Rosalie Halbouty Maye

September 16, 1922October 27, 2013

Rosalie Halbouty Maye was born on September 16, 1922 and passed away on October 27, 2013 in Houston, TX.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 30, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 1, 2013

Rosalie Halbouty Maye

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November 18, 2013

To all who are wondering why I have two entries: I am technically-challenged and didn't see my first entry, so I wrote another one. I now realize that the entry does not show up until the computer has been turned off and rebooted. Sorry for the repetition.

Diane Mang Nizza

November 18, 2013

I had Ms. Halbouty for junior English at French High School in Beaumont. I thoroughly enjoyed her class. She was so eccentric, but had such a creative way of teaching grammar, something I love to this day. It was during her class, that we heard the Walter Cronkite announcement (the second of two heard that day) about the assassination of JFK. I will never forget that day, that place. On a happier note, I remember all of the lunch time chatter about the goings on in Ms. Halbouty's class. We had so much fun comparing our experiences. Yes, she was eccentric, awe-inspiring, and a legend in her time. I am grateful that I had her, in part because it was like a rite of passage of FHS student life.
Several years later, Ms. Halbouty Maye and I were colleagues at the same high school in Spring Branch. I was able to express my gratitude to her for all she did to make me a better English grammar student.

Diane Mang Nizza

November 17, 2013

I was in Ms. Halbouty's junior English class at French High School. It was in her class that JFK's death was announced, so I can never forget her class. She was an eccentric lady, a legend in her time, and a wonderful teacher of grammar, something I also love. She had creative ways of explaining parts of the sentence and passive and active voice. I will never forget some of the funny anecdotes about her class that were shared at lunch time with my friends. Being in her English class was like a "rite of passage" for students at FHS.
I also taught with her for one year in Spring Branch ISD, so I had a chance to tell her how she helped me with the English language.

Madeline Lutz-Morgan

November 7, 2013

There can be no "right" words to describe this teacher who was bigger than life in the lives of so many of her students. She scared me to death (at first), while I learned so much about teaching and language.Admiration for this vibrant soul is beyond measure.

Karen Knowles

November 7, 2013

Wow I am filled with so much emotion while reading all of these comments I wish my Aunt could know how much she was loved and appreciated I loved my Aunt she was a great Lady I appreciate all of the comments and will treasure the memories thank you all so much

David Holliday

November 3, 2013

My condolences to all her friends and family. she touched so many lives during her long life.

November 2, 2013

A very sweet and loving lady. I always
loved being in her company.
Dr Robert R Debes

Kathryn Hyden

November 1, 2013

Although I never met Rosalie, I heard many stories of Mrs. Maye "Aunt Rosalie" from my good friend and adopted Mom, Doris Halbouty Kondurous. May Mrs. Maye rest in peace. And Mom, I am sorry for the loss of your Aunt Rosalie, praying for you and the family.
Your adopted daughter,

Emily Franks

November 1, 2013

Sympathies to your family, Karen. Reading all the entries makes me realize what a wonderful teacher she was and how wonderful it would have been to know her in her element. I hope all goes well as you lay her to rest.

Judy Vieno

October 31, 2013

The only reason one might fail her class was because they didn't want to try. She worked very hard to be sure everyone learned. I feel so fortunate to have had her for a teacher -- she was the best!

Judy Vieno FHS '59