My mother was my absolute best friend...she was selfless to a fault and never complained. Even when she was ill she continued to perform community service at local nursing homes. She never thought o...
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Glenda Kay Mudd

August 28, 1948May 12, 2019
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Glenda Kay Mudd, 71, passed on Mother’s Day May 12, 2019. She was born August 28th, 1948, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the daughter of David Leon and Sara Jane Luna.

Mom graduated from Will Rogers High School in 1966. While not a formal student at any College or University she informally attended Alvin Community College, Houston Community College, Lone Star Community College, Wharton Community College, the University of Houston, University of Phoenix, Texas A & M College Station, Texas Woman’s University and the University of Seventh Day Adventist. Her daughter, grand-children, friends of her grand-children and many nephews have the degrees to prove her abundance of intelligence and skilled writing ability. Nothing less would be expected from the “SMARTEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD” as she would force you to say in lieu of payment for every English and writing assignment completed.

Mom now has to many honorary degrees to mention but this does validate she truly was the “SMARTEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD.”

Glenda was preceded in death by her father, David Leon Luna and mother, Sara Jane Hoose who told everyone she was to mean to die but finally gave in and after a brief negotiation was finally able to convince God that she was worth the risk. Since the devil refused her entrance this would have left her in limbo thus creating a very awkward situation. The family is happy this was finally resolved. In addition, she was preceded in death by her sister’s Linda and Shirley Luna and brother/sister Jimmy Hoose. She is survived by her daughter, Major Angella Mudd, USAFR, NC and her husband Edward Ware, adopted daughter Gema Ramirez, grand-children Kristen, Isabel, Francesco, Abriana, Hayden, Chelsea and Christopher great-grandchildren Ashlynn, Bailey, Claire, Charlotte, Skylar Sylas and her puppy Coffee.

Angella Mudd and her family would like to express sincere gratitude to Grace Care of Katy and Hospice with Grace for the care and compassion shown her mother. They all supported our family through this journey over the last 6 months. The nurses, nursing assistants, physical therapists, house keepers and residents who loved my mother will never be forgotten.

A service of remembrance will be held Thursday May 16th at 6 p.m. at Katy Funeral Homes where she was also employed as a receptionist. She loved this job and frequently told us “they were dying to see her”. We will remember her crazy sense of humor and wonderful personality and share many tears and hugs. She has requested that her service be filled with laughter and stories she wanted told. She has instructed family members to wear clown wigs and read her poems. This was her last wish!

Services

  • Service of Remembrance Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Linda & Arnold Berney

May 15, 2019

We are deeply saddened by Glenda’s passing. Our long years of family life together bring only the happiest of memories. The nature of her presence never changed...gentle, good humored, affirming, uplifting, loving. Expressing love was as constant and natural for her as breathing.
We send our dearest love to all of your beautiful family.
Linda and Arnold Berney

Nina Peery

May 14, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about Miss Glenda. She had the sweetest soul, but she was also feisty and funny. We worked together at the funeral home and I was always delighted when she was at the front desk. She was soft spoken and managed to keep a poker face during challenging situations. She will be missed.

Shirley Pickard

May 14, 2019

My condolences to the family during this difficult time. Unlike others at the "parlor", I never had the opportunity to work with Glenda. Just hearing the good things said about her by the KFH family, I know I missed a wonderful opportunity. Her memory will live on. Again, my deepest sympathy to her family and friends!

AL BOUDNY

May 13, 2019

My condolences to Glenda's family and friends. I had the pleasure to work with her for several years "at the parlor", and enjoyed every minute with her. She usually had me laughing until my side hurt. Her down home, Oklahoma wisdom and humor made everyday with her a pleasure. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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Passport Photo Day 1980

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Sr. Year 1966

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Aunt Karen, Mom, Aunt Shirley - Ice Cream Commercial

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1949 - Big Sister Linda and Mom

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Passport Photo Day 1980

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Sr. Year 1966

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Aunt Karen, Mom, Aunt Shirley - Ice Cream Commercial

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1949 - Big Sister Linda and Mom

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Winter 1968

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June 29, 1972 - Mom and Dad's Wedding

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Biography

Glenda Mudd
Biography

I am originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma and came to Texas in 1994. I graduated from Will Rogers High School in 1966. I have two daughters, one who is a Major in the U.S. Air Force and the other who works in the automotive industry. I have seven grandchildren and 4 great-granddaughters.

My work history spans over 50 years. I worked as a legal secretary for law firms practicing both civil and criminal justice in Tulsa for more than 10 years. I also worked as an Administrative Assistant in the oil and gas industry for eight years including five years with what was formerly known as Cities Service Oil Company in the Research & Development Division for 9 geologists and 1 paleontologist.

Prior to moving to Houston, I was the Director of Administrative Services for the American Legion Children’s Home, a residential child care facility caring for the children of Oklahoma military veterans who had been removed from their homes by the State for various reasons. In this position, I was able to teach a “life skills” course for residents who were at least 15 years old. This course taught skills such as interviewing for a job, how to prepare a resume, how to manage their personal finances such as opening a checking account and savings account.

When I first came to Houston, I worked for a nationally-known health care corporation where I was Executive Assistant to the Director of Marketing. I was chosen to be the Employee Event Coordinator for the Houston market. We were also active with several charitable organizations including the American Heart Association, Disabled American Veterans, and the Alzheimer’s Association, and also worked with an assisted living facility to provide some “fun” events for the residents.

I became employed at Katy Funeral Home as a receptionist since January 2015. This is a very rewarding job and I feel very fortunate to be part of the Dignity Memorial family. My job allows me to interact with the families who come to us in their time of need due to the loss of a loved one. The people with whom I work are compassionate and caring and have helped me fully understand the value of the services we provide.