Jersey; Owen & Emmett Ramirez, Dustin & Tyler Fox, Courtney Marshall,
Christopher & Laura Nagala in Texas; and Susan & Gregory Thomson in
began her 21-year career with Arco Oil & Gas Company in Dallas, and while
there, became a geophysicist. After retiring from Arco in 1991, she consulted
for Exxon Oil Company and Burlington Industries for another 6 years.
Judy married her friend, Hollis D. Marshall, an
Independent Petroleum Consultant, on October 1, 1989. They relocated to the
Houston area, where she still resides. Judy and her late husband, Hollis, are
Charter Members of WoodsEdge Community
Church (WECC) in The Woodlands, where they initiated the "Muffin
Ministry" for visiting newcomers.
Marathons and Milestones
While living in Dallas, Texas, Judy Paine became a marathoner. She has since run
over 17 marathons, including Boston, and ran the New York City marathon in 3
hours, 34 minutes.
Arco Fitness Festival team
Judy organized Arco's regional and national teams to the
Corporate Cup Relays and the Aerobics Fitness Festivals.
She was one of the
first women to join the Aerobics Athletic Center, which was an athletic club
"For Men Only." (She still remembers what it was like to break
into an all-men's club!) That year, 1975, she won the Aerobics Center
"Rookie of the Year" award.
On her 40th birthday, Judy ran the Fort Worth Cowtown
5-mile race, and came in 1st overall for the women. Later that year, she also
won the Tulsa Marathon overall for the women. In 1979, Judy Paine began entering
triathlons and placed 1st in the Women's 40-45 Year Division, held in Plano,
Texas. Ten years later, in 1989, Team USA formed a competitive team to
commemorate the First International Triathlon to be held in Avignon, France.
Judy was 50 years old at the time. She qualified for Team USA by winning
her age group in Dallas, came in 2nd in her age group in Hawaii's Tin-Man, and
placed 5th at the First International Triathlon in Avignon, France.
Judy does her aerobics training 5 days a week at 5:00
a.m. at Lifeway Athletic Center in The Woodlands and bikes on the weekends. Her biking
trainer is Dana Lyons, Finish Strong Coaching, www.coachlyons.com.
She is a member of The Woodlands Cycling Club (WCC), and
The Woodlands Running Club, The Woodlands Toastmasters, Woodsedge Community
Church, and is The Queen Mum of VooDoo Dolls Chapter of the Red Hat
Passing It On...
Now, Judy P-M wants to spend her life helping young people and individuals
she encounters throughout her life with the "Pass It On"
philosophy through the Hollis D. Marshall Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Judy takes cycling tours from time to time.
Her first was the 2003 CrossRoads Cycling Adventures, Cycle Across America Tour,
from Los Angeles to Boston. In 2005, she took her "dream
vacation" to New Zealand to cycle the Southern Alps. Now, in 2006,
she's cycling across America ... again! Each time she makes a tour
she enlists the support of friends to help sponsor her per mile (or km).
The money earned goes to the Hollis D. Marshall Scholarship Fund which helps to educate
deserving candidates in order that they may return to their country or
communities to teach others and to continue the "Pass it On"
philosophy of pulling others up throughout one's life.
Judy's latest adventure has been to become a member of
the Voo Doo Dolls Chapter of the Red Hat Society in The Woodlands, Texas.
She took Ms. Voo Doo Doll on the ride of her life throughout the New Zealand
alps. She looks forward to continuing to make special trips
with the diverse background of other special Red Hatters in our Chapter!
Judy & Ms. VooDoo Doll (in basket) by Tasman Sea,
Judy & Ms. VooDoo Doll
Please help Judy accomplish these scholarship goals for
deserving individuals, by sponsoring her CrossRoads
cycling trip across America. And remember to continuously "Pass It On"
to others who might share your generous spirit.
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