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In Memory of

Esther Henrietta Marose

August 24, 1909 - April 1, 2015

Obituary


Esther Henrietta Louise Marose was born August 24, 1909 to Charles and Emma (Kopitke) Marose in Houston, Texas and died April 1, 2015 in Houston, Texas at the age of 105. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas on January 9, 1910 by Rev. J.W. Behnken. She confirmed her faith before Rev. J.W. Behnken at Trinity Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas on March 25, 1923. Her confirmation verse was "Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life." Rev. 2:10.
Esther was the 7th of nine children. The...

Esther Henrietta Louise Marose was born August 24, 1909 to Charles and Emma (Kopitke) Marose in Houston, Texas and died April 1, 2015 in Houston, Texas at the age of 105. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas on January 9, 1910 by Rev. J.W. Behnken. She confirmed her faith before Rev. J.W. Behnken at Trinity Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas on March 25, 1923. Her confirmation verse was "Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life." Rev. 2:10.
Esther was the 7th of nine children. The family moved to the St. Louis area after Esther was confirmed. At age fifteen she began working as a telephone operator. Esther and her older sister Clara moved to Mercedes, TX where they spent six years working for the Rio Grande Valley Telephone Co. She taught Sunday School in St. Louis and Mercedes. She participated in Jr. Walther League. Clara and Esther moved back to Houston in 1942. Esther retired in 1974 from the Union Pacific Railroad as "chief telephone operator" having thirty-two and one-half years of service.
Esther and her sister Clara enjoyed attending conventions and traveling to many states, to Canada, the Caribbean, Hawaii and several European countries. Esther and Clara sang many years in the Senior Choir at Trinity. Esther faithfully attended Bible class and worship services, with Sundays being the "highlight of her week". After retiring, Esther spent hours in private devotion and prayer, making lists for those to be remembered in prayer and copying Scriptures. Esther was a member of the Ladies Circle, Friendly Folks and the 39 Club at Trinity. Although volunteering years prior, in 1973, Clara and Esther began a twenty year "career" of volunteering at Diagnostic Center Hospital that culminated in their receiving the 1993 Mayor's Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in the Health category.
Clara and Esther lived in a duplex in the Heights for over fifty years traveling throughout the city by bus. After Clara died in 1998, members of Trinity became her "family". Esther moved to Heights Tower in 2004 where the residents became her second "family". She dearly loved being a part of that community and she was an inspiration to the residents as well.
Esther is survived by niece, Ruth (Bartling) Russell of Hobbs, New Mexico, numerous grand nieces and nephews and friends.
In lieu of floral tributes, Esther may be remembered by gifts to the Mighty Acts capital campaign of Trinity Lutheran Church, 800 Houston Avenue, Houston, TX 77007.
Burial will take place at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, 500 Sawyer St. immediately following the funeral service.