October 18, 1959 - May 20, 2021
Kathleen Windley Pierson Bell, 61, of Houston, TX, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2021, surrounded by her beloved family and friends at Methodist Hospital. Windley was born to Kathleen and Oliver Pierson on October 18, 1959. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and continued her education at the University of Alabama, where she was an active member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and earned her Bachelor of Science as a Registered Nurse (BSRN). After graduating, Windley returned to Houston to enjoy a long and fruitful career as a registered nurse while being a devoted and caring mother for her two boys. She is survived by her sons John Oliver and Hayden James Bell, her brother Grant Pierson, niece and nephews Courtney Richard, Zachary Pierson, and Blake Pierson, as well as the father of her two children, John James Bell. Windley is also survived by her beloved chihuahua, Marcella and was preceded in death by Pricilla her other beloved chihuahua. Windley's passions in life were her kids, her friends, and talking on the phone. How many people reading this received regular phone calls as soon as the workday was over, all the way until the end of the evening? A mother who valued tradition, she was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends, most especially over the holidays. More than anything, she was a selfless and nurturing person who was most fulfilled by giving to and taking care of others. Outside of holidays and being a mom, Windley enjoyed the company of others and had many friends with whom she liked to drink wine, dine, and travel. She was known to enjoy the water at Lake Travis or Lake Martin, deep-sea fishing or relaxing beachside in Acapulco. She loved horseback riding and hiking in Gonzales, TX or the Texas Hill Country. She also loved ski resorts without having to actually ski in Park City, Utah or Aspen, Colorado. Windley also took great pride in her home, and to her, it was her castle. Gardening was one of her favorite hobbies, but perhaps her favorite activity in the world was to sit on her back patio with her family and friends, have some wine, and simply talk. Windley was the kind of person who never said "no" to anyone in need. For better or worse, she gave everything she could, and we are all better for it. While Windley’s life came to a premature close, her legacy and her love will live on for eternity. We will honor her by remembering the good times, having good times, and surrounding ourselves with loved ones. Per her wishes, there will be a celebration of Windley’s life on Saturday, June 5, 2021, 5-8 pm. Friends and family wishing to attend, should RSVP to [email protected], where details may be obtained. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) or American Diabetes Association (ADA) will be appreciated.
Kathleen Windley Pierson Bell, 61, of Houston, TX, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2021, surrounded by her beloved family and friends at Methodist Hospital. Windley was born to Kathleen and Oliver Pierson on October 18, 1959. She graduated from... View Obituary & Service Information
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