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Marie Louise Cole

FORT WORTH — Marie Louise Cole, a retired homemaker and longtime volunteer, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the age of 92.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 917 Lamar St., where she was a member. Interment: She has been laid to rest in Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Memorials: May be made to Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains or Botanical Research Institute of Texas.
Mrs. Cole was born in New Orleans, La., and moved to Fort Worth in 1947.
She volunteered in several community organizations, including Women of Rotary, Proyecto Huasteco Inc., S.A., Fort Worth Nature Center, Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains and Botanical Research Institute of Texas. Mrs. Cole was also a member of Phi Mu sorority.
Survivors: Brother, Thomas O. Wakeman of Starkville, Miss.; daughters, Pat Maynard of Longmont, Colo., Cathy Elder of Springfield, Va., and Liz Marascio of Tucson, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

BROWN, OWENS & BRUMLEY
Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

Condolence Messages

  1. Carolyn Kilgo Weinman

    Marie Louis was an amazing woman. I met her through training at Circle T many years ago. I later came on staff and saw her many times throughout the years. Always a special lady.

  2. Bette Mumdine

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Marie Louise for many years. She was an incredible woman, and will never be forgotten. Her years of volunteerism made her a special lady. Rest in peace, Marie L….you lead a full life!

  3. Carolyn Martchenke

    My goodness. I knew Mary Louise for 50 years ….. ever since I moved to Fort Worth to work for the Girl Scouts.
    She was the ultimate “Southern Lady.” On the other hand, I think of her going hiking and camping everywhere.
    May She Rest In Peace!

  4. I have many memories of Marie Louise as she shared knowledge with the Women In Nature (WIN) backpacking group. We would meet at the house with ML and Bob showing us their equipment and sharing their adventures. We then had adventures of our own. ML joined us for a rim-to-rim hike of the Grand Canyon and a GRAND time it was. My mom walked with ML and Jaquita every morning for several years.

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