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Celebrating the life of
Elizabeth Anne Sauer
Passed away on February 15, 2014
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Reception
  • 6:00pm - Monday, February 24, 2014
  • St Anne\'s St. Basil\'s Hall
  • 2140 Westheimer Road (Map)
    Houston, Texas 77098

  • Requiem Mass
  • 5:00pm - Monday, February 24, 2014

To Ralph and Marjo, Henry and Judy, my heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of the family. Our Blessed Lord and all of the Heavenly Hosts were waiting for Betsy and I am certain she received a glorious welcome !

Carolyn Miller, georgetown, TX

Besty was the sister I never had..She was always there for me no matter what I was going through.She will be greatly missed by me and all of her family and friends. John Daugherty

John Daugherty, Houston, Tx

Betsy will be missed so much by so very many. I will fondly remember her with her contagious laugh and her beautiful singing voice. Her talents were many and her heart bigger than Dallas. Rest in peace my beautiful friend.

John McCarthy, Houston, TX

Betsy was a class act through and through and loved and respected by all that were so lucky to have crossed her path in this life. There will be a deep hole in many hearts with her passing.This is a beautiful tribute. She used her life well. I'm sure when she crossed she heard the words "Well done, faithful servant." Nina Ambrosino

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Mary Gay has said it perfectly.

Toey Russell Doucette, Houston, tx

I am so saddened and shocked at the passing of my precious friend, Betsy. I can't even imagine life on the this earth without her. ALWAYS there to help each of us; so giving, so thoughtful, so much fun to be with; so caring. Betsy has been the anchor that has kept so many of us, from our high school days, together. I will miss her like crazy and life will never be the same without her.

Mary Gay Caven Merritt, Dallas, TX

Elizabeth Anne Sauer, 70, passed away peacefully at home on February 15, 2014.
Betsy was preceded in death by her parents, Henry A. and Kathryn Hanrahan Sauer, by her brother, William G. Sauer, and nephew Thomas Green Sauer.
She is survived by her two brothers: Ralph Sauer and wife Marjo and Henry Sauer, Jr. and wife Judy. She is also survived by eleven nieces and nephews whom she loved deeply and unconditionally, and to whom she provided caring and comfort in times of joy and heartache: Elizabeth Sauer and husband Johnny Blanchard, Ralph Sauer, Jr. and wife Monticia, Mary Sauer and husband John Willrodt, Stephen Sauer and wife Kelley, Margaret Sauer, Susan Sauer and husband Brian Welch, Sharon Sauer, Brian Sauer and wife Stephanie, Ellen Sauer, Cassie Sauer and her partner Lisa Schaible, Henry Sauer, III and wife Mary Kessler. She was also a doting great-aunt to seventeen great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to her loving family, Betsy also leaves behind a myriad of friends who loved her dearly and who will miss her greatly.
Betsy graduated from St. Anne Catholic School and Lamar High School. She attended Camp Waldemar where she served in several leadership positions. Betsy continued her education at her beloved University of Texas at Austin where she was one of only two women in her graduation class receiving business degrees. Betsy was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.
An extraordinarily generous woman, she contributed her time, business acumen, energy, and resources to numerous charitable causes. Among the organizations closest to her heart were The Brookwood Community, St. Dominic’s Village, Dillon House, The Junior League of Houston, Inc., and St. Anne Catholic Church and School. In her role as a community volunteer, she was as comfortable serving those in need as she was chairing a black tie gala.
She was also selfless in making herself available for family members and friends. She was often the first to arrive and the last to leave in times of need.
Betsy was a faithful Catholic, fiercely loyal to the Church. She was a life-long member of St. Anne Catholic Church where she played an integral role in numerous aspects of the life of the church and parish. Over the last twenty-five years, she was pivotal to major renovations, additions, and restorations at St. Anne’s, always at home behind a drafting table or in a hard hat. She worked tirelessly to make St. Anne’s an enduring worshipful space, dedicated to the glory of God. One Pastor was quoted as saying, “If there is something beautiful here, Betsy probably did it.”
A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at five o’clock in the afternoon on Monday, February 24, 2014 at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2140 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas. Immediately following, there will be a reception in St. Basil’s Hall. A private family burial will take place at Forest Park Lawndale at another time.
In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in Betsy’s memory may be made to The Brookwood Community, 1752 FM 1489 Road, Brookshire, Texas 77423, St. Anne Catholic School Foundation, 2140 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77098, or the charity of one’s choice.

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To Ralph and Marjo, Henry and Judy, my heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of the family. Our Blessed Lord and all of the Heavenly Hosts were waiting for Betsy and I am certain she received a glorious welcome !

Carolyn Miller, georgetown, TX

Besty was the sister I never had..She was always there for me no matter what I was going through.She will be greatly missed by me and all of her family and friends. John Daugherty

John Daugherty, Houston, Tx

Betsy will be missed so much by so very many. I will fondly remember her with her contagious laugh and her beautiful singing voice. Her talents were many and her heart bigger than Dallas. Rest in peace my beautiful friend.

John McCarthy, Houston, TX

Candle tribute lit by Pat & Earl Dahlquist — Texas

Betsy was a class act through and through and loved and respected by all that were so lucky to have crossed her path in this life. There will be a deep hole in many hearts with her passing.This is a beautiful tribute. She used her life well. I'm sure when she crossed she heard the words "Well done, faithful servant." Nina Ambrosino

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Candle tribute lit by Sue Howell Bain — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Toey Doucette — Texas

Candle tribute lit by LeRoy Johnson — Texas

Candle tribute lit by MG — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Mike & Mary Lou Hall & Family — Colorado

Candle tribute lit by Holly and Mike Garner — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Blanche Morello — Texas

Mary Gay has said it perfectly.

Toey Russell Doucette, Houston, tx

I am so saddened and shocked at the passing of my precious friend, Betsy. I can't even imagine life on the this earth without her. ALWAYS there to help each of us; so giving, so thoughtful, so much fun to be with; so caring. Betsy has been the anchor that has kept so many of us, from our high school days, together. I will miss her like crazy and life will never be the same without her.

Mary Gay Caven Merritt, Dallas, TX


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