I am a seventh generation Texan. My family has lived in the Greater Houston Area for over 150 years.
|Some of my happiest memories are of
my years at
Houston's Lamar High School. My name then was Marilyn Ralls. In my
senior year I was awarded a National Merit
Scholarship Letter of Commendation and was
elected Best Thespian. Drama was my
In 2004 I completed a three year term as the Secretary of the Lamar High School Alumni Association, Inc. Board of Directors. The Alumni Association began in 1998 and by 2002 had contributed over $160,000 towards projects to improve Lamar's appearance and quality of education. The Association has gone on to fulfill a $6,000,000 fundraising goal, using these funds to improve the quality of life at Lamar HS.
After graduating from Lamar, I attended Trinity University in San Antonio. While in college I married another Trinity student, F.R. Johnson. We had two sons and divorced. To support myself and my sons, I studied really hard, got years of work experience, passed a number of mind crunching exams and became . . . .
Although now retired, for over 30 years I owned and operated my own businesses:a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU),
PENSIONPRO, a pension actuarial consulting firm, and
In 2004 the NRCC (National
Republican Congressional Committee) Business
Advisory Council honored me by naming me a
Businesswoman of the Year for 2004.
This is me receiving the award from Chris Ward,
Controller of the NRCC, at the Tax Summit held
in Washington D. C., in March, 2005, shortly
after the Presidential Inauguration.
CLICK HERE TO READ MY JOURNAL OF THE 2005 BUSH/CHENEY INAUGURATION