Marciana Claire Hoffmeier Drury
Marciana Claire Hoffmeier Drury passed away peacefully at home on March 14, 2020, after a long illness. Marcie was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 26, 1934, to John Joseph and Julia Josephine Hoffmeier. As a young child, she moved with her parents from St. Louis to San Francisco, where her father was a manager with the Hilton Hotel chain. Marcie went to Xavier High School in Phoenix, Arizona. To help pay her college tuition, she was a lecturer in Elementary Accounting at Lone Mountain College.
In 1955 she married Richard Alan Hout, and together they moved to Santa Barbara to own and operate AA Plywood and Door. In the mid-1970’s she began selling real estate at Presidio Realty, obtained her broker’s license, and began a successful career investing in rental income properties. As a board member of CALM, she was instrumental in the 1989 acquisition of the Victoria Hall Theater building for CALM (Child Abuse Listening and Mediation), RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) and The Unity Shoppe.
Marcie married Dr. Bernard John Drury in 1976. Through their 43 years of marriage, they enjoyed traveling to over 21 countries as well as buying and renovating properties in Phoenix, Lompoc, and Santa Barbara. Together they became active with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, as well as the Women’s Auxiliary of Sansum Clinic. Marcie and Bernard gave generously to Catholic Charities of Santa Barbara, where she also assisted low-income clients with housing needs.
She was a member of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church and faithfully remembered the Poor Clare nuns every Christmas and Easter with red wine and specialty cheeses from Nona’s Italian Deli. Marcie loved sewing, mystery novels, and her dogs, as well as entertaining family and friends.
Marcie is survived by her husband, Dr. Bernard John Drury, and her children Laura Hout (Dr. Daniel Levy) of South Carolina, Barbara Hout and Teresa Jamison of Santa Barbara, and grandchildren Dylan and Emma Jamison of Santa Barbara. She is also survived by numerous stepchildren, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her first husband, Richard Alan Hout (1975), and her brothers, Joseph Jude Hoffmeier (2002) and Frankie, who died as a toddler in the 1930’s.
A funeral mass was held at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church and Marcie was laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery in Santa Barbara. Her family wishes to thank the compassionate and caring team at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Santa Barbara especially her nurse Jadona and caregivers Kassie, Lara, and Lesley. Memorial donations can be made to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Santa Barbara or the Santa Barbara Humane Society.