Fort Worth – Mary Elizabeth Rowley Trout Maupin passed received the promises of her Baptism Monday evening, March 21. She was 95. Family and friends will gather from 5 to 7 pm Monday in the Great Room at Robertson Mueller Harper. A Funeral Service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3621 Tulsa Way, with livestreaming at https://www.facebook.com/tlcfw/live or https://www.youtube.com/user/TLCFW/live. She will be laid to rest with her husband and son in Greenwood Memorial Park. Mary Elizabeth Rowley was born in Burlington, Iowa the daughter of Lillian and John Rowley. She graduated from Burlington High School and Junior College and assisted in a public school for one year. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran in Burlington and served as Director of Music at the age of 19. Mary married Roy Trout Jr. in 1947 and in 1950, they, along with their young son, Royce, moved to Fort Worth. Mary and Roy joined Trinity Lutheran Church that Easter. Following their first visit, Mary was asked to sing a solo the following Sunday, which started her over 50 years as a soloist at Trinity. Being very involved in the church, she directed the high school and senior choirs, taught at the Children’s Center and co-taught Sunday School classes with Roy. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University. With another two sons, Tad and Marc, she chose to stay home with the three boys, teaching a year of music at Holy Family Catholic School and occasionally substitute teaching. Mary’s vocal talent was well-known throughout her extensive career. As a soloist she sang at St. Andrews Episcopal Church for 5 years, Holy Family for 2 years, First Presbyterian Church for 15 years and occasionally substituted at the Jewish Synagogue. She was a member of Schola Cantorem, the Fort Worth Civic Opera, and Dallas Sweet Adeline’s. Mary served as Assistant Director for The Gold Tones and sang with them for over 20 years. She and Roy enjoyed travelling around the world in addition to annual family vacations in the summer. She journeyed many times to China with Roy for his business, which afforded her the opportunity to learn about the regional culture. One of her most memorable trips was to the Holy Land. She loved to play tennis, read, play in Bridge tournaments, dance and sing. As part of a sports-loving family, Mary learned to love baseball, football and golf, often attending games with her family or watching them participate. But her greatest pleasures were her family, singing, and enjoying all her friends. Mary Maupin was preceded in death by husbands, Roy Trout and Doran Maupin; son Marc Trout; sister Juanita Nee and husband, Kenneth; brother John Rowley and wife Mary; brother Charles Rowley and wife Eleanor; brother Guy Rowley and brother Thomas Rowley and wife Helen. In addition to her sons and their wives, Royce and Dana and Tad and Debbie ,Mary is survived by six grandchildren, Candice Nickelson, Scott Trout and his wife, Elizabeth, Jason Trout and his wife, Kristen, Matthew Trout and his wife, Katy, and Timothy Trout and his wife, Bekah; step grandchild, Jaris Lowery and her husband, Evan. She had 10 great grandchildren including, Heather Nickelson and her fiance’ Grady Bosley, Hillary Nickelson and her wife, Jessica Bass, Alex Trout, Elliot Trout, Reese Trout, Henry Trout, Tucker Trout, Mary Martin Trout, William Trout, and Barrett Lowery; and one great step-grandchild, Emmett Bass. She is also survived by her step children, Peggy Amaya, Kimberly Jody Maupin, John Maupin and Juli Johnson. The family also wishes to recognize Marty Rew, owner of Home Instead Senior Care who provided her wonderful caregivers, Martine Ndondera, and Linh Diep. In lieu of flowers, consideration of contributions to the Endowment Fund at Trinity Lutheran Church, in her memory, is suggested.
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