Molly O'Brien Ganter

December 18, 1962 - April 2, 2019 

            Molly O'Brien Ganther, 56, of Friendswood, TX passed away April 2, 2019.

            Molly was born to James E. O'Brien and Fay Flower O'Brien on December 18, 1962 in Houston, TX and was raised in Sargent, TX. She graduated as the salutatorian of the Van Vleck High School class of 1981 and received her Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M in 1985. She married Garland Ganter, and they lived in Friendswood, TX. They shared a mutual love of travel and exploring new places.

            She leaves as her legacy, two children, Blaine Ganter of League City and Lauren Ganter of Houston; and two grandchildren, Rory Ganter of Santa Fe and William Ganter of Santa Fe. Her children and grandchildren remember her as a passionate writer, ardent gardener and loving mother/grandmother.

            She also leaves to cherish her memory, mother, Fay O'Brien of Van Vleck; brother, James O'Brien Jr. of Sargent, John O'Brien of Van Vleck and Matthew OBrien; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by, James O'Brien (father); and Bridget O'Brien (sister).

            Molly began her professional career s a Landscape Architect working stints at the National Park Service and Houston Parks Board. She transitioned into working as a Public Radio Executive for several years, until finally becoming a Middle School Teacher for the Pasadena Independent School District; a post that she served in until her passing. She was passionate about affecting positive change in her coworkers and students.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Franciscan Monastery in Washington DC, the Museum of Fine Arts - Houston, the Van Vleck ISD Education Foundation, or the Pasadena ISD Education Foundation. The family would like to thank Molly's students, coworkers and friends for their outgoing support throughout her life.