In Memory

Kathy Marie Stokes (Newsom)

Kathy Marie Stokes (Newsom)

Kathy Marie Stokes Newsom, 62, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, May 9, 2016 in Tomball, Texas after battling breast cancer for many years.  She was surrounded by her loving family as she joined her Lord.

She was born to the late Eric K. and Irene M. Stokes on May 16, 1953, in New Orleans, LA and was preceded in death by her older sister Karen Stokes.

Kathy is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Frank Newsom, and daughter Kristen.  She left behind three surviving siblings, numerous cousins, nieces and one nephew as well as a family of dear friends. 

Kathy graduated with a B.A. from University of Houston in 1977 and donated her time and artistry to Houston Repertoire Ballet for 15 years, where she was embraced by a new family of artists.  Kathy and her husband Frank were instrumental in the production of HRB’s annual concerts and together they made magic on the stage. Kathy, as well as being a devoted mother, loved to travel and explore the world and had a fierce love for the culinary arts. She was beautiful, talented, knowledgeable, well-read and opinionated in the best of ways.  Kathy will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Abbey, St. Benedict, LA.