06/05/05 — CAROLINE T. ROUSE

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GREENVILLE -- Caroline Trenholm Rouse, 91, of Cypress Glen, died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at Pitt Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Rouse was born in Camden, S.C., to the late John and Helen Trenholm.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Rouse; and a sister, Sue T. Gardner.

Mrs. Rouse is survived by a brother, John B. Trenholm Jr. of Dayton, Ohio; four nephews, James C. Gardner and John G. Gardner of Rocky Mount, Fred C. Gardner of Raleigh and John B. Trenholm III of Fort Wright, Ky.; along with many great nieces, nephews and dear friends.

After her husband's death, Mrs. Rouse moved from her home of 60 years in LaGrange to Cypress Glen Retirement Center. As a music graduate of Women's College (now UNC-G), she immediately began to use her musical gifts at Cypress Glen. She joined the choir, played for the chapel services and later became the music director of the choir, which she worked at faithfully.

Mrs. Rouse was a piano teacher for many years and was amused and happy to find some of her former students as residents at Cypress Glen. Prior to moving to Cypress Glen, Mrs. Rouse was a faithful member of the LaGrange United Methodist Church where she served as organist for over 50 years. Mrs. Rouse taught music in the Lenoir County Public Schools for many years while assisting her husband in the family business, Rouse Funeral Home. Following her retirement from teaching, she served as secretary-treasurer for Rouse Funeral Home.

A committal service will be held Monday, June 6, 2005, at 11 a.m. from Fairview Cemetery, LaGrange. A service to celebrate Mrs. Rouse's life will be held Monday at 3 p.m. from Cypress Glen Retirement Center. The family will receive friends following both services Monday.

Memorials may be made to Cypress Glen Retirement Center, 100 Hickory Street, Greenville, N.C., 27834, or LaGrange United Methodist Church, 213 South Caswell Street, LaGrange, N.C., 28551.

Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, LaGrange.

(Written & Paid by the Family)

Published in Obituaries on June 5, 2005 8:59 AM