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Celebrating the life of

Marion Rauers Reid

Passed away on May 24, 2024

Marion Rauers Reid

Marion Rauers Reid passed away at her home in Atlanta on May 24, 2024, at the age of 75. Marion was diagnosed with cancer and fought valiantly until the end. While we mourn Marion’s passing, we remember her as a dear friend, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and so much more. Marion had a one-of-a-kind personality, a smile that lit up every room, a remarkable golf swing and a generous spirit. Marion was high energy, strong willed and always cared about other’s issues and would especially love to give advice on helping others improve their health.

Marion grew up in Savannah and attended the Savannah Country Day School, where she led the Hornets in basketball. She later attended Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans and ultimately graduated from the University of Georgia in 1970. While a student at the University of Georgia, she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

Marion was a social worker with the Department of Family and Children Services in Savannah. She also later was a tour director for Historic Savannah Tours, following her mother’s heritage who had co-founded the organization and written the definitive tour guidebook for Savannah. After moving to Atlanta, she found her calling professionally as a real estate broker for Harry Norman Realtors.

Marion had one child, Robert, who was the center of her life and the accomplishment of which she was most proud. She was ever present during his childhood and would always have whole wheat pancakes ready for the weekend. She was incredibly proud of Robert as he went to Princeton University, travelled extensively, and went on to a career in New York. Once Robert was married and grandchildren were born, they took center stage for Marion; she was never happier than when spending time with Katherine, Annie and Jack.

An avid golfer, Marion was a member of the Capital City Club in Atlanta and Highlands Country Club in Highlands, NC. She loved competing in golf and won many tournaments. She adored her golf friends and especially the golfing social events in Highlands. She regularly hosted young women golfers at her home in Highlands. She later extended her competitive spirit into croquet and enjoyed picking up a new sport and all its accompanying rules. She was also dedicated to working out at the fitness center in Highlands and could be found there on an almost daily basis.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Betty Rauers of Savannah. She is survived by her son, Robert D. Reid IV (Ashley) and three grandchildren: Katherine Reid, Annie Reid and Jack Reid of Greenwich, CT. She is also survived by her three siblings: John J. Rauers (Deborah), William W. Rauers and Elizabeth Rauers Newkirk of Savannah as well as many nieces and nephews whom she deeply loved.

A celebration of Marion’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 5th at 11:00 am at St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church (3110 Ashford Dunwoody Road Atlanta, GA 30319) and followed by a reception at the Capital City Club Brookhaven.
In lieu of flowers, Marion’s family asks that donations be directed to Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University ( or Weinstein Hospice of Atlanta (

H.M. Patterson & Son, Oglethorpe Hill Chapel in charge of arrangements. 




Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel