Margaret J. Sauer

January 28, 1940 ~ August 6, 2022 (age 82)


Margaret Jo Green Sauer, affectionately known as “Marjo” throughout her life, passed away peacefully at Houston Hospice on Saturday, August 6, 2022. Marjo was born on January 28, 1940 in Conroe, Texas. She was daughter to Thomas F. and Mary Lou Hebert Green and one of nine children. She married Ralph H. Sauer on November 26, 1960 and they remained devoted to each other for 62 years. Ralph is celebrating that he had such a wonderful loving woman in his life for so many years and also deeply mourning her death.

There are few truly kind and joyous people in the world and Marjo was one of them. Her twinkling eyes, big smile and boisterous laugh welcomed anyone in her presence. Her spirit and joy for life was contagious. Everyone loved Marjo, and she loved them right back.

Marjo never met a stranger; in her eyes, each person was a child of God and deserving of her interest, love and support. A devout Catholic, her faith was strong and true. Every morning, Marjo set time aside for God, during what she called her “quiet time.” Her journaling and reflecting time was sacred to her. She called people to the Gospel in a way that was inspirational. After Mass, everyone wanted to speak with her and be blessed by her joyous energy.

Marjo was the proud parent of nine children, and beloved Nana of ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her family included Beth and Johnny Blanchard and their children John and Sarah; Ralph and Monticia Sauer and their children Hayley and Stanton Murray and their daughter Letty, and Tucker Sauer; Mary and John Willrodt; Stephen and Kelley Sauer and their children Conner and Kylie; Margaret Sauer; Susan and Brian Welch and their children Beamon and Patrick; Sharon Sauer; Brian and Stephanie Sauer and their children Lindsay and Hunter. She woke up her children every day by singing out, “Good morning! God loves you!” She was also a doting aunt to her many nieces and nephews.

She was her family’s constant, heartily celebrating birthdays, first holy communions, plays, sporting events, graduations, confirmations, reunions, and weddings. But she never shied away from walking alongside those she loved through their sadness and troubles.

Marjo’s faith guided and inspired her community service. She served joyfully as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. She became a Spiritual Director for St. Michael’s and eventually Memorial Herman Hospital, bringing peace and ministry when visiting the sick. She was very active in her Theresian community, hosting the annual Christmas party and attending every meeting she could. She adored and inspired this sisterhood of incredible Christ-like women.

Marjo leaves a hole in our hearts, but she was at peace. We rejoice in knowing she is being enthusiastically welcomed by a robust cheering section in heaven – filled with family, friends and her lost baby boy Tommy Green Sauer.

Her husband Ralph shares this poem: “I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake from which I’ll never part. God has you in his arms, I have you in my heart.”

There will be a visitation for Marjo at Bradshaw-Carter Memorial & Funeral Services, 1734 West Alabama Street, on Thursday, August 11, 2022 from four until six o’clock in the evening, followed by a Rosary. The funeral mass will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1801 Sage Street in Houston, at ten o’clock in the morning on Friday, August 12, 2022. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. The family will hold a private burial.

The family would like to thank Brooklyn Glasscock for her care and companionship of Marjo in her last years. In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in Marjo’s memory may be made to St. Agnes Academy, 9000 Bellaire Boulevard or the Dominican Sisters of Houston at 6501 Alameda Road, both in Houston.


August 11, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Bradshaw - Carter Memorial

August 11, 2022

6:00 PM
Bradshaw - Carter Memorial

Mass of Christian Burial
August 12, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
1801 Sage Rd.
Houston, Texas 77056

Private Interment


St Agnes Academy
9000 Bellaire Blvd., Houston TX 77035

Dominican Sisters of Houston
6501 Alameda Rd, Houston TX 77021

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