Stacy Nell Hartoon

December 3, 1976January 18, 2019

Stacy Nell Hartoon, 42, of Houston, Texas, passed away January 18, 2019.

Stacy was born in Houston, Texas on December 3, 1976. She graduated from Westfield High School and went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design degree from the University of North Texas.

After graduation Stacy moved to Arkansas to work as a designer for Dillard’s Department Store. She later returned to Houston to work as a manager at Buffalo Exchange. She soon started working part time as a doorperson at Rudyard’s British Pub. She quickly moved into managing the door staff at Rudyard’s as well as tending bar for Rudyard’s, Poison Girl and the Little Dipper. In 2014 Stacy became the booking manager at Rudyard’s. This was where Stacy truly shined bringing her love of and enthusiasm for music to the Houston music scene. In 2018 became general manager at Rudyard’s.

Stacy never lost her love of fashion and sewing. Lately she enjoyed quilting and the quilting community. She also found joy in her lifelong love of music (Morrissey anyone?), fashion and friends. Her friendship and love touched many people.

She is survived by her parents Susan and Harlan; brother, Ray; and French Bulldog, Pearl.

Stacy’s parents ask that in lieu flowers or donations to the family you please donate to the Musicians Benevolent Society of Houston, or any charity of your choosing.

A Celebration of Life for Stacy will be held Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Rockefellers, 3620 Washington Ave, Houston, Texas 77007.

A visitation will be Monday, January 28, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Pat H. Foley & Company.

A memorial service will be Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Pat H. Foley & Company.


  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, January 27, 2019

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 28, 2019

  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, January 29, 2019


Stacy Nell Hartoon

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Jessica Janes

January 24, 2019

Sweet, sweet Stacy...that's actually how I always saved your name in my mind because you were always so kind to me. Seeing you was always like a breath of sunshine along with a great hug and you always had something lovely and genuine to say. You would always make a point to come out to my shows and would stay after to chat with me--I never knew what I did to deserve such generosity. It is amazing how many people you have touched with your benevolence; what a magically gracious being you were. You are loved and will be greatly missed.

Amanda Wolfe

January 24, 2019

Stacy, you were never short on love, on great big smiles, on anything good. Your heart was so big it could've knocked over all of Houston. Thank you for the times we shared together (love advice, hair advice, pet advice, oh my!). I can't find the right words, but I love and am still inspired by you so much. Thank you for being you.

Ginger Yarbrough

January 22, 2019

Stacy was a sweet soul.
For the short time I knew her , she always treated me, and members of my family with kindness. She will be missed and
I pray for peace and loving memories for her family and friends in this time of sorrow. May she rest with the Angels.