Katherine Briggs

Katherine Marie Briggs passed away on November 19, 2017 in Houston, Texas. She was born November 1, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois, to Margaret R. Briggs and Sheldon T. Briggs. Katherine is survived by her sister, Diane Briggs, brother William Briggs and his wife Erin, brother Stephen Briggs and his wife Tarey, nieces and nephews Elliot, Harris, Walter, Hilary, and Hannah, aunt Joan Schneck, and cousins Deborah, Virginia, Monica, Francis, Robert, and Jeffrey and their families. She is also survived by treasured great niece Anne and great nephew Simon.

Katherine was a member of the Bay Area Symphony League of the Houston Symphony, and Pilot Club.

Katherine’s truest passion, and most lasting legacy, was her love of, and dedication to, her family. Her support and encouragement for family and loved ones were the hallmarks of her boundless generosity.

There will be a funeral mass celebrating Katherine’s life on Tuesday, December 5, at 10:30 am, at St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Nassau Bay, Texas. Following the mass there will be a gathering in the church hall. Please join the family for either or both events.


  1. I worked with Katherine at Apache Corporation. I enjoyed talking with Katherine about our families. I will miss talking décor, home building and architecture with her. I will miss her. I hope that her spirit is with those of her parents. She spoke of them often, especially her Mom.

    Stephanie Colson
  2. I will miss her warm smile when she passed by the desk everyday at work. RIP Katherine!

  3. My deepest condolences for the loss of Katherine in their family. May her soul rest in peace.

    Venkata Karamchedu
  4. We are so saddened to hear of Katherine’s passing. I worked with her at Apache as well. She will be greatly missed at work. She always took the time to explain things to me at work with great patience and made a point to make sure my questions were answered. Her holiday cooking was always a treat up here. She was truly a remarkable woman and friend. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, and I know Katherine is looking down on each of you with great pride and love.

    Courtney Cooper
  5. Katherine’s warm contagious smile and friendly outlook to others will truly be missed. My deepest sympathy to Katherine’s family as we mourn our loss.

    Tim Custer
  6. I worked with Katherine for many years at Apache and enjoyed chatting with her in the kitchen every morning. I’ll never forget her great laugh! She will be missed at Apache.

    Janet Smith
  7. My deepest condolences to the family. I too worked with Katherine at Apache and enjoyed our many conversations about our families. I will truly miss Katherine, her friendship and her knowledge which is truly irreplaceable.

    Christina Rios
  8. There wasn’t a time when I got on the elevator at work or just passed Katherine in the lobby that she didn’t speak and smile. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. She will be missed.

    Margie Carter
  9. I met Katherine through the Pilot Club. We didn’t see each other often, but less than two weeks before her death, we coordinated a project for Park Place Elementary. There were some unexpected issues with the schedule and I suggested skipping the event this year due to lack of time, but Katherine immediately came up with a work around and we celebrated Veterans Day with the students as we’ve done for years. She is greatly missed even though I now have one more angel watching over me.

    Michele Barzyk

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