July 6, 1968 – Aug. 15, 2019

A Celebration of Life for Wendy Lynne Hurysz was Thursday, Aug. 22 at St. Lukes Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas.

Wendy Lynne Hurysz, 51, of Houston, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble, Texas. She was born July 6, 1968, in Natchitoches. She was the daughter of Carolyn Anita LaCour and Joseph Reed LaCour.

Wendy is survived by her parents, Carolyn Anita White and Joseph Reed LaCour and wife Suzanne; her children, Lauren Claire Kerner, Stephen Richard Kerner, Trevor Reed Kerner and Lillian Day Hurysz, all o f Houston; sisters, Brigitte LaCour Acosta and husband Lee of Gonzales and Jodi LaCour Cantrell of Rock Hill, S.C.; and nieces and nephews, Brandon Simmons, Brittany Simmons, Austin LaCour and Colbil Cantrell.

Wendy was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Joseph C. LaCour and Audrey Marie LaCour o f Natchitoches; maternal grandparents Evelyn Haire Cardino and Cleveland A. Cardino of Natchitoches; and nephew, Cameron Watts o f Anniston, Ala.

Wendy graduated from Natchitoches Central High School and attended Northwestern State University. Wendy moved to Houston in the early 1990s. In 1994, she went to work for Setpoint/Aspentech as an accounts payable/international expense clerk, verifying expenses for their international expats (people that live in countries other than where they were born) and engineers in many foreign currencies. In 2006, she worked for Houston City Temporary handling property management. In 2008 and up to her illness, she was the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Sales Team for Tuboscope, a division of National Oilwell Varco (Wellbore Technologies). Her responsibilities included international and domestic travel planning including visas and passports. Her duties required her to have extensive training in travel and foreign currencies with monthly reporting for four company vice-presidents. She was a notary for the state of Texas and also a yearly volunteer for United Way.

Wendy was a “people” person with a great sense of humor. She loved “life” and was often described as “a sweetheart that always had a smile on her face.” Her co-workers described her dedication and work ethics at Tuboscope as “someone that always went that extra mile to help others.” She was loved and highly regarded by those she worked for and with.

Her favorite vacations were trips to the beach or anywhere that involved water. She loved her children dearly, they meant the world to her. Living in the big city was exciting but she never forgot where she came from. She will be missed and loved forever by her family and friends.