Obituary of Margaret Trow
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Margaret Loretta Culbreth Trow
February 20, 1932 – October 12, 2022
Margaret Loretta Culbreth Trow, age 90, passed peacefully into eternity on October 12, 2022 at
Appalachian Brian Estates in Boone, NC in the loving care of her daughters. She was born February 20,
1932 in Autryville, NC, the beloved and youngest of five children of Chellie and Ivey Culbreth.
Margaret accepted Jesus as her savior at twelve years old and raised her three girls to know the
importance of faith and church family.
After graduation from high school, Margaret moved to Washington D.C. for two years where she worked
for the FBI. Upon her return to North Carolina, she began her career in banking in the filing department
at First Citizens Bank in Fayetteville, NC. She retired in 1992 as a bank officer of First Citizens Bank in
Margaret was married to her devoted husband Sgt. Maj. Ret. Jack Benjamin Trow until his death in 2003.
They enjoyed golfing and playing bridge with their many friends over the years. As a military family they
were stationed in Fort Cambell, KY; Okinawa; and Fort Bragg, NC. Margaret and Jack moved to Blowing
Rock, NC in 1975 and to The Villages, FL in 1993.
Margaret made lasting friends wherever she lived and some of her best friends were made the final two
years of her life at Appalachian Brian Estates in Boone, NC.
Also in recent years, she and her daughters and grandson were honored to have lunch at the White
House in Washington, D.C. Although her husband Jack has already passed, his Special Forces Green
Beret was proudly displayed on the table.
Surviving to remember her long and happy life are her three daughters: Belinda Hancock (John Coyle) of
Boone, NC; Jennette Hancock of Boone, NC; and Jacqueline Wilson (Blake) of Clewiston. FL. She is also
survived by Max Schrum of Boone, the father of three of her grandchildren.
Also left to remember their dear grandmother are Michael Schrum (Maya) of Arlington, VA; Mary Neil
Spoelstra (Gerrit of Driggs, ID; Sabra Schrum of Bermuda Run, NC; Jacob Wilson (Emma Oleck) of New
York, NY; Sarah Blake Wilson of Clewiston, FL; and Zachariah Wilson of Brookings, SD.
She was blessed to have made happy memories with five great grandchildren: Isaiah Watson, Trucker
and Loretta Spoelstra, and Eshaan and Neela Schrum.
She is also survived by a number of beloved nieces, grand nieces and nephews and great grand nieces
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 2 P.M. at Boone United Methodist
Church. An hour-long visitation with the family will be held in the Chapel prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Margaret's memory to Oasis Watauga County, 225 Birch
Street Suite 4, Boone, NC, 28607 or online at oasisnc.org
Austin and Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements