Board of Trustees

NELSON E. CLAYTOR Ph.D.

CHAIR

MIKE R. MARTINEZ

INTERIM SECRETARY

CHAIR, DEVELOPMENT STEERING COMMITTEE

BARBARA JORDAN 

TREASURER

CHAIR, FINANCE COMMITTEE

RYAN A. KRAUSE Ph.D.

CHAIR, GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

JILL FISCHER

CHAIR EMERITA

 

ROBERT S. CAPPER MD

LEE B. FREESE

EMERITUS TRUSTEES

DAVID G. BUCHER

 

JUANA ROSA DANIELL

NICOLETTE DUVALL

 

KENNY FISCHER

 

JOHN FORESTNER MD

 

JENNIFER GOLDBERG

 

ROBERT L. JAMESON

JOSEPH D. LESLEY

KRISTEN LINDSAY

BOND MALONE

 

GUY V. MANNING

 

Col. WILLIAM A. MASSAD Ret.

MARY B. PENCIS

KATHERINE POLENZ

 

VERNON E. REW, JR.

 

ED SCHOLLMAIER

HAYNE SHUMATE

 

JOHN O. SUTTON JR.

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It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart that we announce that our dear friend, lifelong opera lover, angel investor, and Fort Worth Opera Emeritus Trustee, Louise B. Carvey, passed away on Sunday, January 31. 

 

Mrs. Carvey married her husband Frank Carvey in 1944 in New York City at the Little Church Around the Corner and moved to Fort Worth shortly thereafter, where he managed the restaurant and concessions for the city's Texas and Pacific Station. Upon joining First United Methodist Church, Mrs. Carvey met FWO founder Betty Berry Spain. She became a member of the Fort Worth Opera Chorus for a few years after its inception. For over seven decades, Mrs. Carvey never left the FWO family and continued to share her passion for classical music with her children, taking them to see seasonal performances. She gave back to her community each year as a proud member of the Fort Worth Opera Board of Trustees and the Foundation Board's first chair for United Community Centers. 

Growing up as a cowgirl on a ranch in the Panhandle of Texas, herding cattle was a passion of Mrs. Carvey. Still, music played a prominent role in her life from an early age, and her mother would gather the family around the piano each evening and play for them as they sang together. She minored in voice performance, majored in speech and drama at Southwestern University, and studied with TCU voice professor, Mr. Arthur Faguy-Cote. Fort Worth Opera, United Community Centers Foundation, Inc., and enriching children's lives were all things she cared deeply about throughout her life here in Fort Worth. 

 

We extend our deepest condolences to Mrs. Carvey’s family and her loved ones. She will truly be missed by us all.