OBITUARY

Karen SUE GREB Pancho

October 20, 1955June 10, 2021
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Karen Sue Greb Pancho, 65, of Houston, Texas passed away on June 10, 2021.

Karen was born to Lee Edward Greb Jr. and Wanda Whitt Greb on October 20, 1955. She graduated from Spring Branch High School in 1973 and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Women’s University in 1977.

She married Menardo Pancho in 1992 and they lived together in Houston, Texas. Karen has a stepson, Myles Pancho.

She is survived by her husband, Menardo Pancho, her brother, Lee Edward Greb III (Cheryl Greb), and her sister Kathy Gandy (Roger Gandy) and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Laurie Greb Grafe.

Karen worked as neonatal ICU supervisor at St. Joseph Medical Center for 43 years. Karen and her husband cherished their vacation in Punta Cana and Las Vegas, spending time in the casino. She was also actively involved in HAANN (Houston Area Association of Neonatal Nurses), and March of Dimes.

A memorial service is scheduled for June 25, 2021 at 10am at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home. A reception will follow at the same place.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 25, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, June 25, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, June 25, 2021

  • Reception

    Friday, June 25, 2021

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Nyethia Braggs

June 25, 2021

Pancho..on this day you lay your wife to rest...remember that this is only a shell...for she lies safety in his loving arm's...hold on to your precious memories of her love for you in your heart and know you will see her again. Look now to your on understanding..just know HE knows what's best. And in time's of sorrow..hold on to HIM for strength...Sorry I couldn't attend but just know your in my prayers and thoughts..Much Love my Friend. 🥰

Amanda Pancho

June 23, 2021

I always looked forward to seeing my Tita Karen whenever I visited Texas. She had a heart of gold and was so quick to smile and to laugh. She naturally brought out the light in others by being in her presence.

One time she took me and my cousin, Nina to the mall and let us pick out anything we wanted. It wasn’t for any particular occasion but with a big extended family I remember it being nice to get some quality time together. I couldn't decide between two things, so she insisted I get both-- a blow-up armchair and a digital handheld Yahtzee. I cherished those gifts for many following summers, but the memory of her generosity is what sticks the most. She was so generous with her time when it came to her nieces and nephews effortlessly bridging the gap between adults and kids.

She was the cool aunt, always up for going down waterslides with us and being one of the last to leave family parties and the casino. She loved wholeheartedly and had fun while doing it. I'm so lucky to have called her family.

I adore and miss her terribly. Tita Karen's light was contagious. She passed it on to her loved ones. It's now something we can carry along with her memory keeping us warmer, kinder, and reminding us to laugh a little more too.

Dr. John Hoover

June 20, 2021

I had the honor of working alongside Karen at Joe's 2016-2018 and will be among the many holding her in my memory for years to come. She impacted countless lives of babies and their families, not to mention this neonatologist in his first job out of fellowship. Prayers for this family.

Anita Detweiler

June 20, 2021

Karen was a nurse and friend whom I respected and loved.She always tried her best to help those who needed help with nursing or family matters. I have worked with Karen in the NICU at St. Joseph for over 20 years. I can truly say the NICU was my family. Karen Pancho will be missed by many! My sincere condolences to Maynard and family.

Constance Harvey

June 19, 2021

I met Karen at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the late 1980’s. She was a Karen Greb back then, and the Charge Nurse on nights in the NICU.
She was a friendly ,kind and competent person. She welcomed me an Agency Nurse.

My fondest memory was of her standing in front of her locker, when she was notified of a problem in the Unit. She twirled her shoulder bag by the handles like a lasso. She released it ,it slammed in the back of the locker and she slammed the locker door and ran back into the Unit.
Karen was a stable presence in the NICU throughout the Years.

I will miss her.

I extend my Deepest Condolences to the Family of Karen Pancho.
May she Rest In Peace and have Perpetual light shine on her.

Marinella Pancho

June 19, 2021

We are so sorry of your untimely death my sister in law. Our love and prayers are with you during this sorrowful time. May God bless you and your family with courage and support to bear this pain. Please accept our heartfelt condolences with strength and May you Rest In Peace. We love you and we will miss you so much, we promise you Menard and Myles will be in good hand.

Mercedes Tarley

June 19, 2021

My condolences for the loss of your loved one so unexpectedly and will pray for peace and strength for your family as they mourn








Karen Butler

June 18, 2021

I was saddened to hear of Karen's passing. She had a beautiful soul. I met her as one of the caregivers for her mom Wanda Greb. I will pray for the comfort of her family during this time of bereavement.

Psalm 23

MJ Pancho-Acorda

June 18, 2021

MJ Pancho-Acorda

June 18, 2021

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Vacation together April 22,2021

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Always dressed alike growing up

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Meynard and Karen at Harrison’s wedding Oct 31, 2020

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Meynard and Karen at Harrison’s wedding Oct 31,2020

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Trip to Vegas.

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