Karen Kraemer Peschka, age 64

Karen Kraemer Peschka, age 64, passed away on July 8, 2019 at home.

Karen, a long-time resident of Houston, was born in Center, TX, the daughter of Charlene and Andrew Krae­mer. In 1973, she graduated from Center High School, where she played the clarinet and was a majorette in the marching band. In 1977 she earned a BFA in Art and Busi­ness from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Karen held various corpo­rate positions; however, she particularly enjoyed her many years in retail sharing her deep knowledge of and pas­sion for plants, gardening and bird life. She loved art and ex­pressed her artistic talents in a variety of mediums, includ­ing sculpting, jewelry, paint­ing, and flower arranging. She loved entertaining, especially hosting legendary pool parties and Easter egg hunts for the neighborhood children. She will long be remembered for her lightning-quick wit and, sometimes outrageous, sense of humor.

She is survived by her hus­band of 31 years, Thomas Lee Peschka of Houston; mother, Charlene Hudson Kraemer of Nacogdoches, TX; sister and brother-in-law, Kaye and Mark Yoder of Nacogdoches, Tx; sister, Kristy Kraemer of Germantown, MD; brother and sister-in-law Keith and Sandra Kraemer, of Lufkin, TX; and four nieces, a nephew, four great-nieces and a great-nephew. Her father, Andy Kraemer of Center, TX and a nephew, Matthew Hibbard of Nacogdoches, TX, proceeded her in death.

Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 5 pm, Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, 4525 Bissonnet St., Bellaire, TX. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Center, TX.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation http://www.tpwf.org or the charity of your choice.