Cholla Kepner

December 5, 1932January 19, 2013
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Cholla Kepner, 80, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Along with teaching at the Art League of Houston for more than 45 years, she worked for NBC and the Local media outlets in Houston as a court room artist and has also worked for M.G.M. Studios. Cholla has adeptly captured personalities on canvas and paper for the past 45 years. Aside from hundreds of commissioned portraits, between illustration assignments, sculpting, and teaching; she has lectured and demonstrated through-out the southwest. “I love to teach – and will probably wish to do some teaching and workshops even when I’m 90!” Cholla is preceded in death by her daughter Robin Blake and grandson Brant Runnels. She is survived by her ex-husband Audra Runnels; daughter Gianna Holle (husband Brian); sons Wade Runnels (wife Pam) and Theron (wife Mavis); Step-son Jeremiah Runnels; grandchildren Theron II, Ilyn, Tiffany, Christopher, Jessica, and Douglas; 7 great-grandchildren; and her very special friend Robert van de Grift. A memorial Service will be held in the chapel of Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home, 18000 I 45 south , The Woodlands, Texas 77384 on Tuesday, January 22, 2012 at 1:00 pm. To the sign register book or to leave memories of Cholla for the family please visit

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