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BRISCOE, Eugenia (Reynolds)

Sunday, May 23, 2004

Eugenia Reynolds Briscoe of Madison died Sunday, May 23rd, 2004 at Crestood Hospital. She was a resident of Madison for the past 11 years and lived in Corpus Christi, Texas, for 40 years. She was a resident of Valley View Rehabilitation Center in Madison. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis G. Briscoe in 1981.
She received her Ph.D. from the University of Denver, M.A. from Texas A&I in Kingsville, Texas, and her B.S.S. from Oklahoma College for Women. She was a public school teacher and college professor, and was director of Department of Vocational Education for the state of Wyoming. She was night editor of Eldorado News, Eldorado, Ark. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Corpus Christi, Texas, and was a Sunday school teacher there for several years. She was a member of Phi Alpha Theta (attainment in field of history) and member of Official Bicentennial Committee, Nueces County, Corpus Christi, Texas. She was also a member of Nueces County Historical Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, American Association of University Women, Texas Retired Teachers Association and Corpus Christi Symphony Guild. She was the Author of ""History of Corpus Christi, Texas 1519-1875"" and this later became a textbook for the school system of Nueces County.
Survivors include her son, William G. ""Bill"" Clark and wife Sue of Madison; grandsons, William R. Clark of New Iberia, La., and Michael D. Clark of San Antonio, Texas; three great-granddaughters; and one sister, Mary Louise Bailey of North Little Rock, Ark. Funeral service will be held on Thursday. Arrangments are being handled by Seaside Funeral Home, Corpus Christi, Texas and local arrangments are being handled by Spry Funeral Home. Burial will be at Seaside Memorial Park. Memorial Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.