Charlice Thamm Finck

August 16, 1928April 25, 2021

Charlice Thamm Finck, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister passed away of natural causes at her home in Houston on Sunday, the 25th of April 2021. She was 92 years of age.

Charlice was born on the 16th of August 1928, in Cuero, Texas. She always said she was blessed to be raised by loving parents, Arthur and Violet Thamm.

Charlice graduated from Cuero High School and was active at First United Methodist Church of Cuero. She attended Texas A&I University in Kingsville, and met her future husband and love of her life, Homer Charles Finck, at the Wesley Foundation. Homer had recently returned from military service in World War II.

After Texas A&I, Charlice taught grades one through six in a one-room schoolhouse in Clinton, Texas. Homer and Charlice were married on the 10th of September 1949. They lived in many places including Morgan City, Louisiana, Midland, Texas, New Orleans, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, and Tyler, for Homer’s geophysics work for Shell Oil Company. They spent most of their lives in Houston where they raised two daughters. Charlice and Homer cherished happy times together at the family’s country place near Mission Valley, Texas.

She loved her family and was devoted to caring for them. She had many talents, one being music. She had a beautiful soprano voice and sang solos at Westbury United Methodist Church of Houston, as well as weddings and funerals. Her husband and she were long-time members of the church choir and she was actively involved in women’s groups and church activities. Charlice created magnificent quilts and sewed all of her daughters’ clothes when they were young. Her family enjoyed her delicious cooking and she treated friends and new neighbors with homemade baked goods. Her husband was proud of everything she did.

Charlice loved the Lord and was faithful with her Bible studies and daily devotions. She has inspired her family with her faith in God, her love for others, and service to her friends. She had a servant’s heart and was generous with her time helping her family and friends. Charlice's sons-in-law loved her, which is a testament to her sweet nature. She was not judgmental or critical of others and was an encourager to many.

She is predeceased by her parents, her husband, and her twin brother, Charles Franklin Thamm. She is survived by her daughters, Meredith Finck Cocke and her husband Fielding, and Barbara Finck Hecker and her husband John; grandchildren, Alexander Cocke, Meredith Hecker Garreau and her husband Scott and Joseph Hecker; and many relatives.

We wish to thank her devoted caregivers Lee Hall, Mishel Green, Rita Sambola, Clara Gonzales, and Mary Walker and family for years of loving service.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o’clock in the afternoon until seven o’clock in the evening Sunday, the 2nd of May in the library and grand foyer of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.

The family will gather for a private funeral service and interment service on Monday, the 3rd of May.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be directed to Westbury United Methodist Church, 5200 Willowbend Blvd., Houston, TX, 77096.


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    Sunday, May 2, 2021


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Susan Graugnard

May 2, 2021

Dear Meredith, Barbara and family.
Your mother and my Mom Agnes Graugnard were members of the Westbury Blossom Garden Club and your Mom was the President of the club in 1967-1968. My Mom wrote this tribute to your mother:
“To Charlice our president of the year. We tip our hats and give a big cheer.
We were a relaxed happy and responsive group. And it is because Charlice was there with great diplomacy, tact and skill. That each one of us tried to be of good faith and goodwill. Thanks again for helping us all and we’ll never forget this year when you lead us all.”
My sincerest condolences.
Susan Graugnard

Melinda Abell

May 2, 2021

Your Mother is lovely, and I am thinking of you today. I know she will live on in your heart always. Such beautiful sentiment about her. Sending prayers of comfort to you, and my sincerest sympathies during this time of loss.


Susan Fernbach

May 1, 2021

Dear Meredith, Barbara and family,
I am sending my condolences over the loss of your beautiful Mom. I have very fond memories of our times together as children. She was a truly lovely person.
In sympathy, Susan Fernbach

Paul Woldy

April 30, 2021

My wife, Kris, and I sang in the choir with Charlice and Homer at Westbury for many years. We miss them both. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.