Mary Lou Kelso loves nothing better than giving back to her community and supporting children in the community. Her late husband of 42 years was a UTMB researcher and they have two daughters, Amy and Jennifer, a son-in-law Rob and two grandchildren, Cate and Andrew. In honor of her husband, there home was featured on Clean Galveston’s Back Garden Tour in 2011. She is president of The Friends of Moody Gardens and hosts trips such as the City to the Aquarium, the Rainforest and many others for area school classes. They have a Gala each year to help fund this educational opportunity, along with hosting a reception for the children. Additionally, she has initiated the Junior Master Gardener Program at Oppe Elementary where she worked for many years before retiring. She is a Master Gardener volunteer, part of the Oleander Society and sits on the Children and Youth Board for Galveston. She loves meeting enthusiastic friends who love to garden, support their community and make Galveston a better place to live!