October 9, 1951 – January 13, 2020
Maryellen Carew of Conroe, Texas (formerly of Killeen, Texas), born on October 9th, 1951, passed away on January 13th, 2020, at the age of 68 after a short but courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her husband and three children.
Maryellen was a lifelong military wife and military mother who enjoyed traveling the world and the country to visit her children wherever they happened to live at the time. She had many life-long friends and filled the role of caretaker for anybody that was in need. She was most passionate about being a mother and grandmother and would drop whatever she was doing to get on a plane or drive across the country and take care of her family, no matter where they lived to help set up houses, watch dogs, take care of grandchildren, whatever was needed. She loved every minute of it and never complained.
Although Maryellen was born in Brooklyn, New York, she considered Texas to be her home. She lived in Killeen, Texas for over 25 years and Conroe, Texas for over 10 years.
Maryellen is preceded in death by her parents James and Alice McGough and is survived by her husband of 48 years John Carew, her sons John Jr. (Diana) Carew of Moore, Oklahoma and James (Jennifer) Carew of Medford, Massachusetts, her daughter Allison (Chris) Port of Woodbridge, Virginia, her granddaughters Bailey Carew and Ella Port, her grandsons Colin Carew and Sebastian Moreno, her sister Alice DePietro, brother Joseph McGough and many family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
Visitation will be held at Cashner Funeral Home, in Conroe, Texas on Thursday, January 16, 2020, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm with rosary starting at 7:00pm.
Funeral service will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Conroe, Texas on Friday, January 17, 2020, at 10:00am. There will be no interment after service.
To leave condolences for the family, please go to cashnerconroe.com
- John Carew, Loving husband of 48 years
- John Carew Jr. and wife Diana, Son and Daughter-in-law
- James Carew and wife Jennifer, Son and Daughter-in-law
- Allison Port and husband Chris, Daughter and Son-in-law
- Bailey Carew, Granddaughter
- Ella Port, Granddaughter
- Colin Carew, Grandson
- Sabastian Moreno, Grandson
- Alice DePietro, Sister
- Joseph McGough, Brother
- James and Alice McGough, Parents (deceased)
- Numerous other relatives and a host of friends.
- John Carew Jr.
- James Carew
- Joseph McGough
- Christopher Port
- Bernard Penland
- John O'Leary
- Joseph O'Leary
- Moises Rubalcava
- American Cancer Society
- Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020
- Rosary Thursday, January 16, 2020
- Celebration of Life and Funeral Mass Friday, January 17, 2020
January 15, 2020
When I think back, Maryellen was like a second mom to me. For some years Allison and I were inseparable. She always had a smile and I loved to hear her laugh. The last time I saw her, and the family, was some years ago, when my little family and I was invited over for Christmas while they still lived in Killeen. Being together like that, made me think of growing up all over again. Whenever I think back on those memories, there is always a smile on my face. She will be greatly missed. I send my love and prays to the whole family.
My parents, Glenn and Snezana (Taunya) Barton, also send their love and condolences. They wish they could be there during this time of grief. My mom has a very heavy heart knowing her friend of roughly 39 years is gone. She will be missed so very much.
January 15, 2020
Maryellen was not just a sister-in-law, she was my sister and I love her dearly. She was so wonderful and her smile was so sweet and warming. I will miss her forevermore!
January 14, 2020
Maryellen was my friend for over 30 years. I will miss her so very
much. She was a very loving and caring women. She loved her family so very much, especially her Grandchildren . My heart goes out to her family in their loss. May God look over you all.
Eddie, Connie Curtis & Family