Marlene Dyer Wells

Marlene Dyer Wells, 85 of Austin Texas, went to be with the Lord, joining her husband, Fred, February 24, 2023, after a short but fierce battle with Leukemia. Marlene lived a beautiful and robust life. An independent woman of faith, she provided guidance, care, and love to her children and grandchildren; and a life of love to her husband and friendship with those close to her. Her husband Fred adored her and together they taught their children, Sharon and Cindy, integrity, loyalty and compassion, encouraging them with the confidence necessary to pursue life with passion.
Marlene was born May 29, 1937, in Bellville, Yell County, Arkansas to Gibbs Marvin Dyer and Edna Palestine Buckman Dyer. The family moved to Carlsbad, New Mexico in 1943 where her father found employment in the potash mines. Marlene’s zest for life, friendly and engaging nature resulted in forming many childhood friends that ended up being lifelong friends.
Growing up with three brothers and a sister, her life was somewhat modest but full of faith and love of her family. After high school, Marlene married the love of her life, Fred Wells, on September 3, 1955, and started their life together in Texas. They welcomed daughters Sharon and Cindy, and eventually four grandchildren in whom they took great pride and spent time with whenever possible. Marlene always relied on her faith in Christ to see her way through life’s obstacles including polio, two bouts of cancer, and a debilitating stroke. This positive approach to life became the setting to provide an example for her daughters and grandchildren. To no surprise, she recently said, “I’ve had a happy life”. Her grandchildren will tell you she was the “best grandmother” who supplied all the sugar cereals a child could consume! She leaves behind a legacy with her family on how to live life.
Marlene is survived by her daughters Sharon Wells Lott and husband Jerry Lott, and Cindy Wells McCarthy and husband Mitch McCarthy, grandchildren: Rachel Guevara and husband Henry Guevara, Allyson Lutz, Colter Lutz and Jacob McCarthy, her brothers: Tommy Dyer and Don Dyer, and many loving nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. She will be greatly missed, but as she recently told us, “you’ll get over it”. We won’t get over it, but we choose to move on with her positive outlook. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Fred, parents Marvin & Pally Dyer, a brother, Joe Dyer and her sister, Rebecca Stringer.
The family would like to extend our deepest thanks and gratitude to the compassionate care providers who were wonderful and attentive to our mom from Cedar Pointe Health and Wellness in Cedar Park and Altus Hospice.
A celebration of life is scheduled for March 25, 2023, 11:00 am at Walnut Creek Baptist Church at 12062 N. Lamar, Austin, TX. Marlene will be laid to rest next to her husband at the Montell Cemetery, Montell, TX at a later date in a private service.
In lieu of flowers, Marlene suggested memorial donations be made to any of the following: Swan Songs Musical Last Wishes:; Walnut Creek Baptist Church,; Texas Choral Directors Association:; The Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation: