Mollie Lucinda Rehmet Cannady was born in San Antonio, Texas on October 7, 1942 and died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Houston, Texas on March 23, 2013. Her parents were Margaret DeShong Rehmet and Jesse Rehmet. Mollie grew up in Sherman, Texas and graduated from Sherman High School in 1960. She attended Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia and then the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, graduating in 1964 with a major in French.
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Early in her career as an independent art dealer, during the late 1960s, she was director of Kiko's Gallery in Houston, Texas and since has enjoyed a long-time relationship with Hooks-Epstein Gallery in Houston, Texas. Mollie was an avid art collector of paintings, drawings and prints, including works of contemporary artists Ed Ruscha, Fernando Botero, Llyn Foulkes, Annie Leibovitz, Wayne Thiebaud, and Tom Wesselman. Mollie assembled art collections for numerous clients' architectural projects including the Sid W. Richardson Center for Preventative Medicine at Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas and Northern Trust Bank on Kirby Drive and Northern Trust Bank on Bering Drive in Houston, Texas.
Mollie loved her time spent in recent years at her family's cabin in the Catskill Mountains, New York with family, friends and neighbors at the Big Indian Mountain Association. She was well respected for her intelligence, kindness and her love for her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband William Tillman Cannady, daughters Sarah Katherine Cannady Chinn and her Husband, Lloyd B. Chinn, son Lloyd Cannady Chinn, and daughter Caroline Elizabeth Chinn of New York City, New York and Lucinda O'Neill Cannady and her son William Austin King of Houston, Texas.
A gathering of family and friends will take place at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the family residence in Houston, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to The Fay School, Director of Advancement, 48 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772 in the name of Mollie Rehmet Cannady.
Published in Houston Chronicle from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2013