Marjorie I. Hostler, 90, of Philadelphia, a retired secretary and volunteer, died of heart failure Dec. 2 at Lankenau Hospital.
Mrs. Hostler was born and raised in Post, Texas. She graduated in 1936 from Post High School and in 1940 from what is now Texas Tech University.
In 1944, while living and working in San Antonio, Mrs. Hostler met her husband, Harrison O. Hostler, at a USO dance. They dated for three weeks. He entered military service and was away for two years.
Upon his return in 1946, the two married within a week and moved to Upper Darby.
From 1969 to 1979, Mrs. Hostler was a secretary at TV Guide. "She loved it," said her daughter, Helen Krizan.
Mrs. Hostler retired because her mother-in-law was living with her and needed her attention.
She joined the Temple Association for Retired Persons after taking some writing courses at the university. She wrote poems and articles, and had some published.
She volunteered in the library of Westbrook Park Elementary School in Upper Darby, and was a member and volunteer at Drexel Hill United Methodist Church.
In 2008, Mrs. Hostler's husband, then 94, died of heart failure. She then moved to Simpson House, an assisted-living facility in Philadelphia.
In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a son, Lee, and five grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday at Drexel Hill United Methodist Church.