December 10, 1947 – November 14, 2020
Kathleen Kopecky Henri, age 72, died peacefully on Saturday, November 14', 2020 at her home. She was a beloved wife, mother, and teacher. Born December 10", 1947 in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of Ina Moodie and Leon C Kopecky. She was predeceased by her sister, Judith (Kopecky) Haight. She is survived by her husband Bill, her brothers Chris and Steve and their wives Lisa and Linda, her two sons Michael and Alex and their wives Shannan and Francesca, her daughter Elizabeth and her husband Derick, her two grandchildren Rain and Violet, and her loving sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Katy was a native of San Antonio, and was a graduate of Alamo Heights High School, Class of 1965. She received her BA from Boston College and her MA from the University of Massachusetts.
Katy and Bill moved to Houston, where they have been members of St. Vincent de Paul parish for over 45 years. In Houston, she dedicated herself to raising their three children. After her children were grown, she returned to her calling as a teacher at St. Vincent de Paul School, where she worked for over 10 happy years.
Katy's family and friends will remember her for her kindness, gentle spirit, intelligence, and grace. Her colleagues in teaching will remember her deep dedication to her students and her parish. She herself might like to be remembered as she was often found: with a book, on a walk with friends, or in her garden.
For the safety of those we love and care about during this difficult time, those who wish to pay their respects to Katy and her family may do so in accordance with COVID guidelines. A vigil will be held on Wednesday, November 18th from4 to 8 PM with rosary at 7 PM at Earthman Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Saint Vincent de Paul Church on Thursday, November 19th at 10:30 a.m. Services will also be live streamed on the church website. Interment will be in San Antonio at a future date. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to Christian Community Services Center, Houston, Texas or to a charity of choice.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday, November 19, 2020
November 21, 2020
God Speed dear Katy! You remain ever young to me. I will remember your brisk stride, leading the pack, quips at the ready and your pretty blond hair bouncing in the breeze. Always an inspiration! Liz
Nancy B. Willerson
November 18, 2020
Katie was a treasured member of our Briar Club Monday/Friday exercise classes. Her quiet but focused efforts brought grace ad purpose to our members. We have missed her presence this past year and lift her up to God's eternal care.
November 17, 2020
I just loved Katy, especially her dry sense of humor, her calm demeanor, and her good judgment. She made a difference in the lives of many students, as well as her fellow teachers. We will miss you!