HANNELORE (HANSIE) ELISABETH STORACE HAYES, age 72, of Houston, Texas, passed away at 9:15 am on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Southwest Memorial Hospital. She was born March 15, 1941, in Innsbruck, Austria. She was the daughter of Sgt. Samuel A. and Martha J.
Storace. Hansie came to the United States in 1957.
She began working in the food services industry, employed by Harry M. Stevens, at the Summit in Houston before moving to the Astrodome. There she was the manager of the Astrodome gift shops, a job that she loved and took great pride in for many years. When Harry M. Stevens was taken over by Aramark, she stayed with the company and was still employed at Minute Maid Park until her death. She made many friends over the 30 plus years she was employed by the company.
Hansie was confirmed in the Catholic faith at an early age and was a life member of the V.F.W
. Ladies Auxiliary Post 5619. She loved working in her garden, reading good romance novels, crocheting blankets, and could be found on Sunday afternoons dancing to country music with friends. Hansie will always be remembered as a loving mother, and grandmother (Oma).
She was preceded in death by her father, Sam Storace, and mother, Martha Storace. Hansie is survived by her son, John Anthony Hayes, of Houston; daughter, Michele Martha Pharr, of Bryan, Texas, and her husband Jarrod; grandchildren, who were the light of her life, Tyler David Pharr, Thomas Michael Pharr, and Lauren Elisabeth Pharr; sisters Edeltrude Sonnier, and Maria Brewer; and numerous other loving relatives.
You are invited to Hansie's visitation on Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Earthman Southwest Chapel, 12555 S Kirkwood, Stafford, 77477. The funeral service will be at 1:30 PM, April 8, 2013 in the Earthman Southwest Chapel with interment to follow at Forest Park Westheimer.