Shereen Marx

Published 8:37 am Friday, November 27, 2015

Shereen Hyde Marx, a native of Bogalusa and resident of Baton Rouge, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Gloria Yarborough Hyde, and father, Sidney Hyde, Jr.

Shereen is survived by her devoted husband, Max Marx; daughter, Meagan Thrift; son, Ryan Minvielle; sisters, Lisa Murray and Sydney Etta Crain; brothers-in-law, Bill Murray and Mike Crain; son-in-law, Henry Thrift III; stepson, Matt Marx; stepdaughter, Jessica Marx; three grandchildren, Gaby, Sam, and Jack Thrift; and many wonderful friends, co-workers, and students.

Most recently, Shereen was a general librarian and assistant professor at Baton Rouge Community College’s Magnolia Library. Prior to BRCC, Shereen served as executive director at Rip Van Winkle Gardens on Jefferson Island, New Iberia. Prior to that, Shereen served as executive director at Shadows-on-the-Teche in New Iberia.

Shereen graduated from Bogalusa High School as its valedictorian, among many other honors and achievements. She obtained her B.S. in English from LSU, magna cum laude. She then obtained her master’s degree in Library and Information Science from LSU.

Throughout her illustrious career, she had many professional memberships, honors and awards, professional involvement and recognition. She also gave a number of lectures and presentations and engaged in many community activities.

Shereen was a brilliant, unforgettable, effervescent, outgoing and loving woman with an amazing passion for life and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.

Visitation will be held at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government Street, in Baton Rouge, on Saturday, Nov. 28, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with a memorial service to follow. A private family service will be held from noon to 1 p.m.

Donations in lieu of flowers should go to “Shereen Marx Book Donation” c/o the Friends of the Magnolia Library, BRCC Foundation, 201 Community College Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.

Shereen’s favorite saying epitomized her life and inspiring outlook: “Anxiety is a waste. Fear is a thief. Scatter joy.” And she did scatter joy to all who knew and loved her.