Katherine Burroughs Wentzel

Katherine Burroughs Wentzel was born in Spokane, WA, on October 2,1928, and passed away September 30, 2017. Kay was a nineteen-year resident of Manvel, TX. Before that, she lived in Pearland, TX, for thirty-five years. Mrs. Wentzel was a teacher at Milby High School. She continued to teach at and eventually retired from Houston Community College. Kay also enjoyed quilting and was a member of the Bay Area Quilt Guild.

She is preceded in death by: parents, William Edwin Chase and Lillian Satterly; husband of 44 years, Robert Henry Burroughs; daughter, Susan Johnson; son, George Burroughs; and grandson, William Ford Johnson.

Kay leaves behind to cherish her memory: husband of nineteen years, Louis Albert Wentzel Sr.; daughter, Jo Lindberg, husband David; sons: William Burroughs, wife Jewell, and Steven Burroughs; sister, Frances Chase Tice; grandchildren: Nicole Davis, husband Christopher, Robert Johnson, Cecil Johnson Jr., Briana Marshall, George Johnson, Lauren Janecek, husband Kevin, Zachary Johnson, and Mark Lindberg; and great grandchildren: Madison Rank, Mason Rank, and Baylee Marshall.

Family will be receiving visitors Thursday, October 5, 2017, from 5-8 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin Friday, October 6, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Crowder Funeral Home. Burial to follow at South Park Cemetery in Pearland, TX.

Family requests that donations be made in Kay Burroughs Wentzel’s honor to either: American Diabetes Association, 1-800-342-2383, P.O. Box 15829 Arlington, VA 22215, www.diabetes.org/donate/, or American Cancer Society, 1-800-227-2345, www.cancer.org.


  1. Jo we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother Katherine. We wish you peace during your time of sorrow. GOD bless you and your family.

    Shirley and Edd Laine
  2. What a beautiful woman she was! I know she left her mark on her immediate family and friends, but the countless other lives she touched as a teacher are immeasurable. Our prayers are with you all as you wait to be reunited with your dear loved one! May you feel the comfort, strength, and compassion of our loving Lord during this difficult time. All our love, Donna, Jack, and Jackson

    Donna Pennington
  3. Jo,
    I am saddened to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a precious lady with a sweet, sweet spirit. She will surly be missed. May you see and feel the arms of Jesus during this difficult time.
    Debbie Brown
    Bay Area Quilt Guild

    Debbie W Brown
  4. Louis, Sr., Louis Jr. and Family,
    We are so sorry of the passing of Taunya’s grandmother. Please accept our deepest sympathies and prayers for God to give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    Alan & Linda Gaddie


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