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Celebrating the life of
Noelie Romero Holtz
January 28, 1910 - April 10, 2016
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Visitation
  • 5:00pm - Sunday, April 17, 2016
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066
  • Rosary
  • 6:30pm - Sunday, April 17, 2016
  • Bradshaw Carter
  • 1734 W Alabama St (Map)
    Houston, Tx 77098

  • (713) 521-0066
  • Funeral mass
  • 10:00am - Monday, April 18, 2016
  • St. Michael Catholic Church
  • 1801 Sage Rd. (Map)
    Houston, TX 77056

  • 713-621-4370
  • Reception
  • 11:00am - Monday, April 18, 2016
  • St. Michael Catholic Church
  • 1801 Sage Rd. (Map)
    Houston, TX 77056

  • 713-621-4370
  • Burial
  • 12:30pm - Monday, April 18, 2016
  • Forest Park Lawndale
  • 6900 Lawndale Street (Map)
    Houston, Texas 77023

I am very sorry to miss the celebration of Aunt Noel's life today - I am away. Sending heartfelt joy in her memory to all in the family. What a life to admire. What a smile. What a wit and what a dear family member she will always be. I looked up to her the day I met her and was forever pleased to see her at any family event she graced. God gave her many extra years to share with all - and very good ones too. Barbara

Barbara Wolf, Houston, Tx

My Mother, Juanita Stevens Heye who died in 2007 at 100 years old held Noelie in such high esteem. She thought Noel and Dees Duggin the dearest of family friends. Hopefully they are all up in heaven with Lois Stevens and Jessie Stevens Nicholas having a wonderful time. My love and prayers, Janice Heye Payer

(Stevens,Heye), Janice Heye Payer, San Antonio, Texas

I was so sorry to hear of death of Noelle. She was scheduled to visit St. Agnes last week and we were so excited. She was our oldest alum. What an amazing life she has led. I have a copy of her biography. I know she is resting in the arms of the Good Shepherd. You have my love, prayers and deepest sympathy. Blessings and love, Sister Jane

Sister Jane Meyer, Houston, TX

Noelie was a close and beloved friend of my aunt, Lois Stevens Wood, as well as my grandmother and other family members. As a young girl, I remember how pretty, vivacious and full of spunk she was and and kept those mannerisms all her life. She and her sister, "Dees", were particularly kind to my grandmother in her later years, as well as my Aunt Lois as her health failed. I send my love and condolences to all of you . Harriet Wolda

Harriet Nicholas Wolda, Sugar Land, Texas

Noelie was a close and beloved friend of my aunt, Lois Stevens Wood, as well as my grandmother and other family members. As a young girl, I remember how pretty, vivacious and full of spunk she was and and kept those mannerisms all her life. She and her sister, "Dees", were particularly kind to my grandmother in her later years, as well as my Aunt Lois as her health failed. I send my love and condolences to all of you . Harriet Wolda

Harriet Nicholas Wolda, Sugar Land, Texas

I worked for Mrs Holtz for over 30 plus years. She was truly an angel me and my children loved her. She will be forever in our hearts. It was a blessing to know her and to know her is to love her. She was an amazing loving and caring person. Family I love you all and will keep you all in my prayers. She is now in God's Care.

Beatrice Noel , Houston , Tx

Noelie was dearly loved by my sister Anna Marie duPerier and all the members of our duPerier family. I was the youngest member and can remember looking up to Noelie and admiring everything about her. I know she is happily celebrating her new home with God, family and friends. She will forever remain dear in our hearts.

Myrtle duPerier Watkins, Carrollton, TX

We were saddened to learn of Noelie's death. We were blessed to have known her. Now she is with all of the family whom she loved so dearly. And, perhaps she will finally learn all of the mysteries of our family which she sought so lovingly.

