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Katherine Hutter Gerson December 26, 1941 - June 20, 2018

Katherine Berberian Hutter Gerson passed away at home on June 20, 2018. Kathy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to many and she was a beloved member of the Houston Jewish community.

Born December 26, 1941 in Houston to Serope and Regine Berberian, Kathy grew up in Houston with her sister Jean Berberian Carney. She graduated from Lamar High School and attended classes at the University of Houston. Kathy married Michael Hutter in 1962 and they had two sons – Mitchell and Robert. Later, Kathy married Phillip Gerson and became beloved to his daughters Ellen Gerson Tagtmeier and Lori Gerson Gorewitz and the entire Gerson clan. Kathy loved to spend time with her grandchildren who fondly called her “Gigi” and with her friends doing fun things with their supper and travel clubs.

Kathy’s commitment to her family was matched only by her love and devotion in the many years she spent helping others achieve weight loss and good health. Kathy served on many boards for organizations, including Goldberg B’nai B’rith Towers, and she was actively involved in B’nai B’rith Women.

Kathy is survived by her sister Jean Berberian Carney, son and daughter-in-law Mitchell Hutter and Yvette Leleux Hutter, son Robert Hutter and Trave Jewel, daughter Ellen Gerson Tagtmeier, daughter and son-in-law Lori and Marc Gorewitz, grandchildren Joe and Johnny Rees, Ryan Matta, Brandi Lafferty, Sydney and Whitney Gorewitz and Parker and Carson Tagtmeier, great granddaughter Violet Rees, nephew Mark Carney and his wife Katie Carney, niece Susan Carney Merida and her husband Jason Merida and great nieces Emily, Quinn and Natalie, as well as many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will take place on Friday, June 20, 2018, at Emanu El Memorial Park located at 8341 Bissonnet at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to J.B. Goldberg B’nai B’rith Senior Citizens Towers Foundation or a charity of choice. May Kathy’s memory be a blessing.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 11:30 am Emanu El Memorial Park 8341 Bissonnet St, Houston.


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    Janice Spencer says

    I’ve known your Mom for a long long time, my sincerest condolences, neat neat lady

    Janice Spencer

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    Sheila Aron says

    Kathy was always full of fun and energy. Her enthusiasm and joy for life was always there in everything she did.

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    Anonymous says

    Although I never knew Katherine, I knew her son Robert, a loyal, true friend of my son during the Bellaire High School days. Saw him recently in the local barbeque take-out nearby and reminisced about the old days and their trip to Vegas to see the
    Grateful Dead in concert! He was one of Kyle’s friends for the long haul… Never are you ready to lose your Mom, but he was a tender-hearted son who will remember her goodness and love always. Kyle is out of town and was crushed to hear this sad news… and that he cannot be here for his friend.
    Virginia and Richard Henricks

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    Anonymous says

    I knew Kathy many years ago. Our bond was her first husband sold me my first car over 40 years ago. She was so sweet and kind. May her memory be a blessing to her family.

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    Renee Kerner says

    Very sweet and wonderful lady. May she Rest In Peace.

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    Michael Kurtz says

    I have such wonderful memories of all the time I spent at the Hutter house. Kathy was at every milestone event in my life and it’s hard to believe she is gone. I can’t help but share the families loss.

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    Shirlee Rosenthal says

    I am so sorry about Kathy’s passing. I was a member of her Weight Watcher’s group at Willow Meadow’s Baptist Church. She was a great leader. She was funny and kind. She will be missed.

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    Rosalynn Revis Matusow says

    I knew and loved Katherine from the time she joined Girl Scout troop 447 at Poe Elementary School. I will always cherish her memory, as well as the memory of her beloved mother. I loved her smile and good nature for almost as long as I can remember. Both she and her mom live on in my heart.

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