Maurie Vogelsong

Maurie Vogelsong, 68, of Iola, passed away Tuesday November 8, 2016. Friends are invited to a visitation with refreshments from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, November 13, 2016, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center in Bryan, Texas. A graveside ceremony honoring Maurie will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, November 14, at the College Station Memorial Cemetery. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers of Bryan College Station.

Maurie was born June 24, 1948 in Quincy, Illinois, to Maurice and Estelle Harding. She attended Quincy College, the University of Houston, and graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center.  She dedicated her life to others as a Respiratory Therapist at Hermann Hospital for over 22 years and held several administrative roles. She proudly finished her career at the Department of Graduate Studies at Texas A&M University.  Maurie loved being outdoors and anything gardening.  She was quick-witted and funny and lovingly referred to by her friends as “The Queen” and her grandchildren as TGITW (The Gramma In The Woods).

She was preceded in death by her sister Sharon Holthaus, and her parents.

Survivors include her long time friend Howard Francis, of Iola; daughters, Shay Tidwell and Linda Francis; son, John Francis and wife Tracy; grandchildren, Coleton, Braydon, and Mikayla Tidwell; niece, Vicki Franzen; and nephew, Steve Bush.

In lieu of flowers please consider donations in Maurie’s memory to help benefit breast cancer research to Pink Alliance, P.O Box 6373, Bryan, TX 77805.



  1. Howard, we’re sorry to hear about Maurie. We hope that you take comfort in knowing that she’s resting peacefully. We gladly made a donation to the Pink Alliance in her name. Take care friend – we hope to see you soon.
    Your KY family: The Hoerlein’s: Mike, Kimberly & Brooke

  2. Shay, Howard and family,
    The Queen is whole again hanging out in the heavens. Your SA family loves you dearly. Maurie is a true blessing to all who met her. RIP Maury. We’ll meet again in the heavens one day.

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