Dariece Tinterow

Dariece Warren Tinterow, 81, died August 21 in Houston of a stroke. Born in Hico, Texas, in 1955 she married the violinist Bernard Bobby Tinterow (died 1984) of Galveston and Houston; they divorced in 1974. She is survived by her sons, Chaya and Gary Tinterow, and son-in-law, Christopher P. Gardner.
A talented draftsman, Mrs. Tinterow was a painter and sculptor throughout her adult life. But her professional career was in fundraising for medical charities, first as a volunteer and ultimately as chief development officer of the AMC Cancer Research Center in Denver, Colorado. After her retirement from AMC she co-founded the Free Clinic for Women Living and Coping with Breast Cancer in Houston, the focus of her energies until she was incapacitated by stroke eight years ago. Everyone who knew her recalls her beauty, grace, warmth, charm, and infinite enthusiasm for life.
A private funeral and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 24, Hico Cemetery, Highway 6, Hico, Texas.
Arrangements by Harvest Hills Funeral Home, 118 Second St, Hico, Texas 76457.

Published in Houston Chronicle from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2014