Marialice Shary's family moved from Omaha, Nebraska, to Texas. Her father was a developer of the citrus industry in the Rio Grande Valley. She attended Our Lady of the Lake College in San Antonio where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1937 she married Allan Shivers, a lawyer from Port Arthur.
- When Allan Shivers was elected Lieutenant Governor, he moved his family to Austin.
- In 1949 during Allan Shivers' second term in office he became Governor when Beauford Jester died suddenly. After serving the remainder of that term, Allan Shivers was elected for three more terms.
- During her seven years as First Lady, Marialice Shary Shivers supervised extensive rebuilding and redecorating of the Governor's Mansion.
- Marialice Shary Shivers was a member of the Settlement Club, Junior Helping Hand, Austin Symphony League, McAllen Junior Service League and Board of Directors of Laguna Gloria. Mrs. Shivers presented her inaugural ball gown to the collection.
The inaugural ball gown is made of heavy white satin on princess lines with a bell-shaped skirt and a beaded strapless bodice with a beautiful neckline.
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