Marsha Lynn Gattis


A graveside service for former Frederick resident Marsha Lynn Gattis, 62 of Lubbock, Texas, is scheduled for 1 p.m., Thursday, May 5, 2022, at the Frederick Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Les Banks officiating.  Burial is set to follow under the direction of Jackson Funeral Home of Frederick.  Marsha went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at her home in Lubbock, Texas.

Marsha Lynn Gattis was born in Frederick Nov. 3, 1959, to Doctor and Mrs. A.B. (Johnye) Gattis.  She attended Frederick Public Schools and graduated from Frederick High School in 1978.  While in high school she was involved in many activities.  She was Football Homecoming Queen her senior year, Senior Class President, and enjoyed other activities related to government such as serving as delegate to Oklahoma Girls State and serving as a page in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Music was always front and center in her life.  She sang in the varsity choir and the select group show choir.  She was a private piano student of Laura Hall and Flossie Plott where she competed in many piano competitions and recitals. 

Marsha attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1982 in Elementary Education, and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, served as a senior Panhellenic Representative, a Red Raider Recruiter for four years, a coordinator of campus tours, Texas Tech press box hostess, and hostess to President Lauro Cavazos.

Marsha was employed by Lubbock Independent School District for 38 years as a teacher.  She taught at Wolffarth Elementary, Maedgen Elementary, and Hutchinson Middle School.  She coached three State Champions in Future Problem Solving. She was a member of Phi Delta Kappa.  Marsha was named Who’s Who Among High School Students, College Students, and American Teachers.

Marsha enjoyed many activities such as shopping, movies, decorating, playing with her puppies, Caleb, Beau, and Jaxon, reading, and traveling.  She had many great vacations with family and friends.  She also had a passion for selling new homes in the real estate industry having worked for Charles Wynn Real Estate and Gerald Long Homes through the years.

Marsha is preceded in death by her infant baby sister, Dana Lynn Gattis, and her parents, Doctor and Mrs. A.B. Gattis.  She is survived by her brother, Steve Gattis of Lawton, Oklahoma.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 301 E. Grand, Frederick, OK 73542, or to the Lubbock Meals on Wheels, 2304 34th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79411, in memory of Marsha Lynn Gattis.

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