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In Memory of

Mary Catherine Cheng

January 14, 1943 - September 3, 2017

Obituary


Mary Catherine Rocamontes Cheng, passed away on September 3, 2017. She is survived by sons Samuel Cheng (wife Kay, children Sydney and Samuel); Albert Cheng (wife Leonor, children Alexander and Eva); and Anthony Cheng. She is survived by her sisters Janie, Celia, Sandie and brother George. Catherine was born in Houston, Texas on January 14, 1943 to Victoria Hernandez (mother) and Catarino Rocamontes (father). She attended seminary (Sisters of Divine Providence) in San Antonio and then graduated from Incarnate Word Academy in downtown Houston. After graduation, she worked at Ben Taub Hospital. She then married...

Mary Catherine Rocamontes Cheng, passed away on September 3, 2017. She is survived by sons Samuel Cheng (wife Kay, children Sydney and Samuel); Albert Cheng (wife Leonor, children Alexander and Eva); and Anthony Cheng. She is survived by her sisters Janie, Celia, Sandie and brother George. Catherine was born in Houston, Texas on January 14, 1943 to Victoria Hernandez (mother) and Catarino Rocamontes (father). She attended seminary (Sisters of Divine Providence) in San Antonio and then graduated from Incarnate Word Academy in downtown Houston. After graduation, she worked at Ben Taub Hospital. She then married Samuel Kam Foo Cheng (deceased) for fifty years in a marriage that started as a trip to Galveston to see the steps to possibly get married. She said that it was something special.

She ran the various family businesses - a BBQ restaurant, Stride Rite shoe stores, managing rental properties, and an office cleaning business - along with her husband. She loved her grandchildren, family gatherings, and her dogs.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, September 16th at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 9900 Stella Link Rd., Houston, TX 77025. A BBQ reception will follow after the mass per her wishes. Interment will be at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to Incarnate Word Academy, 609 Crawford St, Houston, TX 77002.