OBITUARY

Terri Denise Streetman Krause

December 24, 1958April 27, 2012

Terri Denise Streetman Krause, age 53, passed away without pain on Friday April 27, 2012 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Terri was born in Gardendale, Alabama on December 24, 1958 to Arthur L. and Jo Ann McConnell Streetman. She was the couple’s first of two children. She graduated from high school and business school there in Gardendale; a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama.

Terri was married and divorced after 6 months. A brief relationship that left her with back pain and injuries that bothered her for the rest of her life.

Undaunted, Terri struck out and moved to Houston without knowing a sole there. She earned her Real Estate License in 1981 and worked for several Real Estate and property management firms. She also worked for several local, state and Federal political campaigns including Bill Clements campaign in 1987 and President George H. W. Bush’s campaign in 1988. She was also most proud of helping J. C. Helms in development of U.S – Soviet space alliances prior to the International Space Station co-operation.

In 1991 Terri was hired into the IT services group of a small fledgling oil and gas company. Shortly after her hire she was invited to a going-away-party for a popular employee. There she met Mark Krause. Seeing the somber mood of the get together she decided to tell a few light-hearted jokes to buoy the mood. It was love-at-first-joke for Mark and Terri. They were married on September 19, 1992. In short order business took them to Alabama and up to Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The couple’s only child Annalise was born in Calgary on February 11, 1998. While Terri’s mother had passed in 1986, her father passed away when Terri was 5 months pregnant with Annalise. Even though Arthur never got to see Annalise he was very proud to see how happy Terri was during the pregnancy.

Terri is survived by her husband and soul-mate Mark Krause and daughter Annalise.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from 6:00pm until 8:00pm on Friday, the 4th of May at Earthman’s 6700 Ferris, Bellaire, Texas 77401.

The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00pm on Saturday, the 5th of May at Earthman’s with Pastor Dube of Pilgrim Lutheran Church officiating.

Interment will follow, via escort, at Forest Park Cemetery, 12800 Westheimer Rd.

A Personal Tribute

As Terri’s health began to decline in 2011, Mark planted several rose bushes in the backyard. The three white rose bushes produced some of the most amazing roses Terri had ever seen. I would pick them and put them in a vase on her desk while she was on Facebook. She loved the fresh flowers. She particularly loved the smell of those white roses.

After a few hours in the hospital ICU waiting room, Annalise penned this poem to her mother:

The last rose. Upon her desk, it wilts. Her life, unstable, but ready to leave this earth. Ascend into heaven and rejoin deceased loved ones who once walked the same earth you did. Death is not the end but a beginning of the afterlife. God will watch over you and your soul will forever be at peace. It is hard to accept the fact you’re gone but you are not really gone just above in heaven as an angel and that will be your new home and one day later in life we will then be reunited and forever be in heaven together.

Amen.

AK.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 4, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 5, 2012
  • Interment Saturday, May 5, 2012
REMEMBERING

Terri Denise Streetman Krause

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Kari "Grey Wolf" Jewel

August 19, 2012

I was listening to Little Big Town's "Pontoon" this morning and I thought, "Terri would have loved this song." She only touched me for a moment but will remain in my heart forever.

Jocelyn F.

May 5, 2012

Terri, I didn't know you well and we only met a few times but thank you for putting such a great young lady on this earth to be my friend

May 5, 2012

Mark and Annalise, we continue to pray for you both ... think of you constantly. Jesus said He would give a "peace that passes understanding" ... or a peace that comes to you in a time when it makes no sense to have peace. This is my prayer for you both.

Love, Stef and Michael

Kristie Long

May 4, 2012

Annalise, I am praying for you and your father in this difficult time.

Ms. Long

Valerie Allen

May 4, 2012

Annalise,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your day in this time of sorrow. You know my door is always open for you.

Ms. Allen

Gabriela Lleras

May 3, 2012

With all my love in your memory sweet Terri I light this candle for you. Reast in peace.

Brian Price

May 3, 2012

Annalise, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find peace and comfort during this very difficult time.

Traci Latson

May 3, 2012

Annalise,

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, remember that looking back in memory can help comfort your tomorrow. I am here to support you in any way possible.

With sincere sympathy,
Ms. Latson

Candance Brooks

May 3, 2012

Annalise,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your dad. May your mother rest in peace.

Hugs,
Ms. Brooks

May 3, 2012

Mark & Annalise
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
There is now a new angel in heaven that will be with you forever.

Gustavo & Gabriela Lleras
Kingwood, TX