Brenda Bart Abshire
18 May, 1960 – 5 January, 2020
Brenda Bart Abshire, age 59, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020, in Houston, Texas, at Oakbend Medical Center with Danny by her side.
Brenda was born in Houston, Texas, on May 18, 1960. She attended Waltrip High School and later got her Real Estate License.
Brenda met and married Danny Abshire. They were married for 15 years. They remained close friends even after their divorce. Danny was by her side, cared and looked after Brenda daily after her stroke.
She loved her family and her many friends. She was full of life and lit up a room when she walked in. She loved music of all kinds, going to concerts, and going to the beach as often as possible. She was very artistic, loved arts and crafts, taking photos, and had a green thumb – she could grow most anything.
Brenda was a Life Member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo serving on the School Art Committee for 23 years. She became a Lifetime Member three years ago. One of her highlights was going to the WCBBQ cook-off each year.
She worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Oil & Gas industry for many years and for Keller Williams Memorial as an agent for several years.
Brenda is survived by her parents Kay and Louis Bart, brother Kenneth Bart, sisters Diane Bart, Sherry Calmes and husband Craig Calmes, nieces Audrey Ashley Napoleon, Andrea Ford and husband Chris, Jennifer Restivo and fiancé Garry Reagan, Shiara Cook and husband Joshua, Michelle Calmes, Brittany Ellis and husband Brandon, five precious great nephews, Uncle Jerry Bart and wife Crescencia, Uncle Max and wife Mary, and her long-time friend, Shirley Strong.
In lieu of customary floral tributes, contributions in Brenda’s memory may be directed to the HLSR Educational Fund to benefit the School Art Program, Attn: Jamie Voskamp, P. O. Box 20070, Houston, Texas 77225 or to a charity of one’s choice.
A private graveside service will be held at Forest Park Westheimer on Monday, January 13, 2020. Tammy Heinrich of Chapelwood United Methodist Church will officiate.
Brenda is at peace with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She will be missed.
- HLSR - Educational Fund
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Brenda Bart Abshire
Patty Pratt Freeman
13 January 2020
To my dear cousins, Louis, Kay, Kenneth, Diane and Sherry.
I am deeply saddened by your loss. Brenda was alway such a sweet fun person to be around. I have so many memories of us as children along with Diane and Kenneth, Sherry was the sweet little one. The rest of us were surely giving our parents headaches with our silly laughter and shenanigans. The closeness of all our family members holds such wonderful memories for me.
My heart goes out to you Louis and Kay. Losing a child at any age is a parents worst nightmare. Just know that I love you all and my thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. I know there are loving family that welcomed Brenda to her heavenly home where she is surrounded by their love. May God bless you and keep you close in his loving arms.
12 January 2020
Mr & Mrs Bart, Kenneth, Diane and Sherry,
I’m very saddened to hear about the passing of Brenda. My heart goes out to you and all of your family.
With blessings, love and prayers
10 January 2020
Brenda was a always there to help you move, throw a shower for a friend or refer a wonderful customer. She always thought of others. She will be dearly missed. Rest In Peace and Prayers to The Bart and Abshire family
9 January 2020
Brenda was there to support me at a difficult period in my life. Her energy carried me through a roller coaster relocation. She never gave up on finding my current home and if she could tell the story she would let you know working with me was no easy task...bless you Brenda & Thank you.