Ellen Bookman

b. 5 October 1911, d. 4 November 2004
  • Ellen Bookman was born on 5 October 1911 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas.
  • She married Marshall Curtis Peters in 1933.
  • Ellen Bookman became a widow at the 13 October 1981 death of her husband Marshall Curtis Peters.
  • Ellen Bookman died on 4 November 2004 at age 93 in Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, at her residence.
  • She was interred at Bryan City Cemetery, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas.
  • The following appeared on 6 November 2004 in The Eagle: Ellen Bookman Peters passed away quietly at her home on November 4, 2004. Services are set for 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 7, at the first Presbyterian Church of Bryan, with Dr. Philip McLarty officiating. Interment will follow at the Bryan City Cemetery. Visitation will be 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, at Memorial Funeral Home in Bryan.
         Mrs. Peters was born to Pickens Butler and Ellen Pegues Smith Bookman on October 5, 1911, in Navasota, Texas. She was married to Marshall Curtis Peters in 1933 and he preceded her in death in 1981. She is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law, Marshall Bookman and Florence Peters and Mervin Dansby and Annette Adams Peters of Bryan, as well as five grandchildren and two grandchildren-in-law: Brian and Karen Ellen Anderson of Arlington. Texas, Laura Stehr Peters of Houston, Eileen Bookman Peters of Bryan, Margaret Annette Peters of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and George Marshall and Rebecca Peters of New York City, along with one great-grandchild, Elizabeth Ellen Anderson of Arlington.
         Mrs. Peters was a life long and active Presbyterian in the First Presbyterian Church of Navasota and in the First Presbyterian Church of Bryan following her family move to Bryan in 1945. She was an Elder and President of the Women of the Church as well as Circle Chairman. Her grandfather, Jesse Bookman, was among the founders of the Shiro Presbyterian Church in 1853.
         A graduate of Trinity University in 1932 when it was located at Waxahachie, Texas, she has been an enthusiastic supporter of higher education for many years. She established the Ellen Peters and P. B. Bookman Endowed Scholarship at Trinity University, created with her husband two President's Endowed Scholarships at Texas A&M University, and provided the first Rudder Corp of Cadets Scholarship at Texas A&M in memory of Marshall Peters. She was also one of the original underwriters of the Heritage Park development in Bryan, an Honorary Chairman of the St. Joseph Hospital Bash, a long time supporter of the Brazos Valley Rehabilitation center, a Charter Member of Bryan-college Station Junior League, and Past President and fifty year member of the Woman's Club of Bryan.
         Mrs. Peters was a life member and officer of the Colonial Dames of America as well as a life member and Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution, having established ten soldier and officer ancestors.
         Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Carter Creek Parkway, Bryan, Texas 77802 or to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 West 26th Street, Bryan, Texas 77803.
         The family gratefully acknowledges care providers, Nell Crouse and Judy Embry.
  • Last Edited: 6 Jul 2015

Family: Marshall Curtis Peters b. 20 March 1904, d. 12 October 1981