- Memorial Service
- 11:00am - Saturday, March 07, 2015
- Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
- 6221 Main Street (Map)
Houston, Texas 77030
I very much regret this huge loss and feeling the pain his family are going through, I want to share the hope that very soon "will be a resurrection from God", as the Bible tells us in Acts 24:15. Courage and strength to all your family at this painful time. www.JW.org
—Gerardo, Kissimmee, FL
Katherine “Anne” Selby Von Oehsen
1932 – 2015
Katherine “Anne” Selby Von Oehsen passed away peacefully February 28, 2015 after losing her courageous fight with lung cancer and dementia.
Born in Flushing, New York on May 4, 1932 to Eloise and Earle Selby, Anne earned the nickname “Joe Louis” as a young child and never lost that fighting spirit. After graduating from The College of New Rochelle, she married Arthur Charles Von Oehsen in 1954 and they raised four children in Westbury and Katonah, New York. She earned a master degree in Counseling from the University of Bridgeport in 1978 and worked as a Guidance Counselor at Hendrick Hudson High School in Montrose, New York for many years.
After “retiring” in 1994, Anne fulfilled one of her many dreams, opening a collectables shop, Decades, with her husband, Art, in Piermont, New York. They moved to Houston in 2003 to be closer to family and made a new life here. She became very involved in Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, where she was a member of the Monday Spirituality Group, St. Andrew’s Kitchen Guild, Bible Study and a volunteer in the Gathering. In addition, she enjoyed volunteering weekly to sing show tunes for residents at Seven Acres nursing home.
Over the last 18 months, Anne resided at Barton House assisted living where she delighted staff and residents alike with her gregarious, creative and vibrant ways—traits she exhibited throughout this final stage of her life. She continued to enjoy singing, painting, performing and being the life of the party.
She leaves behind her sister, Mary Selby Ferrari of Rye, New York, her four adult children and their families: Suzy, Bob, Colin, Jennifer and Megan LaForge of Houston, Texas; Mary Beth, Bill, Selby and Haley Jenkins of Denver, Colorado; Katie and Rebecca Strong of Redding, Connecticut; Stephen, Cindy, Stender, Evan and Lucas Von Oehsen of Parkland, Florida; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, 6221 Main, Houston, TX 77030 on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11AM with a reception following in Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Memorial Fund at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church (6221 Main, Houston, TX 77030) or Barton House – Anne Von Oehsen Music & Art Activity Fund (2229 Williams Trace Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77478).