Ana Maria Stannard
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Ana Maria Stannard
  • March 19, 1947 - September 16, 2017
  • Texas

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Anna Maria Stannard, 70, of Houston, Texas died on September 16, 2017 surrounded by her family that loved her so much. Anna was born in San Benito, Texas and was the oldest of six children. She graduated from Texas Women's University and lived a full life of service to her church, family, friends and students. The husband she adored passed away two years earlier in September of 2015. During their life together they helped newly engaged couples prepare for a life of faith and love on Engaged Encounter Weekends as well as helped sponsoring couples in their marriage preparation. It gave Anna and her husband, Bobby, great joy to volunteer on spiritual retreats and help high school students nurture their faith and love of Christ. Anna was a caring Kindergarten teacher at St. Thomas More School where she taught for over 20 years.

Anna is preceded in death by her parents, Johnny O. Ramirez and Maria Martinez Ramirez and husband Robert (Bobby) Stannard. She is survived by her children Robert Stephen Stannard and wife Trisha, Scott Anthony Stannard and wife Hilary, and Teresa Joy Cole and husband Bryce; siblings Johnny and wife Martha Ramirez, Danny Ramirez, Gracie (Jackie) Caylor, Ofelia (BB) and husband Manuel Gomez, and Diana and husband Daniel Torres. Anna was blessed with six grandchildren Caleb, Cooper, Andie Rose, Blaise, Bauer and Theodore, and one step granddaughter Kaitlin.

Visitation will be held at 7:30 PM with a Rosary service beginning at 8 PM , Tuesday September 19th at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 10330 Hillcroft St., Houston, TX 77096. The Funeral Mass will also be held at St. Thomas More Church on Wednesday, September 20th 2017 at 10:00 AM.