TRABUE, Mary Hamilton Died on August 9, at the age of 96. Born on December 18, 1916, she was the daughter of Edward Hamilton and Theresa Henderson Hamilton. In July 1936, she married Charles C. Trabue, Jr., and they were married for 66 years until his death in 2002. Although a native Nashvillian who loved to say she had never lived more than five miles from where she was born, she became a world traveler. She was a member of the Colonial Dames, the Junior League and the Friday Literary Club. She served as the President of the Board of Directors of the Girl Scout Council of Nashville and Davidson County from 1951-1956. In later years, she continued to serve on boards and chaired several committees for the Girl Scouts. She enjoyed the outdoors, picnics, hiking, swimming, canoeing and tennis. She was also an avid bridge player and was a Life Master. She loved planning entertainments for her many dear friends, such as weekends at her mountain retreat in Beersheba Springs, TN, her favorite place. She was interested in culture, art history, and creating beauty and harmony in her environment. Flower arranging using wild and garden flowers was a specialty of hers. She created arrangements for her home, as well as for the parties, and even weddings of her friends. Most of all, she loved her family, and took her children and grandchildren along on many journeys, creating lasting memories. She is survived by her four children: Julia Trabue Sanz (Carlos), Mary Trabue Meyer, Charles C. Trabue III and Anthony D. Trabue (Mona); her eleven grandchildren: Clay Trabue (Elizabeth), Beth Trabue Gorham (Marty), Will Meyer (Kerstin), Molly Meyer Spessard (Mike Upchurch), Chris Trabue (Helen), Susanna Trabue, Will Trabue, Betsy Trabue, Joanna Trabue Haecker (Kevin), Tom Trabue and Sam Trabue; and her ten great- grandchildren: Claire and Quinn Trabue, Lilly and William Meyer, Woods and Julia Spessard, Calin Trabue, Martin and Charlie Gorham, and Liam Trabue. A Memorial service will be held August 31 at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 105 Westpark Drive, Brentwood TN 37027 or to a
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Published in The Tennessean on Aug. 14, 2013
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