Jim and Mary Anne duPerier Gilbert, Carrollton, Texas

On April 10, 2016, “Aunt Noel” passed away at 106 years of age in her home, surrounded by loved ones. She was born January 28, 1910 in New Iberia, Louisiana. Her family moved to Houston in 1919 where she enrolled in St. Agnes Academy. After graduation, she attended Rice University receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1930 and continued with one year of post-graduate studies. An avid reader and lifelong student of history, she valued her education in the liberal arts and helped instill a love of learning in all those who had the privilege to be mentored by her.
Noel was very interested in real estate for most of her life. Some of her other passions included music, literature, ballroom dancing and the arts. As an early Precinct Chairman of the Harris County Republican Party, she was dedicated to preserving the principles of America’s Founding Fathers and instilling them in the coming generations. Noel was a lifelong, devoted member of the Holy Roman Catholic Church. She lived a life centered on Christ, beginning each morning in prayer.
A love of life, family and faith motivated all Aunt Noel did. “You can’t do anything better than to love,” she recently said. Her joie de vivre was contagious. She spread joy, gratitude and generosity everywhere she went and to everyone blessed by her love and loyalty.
Noel was preceded in death by her sister, Mercedes Romero Duggan, and her brother, Archer Romero. Aunt Noel is survived by her beloved cousins; her great-great nieces and nephews; her great niece and nephews; her two nieces, Ann Duggan O’Rourke, and Noelie Duggan Pfeffer (Sissy) and her husband, Adolph Anthony Pfeffer, Jr. (Bubba); and her longtime assistant and devoted friend – “a real trooper”, Beatrice Noel.
A visitation will be held at Bradshaw Carter Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 17th with the Vigil Service and Rosary at 6:30 p.m. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered at St. Michael Catholic Church at 1801 Sage Road at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 18th with a reception immediately following in the Parish Life Center. The Rite of Committal will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.
The family would like to thank all the priests, caregivers, nurses and doctors who lovingly cared for Aunt Noel in the final years and, especially, the final weeks of her life here on earth.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Magnificat House at P.O. Box 8486, Houston, TX 77288 or to a charity of your choice. Aunt Noel was dear friends with the founder of Magnificat House, Rosemary Badami, who Noel called "a living saint if there ever was one." She was a devoted supporter of the important mission of Magnificat House and all they do to help people rebuild their lives. Having supported some of her loved ones through their personal struggles, Noel knew firsthand the difference that loving support can make.

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I am very sorry to miss the celebration of Aunt Noel's life today - I am away. Sending heartfelt joy in her memory to all in the family. What a life to admire. What a smile. What a wit and what a dear family member she will always be. I looked up to her the day I met her and was forever pleased to see her at any family event she graced. God gave her many extra years to share with all - and very good ones too. Barbara

Barbara Wolf, Houston, Tx

My Mother, Juanita Stevens Heye who died in 2007 at 100 years old held Noelie in such high esteem. She thought Noel and Dees Duggin the dearest of family friends. Hopefully they are all up in heaven with Lois Stevens and Jessie Stevens Nicholas having a wonderful time. My love and prayers, Janice Heye Payer

(Stevens,Heye), Janice Heye Payer, San Antonio, Texas

I was so sorry to hear of death of Noelle. She was scheduled to visit St. Agnes last week and we were so excited. She was our oldest alum. What an amazing life she has led. I have a copy of her biography. I know she is resting in the arms of the Good Shepherd. You have my love, prayers and deepest sympathy. Blessings and love, Sister Jane

Sister Jane Meyer, Houston, TX

Noelie was a close and beloved friend of my aunt, Lois Stevens Wood, as well as my grandmother and other family members. As a young girl, I remember how pretty, vivacious and full of spunk she was and and kept those mannerisms all her life. She and her sister, "Dees", were particularly kind to my grandmother in her later years, as well as my Aunt Lois as her health failed. I send my love and condolences to all of you . Harriet Wolda

Harriet Nicholas Wolda, Sugar Land, Texas

Noelie was a close and beloved friend of my aunt, Lois Stevens Wood, as well as my grandmother and other family members. As a young girl, I remember how pretty, vivacious and full of spunk she was and and kept those mannerisms all her life. She and her sister, "Dees", were particularly kind to my grandmother in her later years, as well as my Aunt Lois as her health failed. I send my love and condolences to all of you . Harriet Wolda

Harriet Nicholas Wolda, Sugar Land, Texas

Candle tribute lit by Beatrice Noel — Texas

I worked for Mrs Holtz for over 30 plus years. She was truly an angel me and my children loved her. She will be forever in our hearts. It was a blessing to know her and to know her is to love her. She was an amazing loving and caring person. Family I love you all and will keep you all in my prayers. She is now in God's Care.

Beatrice Noel , Houston , Tx

Candle tribute lit by Linda McKnight — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Myrtle Watkins — Texas

Noelie was dearly loved by my sister Anna Marie duPerier and all the members of our duPerier family. I was the youngest member and can remember looking up to Noelie and admiring everything about her. I know she is happily celebrating her new home with God, family and friends. She will forever remain dear in our hearts.

Myrtle duPerier Watkins, Carrollton, TX

We were saddened to learn of Noelie's death. We were blessed to have known her. Now she is with all of the family whom she loved so dearly. And, perhaps she will finally learn all of the mysteries of our family which she sought so lovingly.

Jim and Mary Anne duPerier Gilbert, Carrollton, Texas


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