Maisie Carter Cole, loving wife, mother, teacher, violinist, Shakespearean enthusiast and more, peacefully passed away at the age of 93 on April 15, 2021. Maisie Rosamond Carter was born on May 4, 1927 to Olga and Allan Carter in State College, PA and was raised in Lubbock, TX. She studied violin and enjoyed a lifelong love of classical music including joining the Houston Symphony in 1965.
Maisie received a bachelor’s degree in English from Texas Tech University in 1947, a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature from Radcliffe College in 1948 and studied Old English at Texas A&M University in the 1980’s. Maisie was teaching at the University of Missouri from 1948 to 1952 where she met the love of her life, V. William “Bill” Cole. They were married August 24, 1951 and resided in Columbia, MO until they moved to New York City for Bill’s residency. They moved to Houston in 1956 where they started their family. Their marriage was built on love, respect, learning and faith in God and they remained active in the Methodist community throughout the years.
A person of great spirit, compassion and devotion, Maisie exhibited these traits in her love of family and all she accomplished. She is survived by her four children and their families. Her favorite quote is from the play OUR TOWN: “Oh, earth, you're too wonderful for anybody to realize you. Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it -- every, every minute?”
Maisie was preceded in death by her husband V. William Cole MD. She is survived by her 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson: Jacqueline Cole Wheeler, PhD and husband Keith and their children, Kristina Ann and Korey; Richard Warren Cole, PhD and wife Laura and their children Aaron Alan and Alisa Jordan; Shelley G. Cole MD and her children Brian Royce Giebel DO and wife Avery and Kristen Renee Giebel; Peter Allan Cole and wife Linda, and their children, Carter Layne and wife Jodi and son Seth, and Mitchell Allan and wife Maggie Cole DPT.
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