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Morris Cloninger graduated from the University of Texas in Austin and taught English at both Conroe and South Park High Schools.  Concetta (nee Mazzagatti) Cloninger became interested in theater while a student at South Park High School and then attended Lamar Junior College where she studied under Irene Arnett.  She later won a scholarship and did post graduate work at the Pasadena Playhouse College of Theater Arts in Pasadena, California.  Upon leaving California, Concetta took the stage name of "Connie Marlo" and pursued professional theater work in New York City.  Afterward, she moved back to Beaumont to raise her children and became actively involved with the Beaumont Little Theater and the Beaumont Community Players.  It was while serving as director of the Community Players, and being recently divorced, that Concetta met her future husband, Morris Cloninger, during the audition of a play, "The Heiress."  The two were soon married and continued their active interests in both theater and the arts.  Morris, who worked in finance, also served on the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees and as Vice President of the Optimist Club International.  The Cloninger Papers consist of photographs, correspondence, and other assorted materials that document the many community and educational interests that the two of them held throughout their long lives.

 
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