Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Karen "Kay" Gold
January 29, 1937 - May 26, 2017
Karen (Kay) Gold, also known as Nana, 80, of La Porte, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017. She was born on January 29, 1937 in Baytown, Texas to Rose and Grover Heiman. She married the love her life, Joe Gold on November 30, 1957 and they loved each other dearly until his death in 2009. She is survived by her daughters, Theresa Nowetner and husband Ron and Julie Andersen and husband Doyle; son, Stephen Gold and wife Renee’; grandchildren Casey Nowetner and wife Lacey, Eric and David Nowetner, Stephanie Laxson and husband Terry and Fallon Andersen; 3 great grandchildren, Bowen and Bristol Nowetner and Raleigh Laxson. Aunt Kay was loved by her many nieces and nephews. She also had many life-long friends. She was also “Nana” to many of her grandchildren’s friends and families, enjoying time with them at their activities.
Karen was a long time member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she and Joe raised their family. Karen retired from La Porte High School, as secretary to the counselors, in 1993. She was active in her community currently serving on the Board of Directors of Bay Pointe Townhomes and previously as manager for nearly 10 years. She was one of the historians of Bay Pointe, as well.
Karen was most happy when surrounded by her family. She loved to cook and was best known for her shrimp gumbo, cornbread dressing and pecan pralines. She loved hosting parties, especially 4th of July. Later in life, she and Joe enjoyed many trips to Ivanhoe and the tree farm in Colmesneil. She took pride in her yards, both in La Porte and Ivanhoe where she grew beautiful orchids and azaleas. Karen loved spending time on her deck and adoring her purple flowers.
Visitation will begin on Tuesday, May 30 at 5 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, May 31 at 10 a.m. followed by burial at La Porte Cemetery. All services will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of La Porte.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Houston Hospice facility.
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