Marcy Taub-Wessel

Passed away on January 6, 2021

Marcy Taub-Wessel, passed away Wednesday, the 6th of January 2021, in Houston Texas. A native Houstonian, Mrs. Taub-Wessel graduated from St. John’s School, earned her BA, Magna Cum Laude from Southern Methodist University. Marcy went on to the Southern Methodist University Graduate School of Business to earn a MS in Real Estate as well as an MBA, with a Finance concentration. Marcy was President of MetCo Capital Corporation. She founded and operated several successful businesses. Active in other realms of commerce, Mrs. Taub-Wessel also served on the Board of Directors of one of the Texas Commerce branch banks. She continued her family’s deep-rooted tradition of philanthropic activities in the community and was respected as one of Houston’s active philanthropists and humanitarians. She was particularly passionate with her time and financial support of numerous charitable organizations, various institutions of higher education, museums, hospitals, medical research endeavors, libraries, and the arts. In honoring her beloved mother and father, Mrs. Taub-Wessel organized with her two brothers a gift of a new gymnasium and theater bearing the name of their parents, The Carol and Henry J. N. Taub Gymnasium and Theater to Deer Park ISD for the new San Jacinto Elementary School. Additionally, Mrs. Taub-Wessel, together with her two brothers made a donation of historic significance to St. John’s School where she, her brothers and son all attended and their father was a trustee of the school for 14 years. The donation to and opportunity for St. John’s was made in honor of their mother and father to enable the establishment of the school’s new West Campus, named the Carol and Henry J. N. Taub Campus.

Mrs. Taub-Wessel was known for her commitment to duty and service for the Houston community. Marcy has been proud to serve on the Board of Directors or as a Trustee of the Menil Collection, Alley Theatre, Contemporary Arts Museum, UNICEF-Houston/Galveston U.S. Committee, Society for the Performing Arts, John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science. Taking a personal interest with her commitment to the various foundations, she served as Vice-Chairman of the Harris County Hospital District Foundation and as a trustee for each of the Baylor Medical Foundation, the Taub Foundation, and the Pauline Sterne Wolff Memorial Foundation. Mrs. Taub-Wessel also has been proud to serve on a variety of other organizations, including Methodist Hospital Society for Leading Medicine. Marcy immersed herself in all of life, including the outdoors, horseback riding, skiing, tennis and basketball. First and foremost, she loved her dear friends and most of all her family for whom she has always been fiercely devoted.

Mrs. Taub-Wessel was predeceased by mother, Carol Ellen Joseloff Taub, father, Henry J. N. Taub, brother H.Ben Taub, and uncle, John Ben Taub. She is survived by brother, Henry J. N. Taub II; her husband, Thomas Freimuth Wessel; her sons, Henry Taub Wessel and Maxwell Elliot Wessel; her daughter, Lauren Elisabeth Wessel; her cousins Bernhard L. Kohn Jr, Bernhard L. Kohn III, Kathryn K. Rieger, Kimberly M. Frezados, Elizabeth A. Kohn and Michael B. Massius; her Aunt Carolyn Taub, John B. Taub, Jr., Casey C. Taub, Risa Taub McDonald, and Margie Taub Brown.

The Funeral Service will be private for family only Sunday the 10th of January.

In lieu of usual remembrances, memorial tributes may be directed to the Carol and Henry J. N. Taub Memorial Library or the Carol and Henry J. N. Taub Campus at St. John's School, 2401 Claremont Lane., Houston, TX, 77019; the Ben Taub and Henry J. N. Taub Wall of Memories at the DePelchin Children's Center, 4950 Memorial Dr., Houston, TX, 77007; the Carol and Henry J. N. Taub Gymnasium and Theater at San Jacinto Elementary School, 1302 E. 13th St.,Deer Park, TX 77536; H. Ben Taub Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine, 7200 Cambridge St., Houston, TX 77030; Henry J.N. Taub Department of Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Ben Taub Hospital, 1504 Taub Loop, Houston, TX 77030.


  • The Carol and Henry J. N. Taub Memorial Library or the Carol and Henry J. N. Taub Campus at St. John's School
  • The Ben Taub and Henry J.N. Taub Wall of Memories at the DePelchin Children's Center
  • The Carol and Henry J.N. Taub Gymnasium and Theater at San Jacinto Elementary School
  • H. Ben Taub Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine
  • Henry J.N Taub Department of Emergency Medicine, Ben Taub Hospital


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Carl White

January 20, 2021

She was a true blessing to her family and the community. I have fond memories of her and all the rest of the Taub family at SJS. Her dad was a prince and the apple did not fall far from the tree.

Liz Wessel

January 20, 2021

Sending so much love to you all. We are so lucky to have had Marcy in our lives and in our family.


Steve Massed

January 19, 2021

Tom, Max, Lauren, and Henry,

Stacy and I send our deepest condolences for you loss. From Tom's stories it was always easy to tell that Marcy was an incredible, fun-loving person that was always surrounded by family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

-Steve and Stacy Massed

Beverly Rogers Singleton

January 18, 2021

Kitch: Our prayers are with you and family during this time. The Taub family has been very special to our family and we were saddened to hear of Marcy's passing. -The Family of Texas Ranger Captain James F. "Pete" Rogers

Clete Buckaloo

January 18, 2021


My condolences to you and your family please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Clete Buckaloo
Texas Ranger Captain

Michael DeBakey

January 17, 2021

My sincere condolences for your loss. Marcy was a bright, intelligent vivid girl, and then grew into an even better woman. She will be dearly missed and we are all very sorry.

John and Margaret Omohundro

January 16, 2021

Kitch and family,
We were so sorry to hear of your loss and offer our deepest condolences. You all will remain in our thoughts and prayers,
John and Margaret Omohundro

Florence Gautier-Winther

January 15, 2021

I will always remember you as a beautiful, elegant and smart lady.
You were so discrete and reserved that it took me a few years to find out one day that you could speak fluent French with a charming accent.
That special moment will always be my best memory of you.

Todd and JoAnna Brooks

January 13, 2021

Henry, Tom, Kitch

We're deeply sorry for your loss. Marcy was incomparable. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this time. May you find grace and healing and hope.

With Deepest Sympathy,

The Brooks Family

John Tsacrios

January 13, 2021

My deepest condolences to Tom, Henry, Kitch, and all the Family.

Marcy's generosity of spirit on behalf of many philanthropic causes in Houston and worldwide will always be remembered. As a Founding Member of our UNICEF Board Marcy helped to raise significant awareness and lifesaving funds for children and families in need throughout the developing world.

May Marcy's memory be Eternal and a blessing forever and ever.

John M. Tsacrios, Jr.
Founding Regional Director of UNICEF from 1982 to 2008