OBITUARY

Sondra Ann Abarr

September 16, 1941April 29, 2021
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Sondra Ann Abarr of Arcola, Texas passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home, embraced by the loving arms of her husband and daughters, on April 29, 2021.

Sondra was born in Logansport, Indiana to Eugene and Mary Louise Hipsher on September 16, 1941. She was preceded in death by her daughter and angel Tricia. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 43 years Greg; Daughter Terry, Allen; Daughter Mary Lynn, Donny; Sister Janie, Charles; Grandson Christopher, Theresa; Great Grandsons Austin and Hunter.

Sondra had a unique zest for life, always putting family first. She never met a stranger and had a strong infinity for helping all who needed it, no matter the cost.

Her passion was all animals, but especially training, showing, and rescuing German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers. She raised and created numerous AKC champion dogs in her lifetime and was a pillar in the dog world community.

Traveling fed Sondra’s soul, always yearning to relish in the beauty of God’s handy work. This enthusiasm took her to places like Alaska, Canada, England, Hawaii and all over the United States. Her favorites being New York City, Las Vegas, and Key West. Sondra has, just to mention a few, been within 10 feet of polar bears in Churchill, Canada, dog sledded from the top of a glacier in Alaska, motor boated with killer whales in Washington State, white water rafted in Colorado, stood inside a volcano in Hawaii, and swam with dolphins in Key West.

Sondra enjoyed stock car racing. Daytona and Talladega fueled her fiery and feisty side, which could never be denied. Family race team with her husband at the wheel, completed that side of her. Number 51 was given to the first race car, chosen by her, to represent a family of five together as one.

Sondra was also a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan. In fact, her first date with Greg, in 1977, was a trip to Dallas from Albuquerque, New Mexico for a Cowboys game.

Sondra, lovingly known as “Mommy” by many, was a strong, powerful, beautiful, and kind soul adored by all. There will never be another like her and we will miss her more than words can express.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Earthman SW Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks you donate to The Houston Humane Society in her honor. 14700 Almeda Road, Houston, Texas 77053

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

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Keith Kardatzke

May 8, 2021

The light of our souls will never fade with time, that energetic part of those who have taken the journey forward brightens the path along the way. Time and space will not separate us from the loving souls we follow. Peace be with you.

Mary Fernandez

May 6, 2021

My deepest condolences to Greg, and the girls.

I will forever miss you my dearest friend, you became my family when I lost mine.

I felt something wasn’t right when I emailed you last March, and followed up with a text message. Never in my wildest dreams had I thought you were ill. I am heartbroken.

I pray that God surround Greg and the girls in His infinite love during this painful time.

Michele Martinez

May 5, 2021

Our deepest condolences,
Albeit our time with Mrs. Abarr was short, we feel so very blessed to have been able to be there to assist her and her family in their time of need. I know she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved he. May she rest in peace.

The Office at Syngery HomeCare

Trish Seely Miller

May 5, 2021

I will miss you Sondra.. You listened when no one else would.. May God be with your family at this time. Love, Trish

Frankie Chamblis

May 2, 2021

I lost a friend in Sondra it was a privilege to know her and do business with her for probably 20 years she was one of a kind and will truly be missed thoughts and prayers be with family she was one of the best and will be missed

Patrice Fogarty

May 2, 2021

Sondra was a great City Secretary, and I enjoyed knowing her in this capacity. My prayers for her family at this time and my deepest condolences.

Allen Owen

May 2, 2021

Sondra was City Secretary during my years as Councilman and then my first 3 years as Mayor of Missouri City. She always had a smile on her face and I can still remember her laughter. She loved her job and she loved being involved with other City Secretaries. Her love for her dogs was never failing. Now she will be missed by all of us who knew her. May she rest in peace now and may God hold Greg and the family in his comforting arms.

James Thurmond

May 2, 2021

I worked with Sondra when she was the city secretary for the City of Missouri City and I was the city manager. She was definitely hardworking and dedicated to doing a good and thorough job. She was a thorough professional who led the way as the city converted from paper to the digital age. I recall her love for her dogs and the Houston Rockets. Peace be with the family. I know that Sondra in now in God's hands with peace everywhere.

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