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Waltrip Funeral Directors

1415 Campbell Road, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Mable Ann Keller

April 16, 1935November 3, 2019
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Mable Ann Keller went to be with the Lord on November 3, 2019, in Houston, Texas at the age of 84. Ann was born April 16, 1935 in San Mateo, California to parents Arthur and Marjorie Naftel. Texas became her adopted home when she left California to join the Air Force where she met her future husband. Ann married Tommy Keller in 1955, and they were together 53 years before Tommy passed away in 2009.

Ann is predeceased by her brothers Arthur and William. She is survived by her sister, Jean Naftel Worthington-Byers, daughters Regina Van Wie, Kathryn Keller-Vincent, Nancy Ortiz, Susan Richardson, Rhonda Hartnell, and Debby Ybarra, sons-in-law Gary Van Wie, Greg Vincent, Alan Richardson, Jim Hartnell, and Ernest Ybarra, grandchildren Caitlin Van Wie, Garrett Ortiz, Alex Richardson and Jett Richardson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Ann's life centered around her home and family. She was an active member of the St. Jerome Catholic Church parish family for many years. She loved music and singing in the church choir was a joy.

Ann spent her final years at Brookdale Spring Shadows. We wish to thank the wonderful Brookdale staff for their loving care of her and support for our family.

Services

22 November

Inurnment

1:15 pm

Houston National Cemetery

10410 veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Rosary Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Saturday, November 9, 2019

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WILLIAM D NAFTEL JR

November 6, 2019

RIP Aunt Mabel. It was always a pleasuring in seeing you although it was not often enough due to the distances of where we lived. Warmest regards to my cousins in Texas for your loss. May your mom rest in eternal peace now.

Love Always,
Bill Naftel Jr.

Simetah Williams

November 5, 2019

Ohhh such beautiful pictures.
It was our pleasure to know Mable and care for her. Mable brought us joy and laughter when it was really needed. I have always believed that at some point in our life we start the give back portion, when we are not sure what our purpose is for the season we are in. Mable and her wonderful, beautiful, supportive, and kind family gave to the staff, and the other residents in ways they may never understand. We will truly miss Mable, but we know she is well now and reuniting with loved ones. She's happy.

Dianne Moore-Poulson

November 5, 2019

I remember staying with Kathy after school because my mother had arranged for Ann to watch me while my mom worked. It got to be where either I stayed the night at their house, or Kathy stayed at mine. We were always given chores to do, and I always chose to clean the bathroom. Daddy Keller always came in to give it the white glove inspection. Mama Keller always sewed such beautiful clothes for her daughters, and one time she even cut out a purple shorts outfit with white ric-rac for me. I remember all of us, her four daughters and myself, walking down to Palais Royal in those outfits. Five little ducklings following the mom. She was a beautiful woman, both inside and out. And she and her husband loved each other completely.

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