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The Settegast-Kopf Company @ Sugar Creek

15015 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX

OBITUARY

Elizabeth Anne Lenderman

January 21, 1940October 26, 2019
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Elizabeth Anne Lenderman Elizabeth (Betty) Anne Lenderman, a resident of Richmond, Texas, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at her home at Sunrise Senior Living in Katy, Texas at the age of 79 years old. Betty was born January 21, 1940 to George and Sybil Isensee in La Porte, Texas. At her mother's side, Betty acquired a thirst for knowledge about the natural world as well as music, art, and literature. After graduating from La Porte High School, Betty went on to receive a Biology degree from The University of Texas in Austin in 1961. After graduation, Betty married her college sweetheart Gary Lenderman and began her career as a Medical Technologist and a steadfast patient advocate. One of Betty's many passions was gardening. She was involved in the Houston Amaryllis Society over the years and loved Amaryllis! Betty's love of gardening was passed along to her husband and children and was the foundation of the family's garden center businesses, Enchanted Forest and Enchanted Gardens. In addition to gardening, she enjoyed playing the piano, cooking, crocheting, reading, writing, and watching her favorite History Channel programs. Betty's caring nature, intellect, and quick wit made her a teacher of sorts wherever she went. She always inspired others, whether teaching students piano, sharing her vast medical knowledge with coworkers (and even her own physicians), or showing kindness and appreciation to her recent caregivers. Betty will be greatly missed by all, but particularly by her family. Betty is survived by her husband of 57 years, Gary Lenderman, daughter Judy Lenderman, sons and their spouses: David Lenderman and Sue Watson, Jason and Vanessa Lenderman, Danny and Danette Lenderman, Joey and Mandy Lenderman, and 12 grandchildren: Kristi Lenderman, Justin Jones, Sarah Lenderman, Garrett and Lauren Lenderman, Clay Lenderman, Ming Lenderman, Reed Lenderman, Gavin Helfrick, Maya Lenderman, Jaxson Lenderman, Max Lenderman, and Jeremiah Lenderman. Betty's family would like to thank her kind and nurturing caregivers and nurses at Sunrise Assisted Living in Katy for their support and tender loving care. Visitation and Funeral Services will be held at Settegast-Kopf Co @ Sugar Creek 15015 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land TX 77478 on Wednesday October 30, 2019 . Visitation is from 2:00-4:00 PM. Services will follow at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the National Organization of Rare Disorders (www.rarediseases.org), under research fund select Pyoderma Gangrenosum.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Reception Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, November 1, 2019

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Yvonne Van Delden

October 30, 2019

Our heartfelt condolences to “Mr Gary” and his family on the loss of Betty. I never met this lovely lady but treasure one of her outstanding Amaryllis that Gary gifted me.
Mr Gary, Danny and family we wish you strength in this sad time.
Love and prayers for all of you,
Yvonne and Roxane Van Delden

Lourdes Haget

October 30, 2019

She was lovely lady , She had an smile for everyone. Rest in Peace.

Ginny & George Sidrony

October 30, 2019

George and I have been fortunate clients of Enchanted nurseries for many years.
We send our heartfelt condolences to all of the Lenderman family on the loss of their much-loved matriarch. We also join you in celebrating her amazing life and the positive impact she made in so many lives. She has left a wonderful legacy.

Myra Hanson

October 30, 2019

Annie was a true warrior on so many levels. I remember her love and support of Chuck and I when we lost our first born, Daniel. She came to visit and bought him his first basketball ornament for our Christmas tree. We had such high hopes of him getting better and coming home. Her love and support during this time is something I will always treasure. Though we didn't see each other often we knew the love and support she offered to us. I will miss that beautiful smile. Thank you Annie for your unconditional love for us and our family. You will truly be missed.

Love you!!

Lorraine Ross

October 30, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I never met your loved one, but yet I feel I know her through the beauty of Enchanted Garden. My grandchildren, husband and I have had wonderful times experiencing the beauty that is found there. I am thankful that she shared her love of science and gardening with the public, creating a place of beauty, tranquility, hopefulness and peacefulness. It ministers to many. May God Bless Your Dear Family.

Val Howell

October 30, 2019

What a legacy you leave ... what a life well lived.
Your warmth, generousity, brilliant mind, kind gentle spirit and incredible strength will be missed by everyone you touched. You will be ever present not only in the beautiful family tree you gave life to... you will be ever present in our lives reminding us that roots run deep and we are surrounded by Nature and God’s blessings in this beautiful world every day...
love you so much “Miss Betty”
Hugs and shared tears to this family who I adore and am so very honored to know.

Austin Miller

October 30, 2019

Betty was just like having another grandmother. Both she and Gary took care of me as I spent my teenage years at the Enchanted Forest. I was there as often as I could be, sharing my knowledge for butterflies and even got the pleasure of working for them at one point as a “butterfly expert”. It was always such a warm feeling to see Betty. You could feel every bit of love she had for you just being near her. Same with Gary. Betty, though extremely smart (even on an iPad), was very soft spoken. I think she knew a lot more than she let you realize. That Enchanted Forest crew will forever be in my heart. Heaven has gained yet another angel. I pray I’ll see you up there in due time Betty.
Love,
Austin

Nancy Ayres

October 29, 2019

Wonderful person to share her love with so many. Rest in Peace

Betty Knott

October 29, 2019

Betty was a great neighbor to us for many years. She was such a sweet & talented person. When we first built our home, I was a young mom & she always shared ideas, advice, & her passion for family & gardening. She lived a wonderful, meaningful life & will be missed by many.

DeDe & Tom Magee

October 29, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about Betty, I loved visiting with her at Enchanted Forest. She was always so helpful and friendly to everyone. I knew I could ask her opinion about what I should plant and she always had the best advice. She will be missed. Our love and prayers for Gary, Judy and all of her family. Hold tight to precious memories, they are a blessing!

Tom and DeDe Magee

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