In Memoriam: Kathy Tangney, July 13, 2012
Kathy Tangney, a longtime AAF-Houston member and fan passed away on Friday, July 13, 2012. Kathy bravely battled cancer for many years and was at home with her family in Arlington Heights, Illinois when she died.
Kathy was an ardent champion of the AAF-H ADDY Awards program. She was recruited by Brett Elliott to coordinate the judging, often handled the event decorations, theme and signage and eventually co-chaired the entire event. Kathy spent many hours prior to the event getting the Gallery organized and mounted. And she was always concerned for the other volunteers "setting up or taking down" the show and generally spent the entire day and night to make sure all went well.
She is survived by her devoted parents, Grace and Gerald; her sister, Libby Ammon of Baton Rouge; brother, Scott (Catherine) of Long Island, N.Y.; brother, Michael (Jane) of Palatine, Ill.; and sister, Patricia (JR) of Arlington Heights. She also leaves her nieces, nephews and many friends.
Kathy graduated with a B.F.A. from L.S.U. and after graduation moved to Houston, Texas, where she developed Tangney & Associates, a creative, successful graphic arts business. She also represented design firms Foxmark and Houston Photo Imaging and at one point was in the Promotions Department of the Houston Oilers. She was an officer and a founding member of the Midtown Business Network of Houston and an active member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, July 28th , 10 a.m., at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1801 Sage, Houston.