Mrs. Marian Collier Martin Hosch, 88



Marian M. Hosch, 88, died peacefully in Gainesville on February 10th, 2020, surrounded by family. 


A seventh-generation native of Hall County, Marian lived her entire life in Gainesville.  She graduated from Brenau College in 1952 with a degree in music performance, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi.  In September of that year she married Gainesville native Heyward C. Hosch, Jr. and they raised their family in Gainesville.


Marian was an accomplished concert pianist, from early childhood.  For many years, she accompanied vocal practices and performances, gave private lessons, and performed for churches and community groups.  Marian touched many lives with her performances of sacred music at church services, weddings, and funerals, often performing dual-piano or piano-organ pieces with her friends Sandra Romberg or Martha Stratton, performing beautiful, complex, one-of-a-kind arrangements which they improvised as they played.  She had a deep interest in history, and was a member of The Jamestowne Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century. She was a beautiful writer, particularly of traditional correspondence with friends and relatives, and expressions of gratitude. She was an attentive and devoted grandmother and great-grandmother, filling the house with pictures of them and directing her energies to them as she had to her own children; and during her life she read the entire Bible, in the King James Version, 31 times. 


She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Martin, Jr.; her daughter in law, Jeana B. Peeler Hosch; and her brother in law, Henry Edward Braselton.  She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Heyward C. Hosch, Jr; sons Heyward C. Hosch, III of Birmingham, AL, Charles M. Hosch of Dallas, TX and his wife Elizabeth (Beth) H. Hosch; grandchildren Marian Bradley Hosch Anderson and her husband Frank S. Anderson of Birmingham, AL, Caroline Carithers Hosch Halbrook and her husband Zachary A. Halbrook of Bethesda, MD, Julia Elizabeth Forbes Hosch of Dallas, TX, and Mary Catherine Chilton Hosch of New York, NY; great grandchildren Kathleen Carithers Anderson and Frank Sherrod Anderson, Jr. of Birmingham, AL; sister Janice M. Braselton of Braselton, GA; and many nieces and nephews.


Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at 11:30 a.m at First United Methodist Church, in Gainesville.  Rev. Scott Hearne will officiate. Interment will be in Alta Vista Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the Endowment Trust of the First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506, or the charity of your choice.  Jerry Ward, of Memorial Park Funeral Home, 989 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501, is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences 8
Annette Stewart Laney 2020-02-12 23:11:36
Hey ward III my prayers for you and your family. Your mom and dad were very kind to me after I lost my mom when we were in high school. She was an angel on earth now she is an angel in heaven
Don Crowe 2020-02-12 23:27:05
So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
Elizabeth Westbrooks and Family 2020-02-13 14:08:24
Mr, H Bosch: During this most difficult time, May the Universe wrap you and your family in it's tender care. ❤ Liz Westbrooks and Family
Brenda Cheek 2020-02-13 19:20:31
Ms. Janice Braselton and family, I am so sorry about your loss. You are in my prayers.
SHERRILL H DAY 2020-02-13 21:07:04
Marion's and Martha's music brought peace and comfort to everyone when they entered morning worship at GFUMC. Marion was a most gracious Southern lady who always greeted those in her presence with a smile. Many morning she and Mr. Hosch would join others at the Rose's counter at Sherwood for a morning biscuit. When our daughter Lesley married in 1999, she requested that Marion and Martha play for her wedding and their playing made this special day even more special. Love, thoughts, and prayers to each of you. May all of your special memories help to give you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Special Love and thoughts to her sister, Janice and her family. Both sisters were blessed with the ability to present beautiful expressions of music.
Ms. Jackie Nicholson 2020-02-14 14:48:07
Love and sympathy from the Nicholson Family
John and Linda Sundstrom 2020-02-17 17:31:08
Heyward, We are so sorry to learn of your loss. You are in our prayers.
Roger and Reba Cash 2020-02-20 12:14:39
Sorry for you loss, prayers for you and your family
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