Alice Marie Marinos

Alice Rowe Marinos, 80, joined our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in His Heavenly garden above on May 31, 2019. Family and friends surrounded her as she peacefully concluded her courageous battle with cancer.
Alice enjoyed life in all she did. She touched everything and everyone with her style, grace, and effervescent personality. She never met a stranger. Passing on her tradition of family and love was an important gift she bestowed on her children and grandchildren. Alice taught them to care for others daily in her many examples of how she treated others: of opening her home up to friends and family and always having room at the table for someone who didn’t have a place to go for the holiday.
Born on October 24, 1938, Alice lived in Detroit, Michigan. The daughter of Paul and Elsie (LaParche) Rowe, was preceded in death by her son Eric Messer, her parents and siblings John (Jack) Rowe and Jane (Rowe) Clements. She is survived by her loving husband Elias (Lou) Marinos, her sisters Millicent Mank, Helen Arnoldi and Kathrine Berger, her daughter and husband Allison (Messer) and Henry Garcia and their daughters Trinity and Isabella, and her daughter Beverly Kerwin and her daughters and husbands Elizabeth and Mark, and Julia and Branden.
After graduating from Grosse Pointe High School, Alice took college classes at McComb Community College (Detroit) and the University of Houston. She and her husband Lou moved to the Clear Lake area from the Detroit in 1976. Alice quickly became involved in community affairs, including Lunar Rendezvous Organizational Liaison, Boat Parade Chairperson, Bay area Museum Silver Tea and Museum Ball Chairperson, and Fashion show Chairperson. Alice was a member of the Seabrook Long Term Planning Committee and Welcome Wagon Luncheon Chairperson.
For 27 years, Alice and husband Lou volunteered for the Clear Lake Mother’s Day Greek Festival benefitting their local area church, St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church. Alice and Lou are long time members of Lakewood Yacht Club where Alice served as President of their Ladies Association. Alice and Lou were Honored at the annual Good Skipper Gala for their support of the Boys and Girls Harbor of Houston. Alice was an avid Master Gardener and worked on the Cadillac Golf Tournament benefitting The National Kidney Foundation, Go Texas festivities, and a was a beloved member of her birthday club called Recherche.
Many hearts are breaking with the passing of the most beautiful, kind, loving and compassionate woman. May her example of graciousness continue to inspire us and the love she shared give us comfort, as we face a world without her…a world that is less bright.
Visitation and the Trisagion Church service will be held on June 5, 2019, from 4 PM to 6:00 PM at The Crowder Funeral Home, 111 E. Medical Blvd, Webster, TX. Following the Visitation and Service, all are invited to a reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Smith, starting at 6:30 PM.
Funeral services will be held at St. John The Theologian Greek Orthodox Church, 202 N. Walnut St., Webster, TX on June 7. 2019 at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you consider donations to the St. John The Theologian Church or for Sarcoma research at Md Anderson or the American Cancer Society.


  1. Dear Lou,

    Please accept my deepest sympathy on Alice’s death. I was devastated on Saturday morning when Vicky and Charles Brod called with the sad news.

    I remember fondly and like it was yesterday how Vicky, Alice and I would meet every Wednesday and drive into Houston to spend the day with each other and go to various museums, or shopping centers or just seeing the sights and then having lunch at one of Houston’s finest restaurants. It was always the highlight of my week.

    The first thing that I remember Alice telling me was that she was 5 feet 12 inches & that men are 6 feet. She had so much love and graciousness in her 5 foot 12 inch body, and I have cherished my memories and I will continue to do so of our many, many times together.

    Please know that you and all of Alice’s family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers as you face the coming days and weeks.

    In Christ’s love and sympathy,

    Anne Ten Eyck Carroll

    Anne Carroll
  2. Lou,
    I’m so sorry to learn of your loss. Alice was such an upbeat fun person. We got to arrange field trips for our fellow Master Gardeners together. I’ll try to be at the memorial tomorrow. My thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow.
    Jo McGinnis

    Jo McGinnis
  3. Lou and family,
    Alice was a joy to be around not only on our master gardeners’ field trips which she graciously helped plan, but while working our plant sales, and participating in other MG events. I am praying for God’s comfort, peace and strong strength for you all during this difficult time.

    Shirley Jackson
  4. Dear Lou and family,
    I always enjoyed the conversations with Alice, my fellow Master Gardener.
    Usually about roses and her favorite “Belinda’s Dream”. She opened her house and garden to the yearly Houston Rose Society tour. Everybody was amazed about her hospitality that day.
    I will miss her and think of her every time I am close to her house.
    Unser herzlichstes Beileid.
    Christa and Klaus Kaiser

    Christa Kaiser
  5. Dear Lou & Family,
    It was my great honor to know Alice as Mom to Allison & Nana to Trinity & Isabella. She was an amazing example of boundless love & gracious hospitality in those roles and throughout her entire life. Her love for you and for all her family lives on as her greatest legacy.
    My sincere apologies to not be with you to honor her.
    May Her Memory Be Eternal.
    Much love, Nancy Burris

    Nancy Burris
  6. We are so sorry for your loss. May her memory be eternal.

    Demos and Tanya Thanos
  7. Dear Lou, My deepest and most sincere condolences. I was so sad to hear the news about Alice, when Bunny called me today. I have so many wonderful memories of Alice. She was one of the first people I met when we moved to Grosse Pointe back in the 50’s. She and Bunny were “my group” along with a few others. Alice was special. A true friend, gracious, kind, and loving. I know she will be dearly missed, but how fortunate we all were to have known her. Treasure the memories. Keeping you and your family in my prayers at this difficult time.


    Cathe Brierly

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