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Kris Anne Konugres Vogelpohl

December 25, 1925 — February 6, 2016


Trisagion Service
7:00 P.M.
Monday, February 8, 2016
The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church
714 19th Street, Galveston, Texas

  Prior to the Trisagion service beginning at 5:30 P.M.

Funeral Services
  9:00 A.M.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church
Father Stelios Sitaras officiating

The graveside service will be private.

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Kris Anne Konugres Vogelpohl, age 90, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2106 at her residence. She was born in Pueblo, CO on December 25, 1925.

Kris Anne was the epitome of dedication to family, friends and community.  She was a confidant and strategist for the Republican Party, ranging from local and State elections to the White House.  Within the past year, she was honored by the Greek Orthodox Church and the Salvation Army. On the evening of her death, Kris Anne was to be feted by Texas A&M University Galveston for her outstanding service.

She grew up in Colorado, one of six children.  Her professional career took her to Los Alamos, NM where she worked at the Atomic Energy Commission. Her ultimate professional destination was UTMB Galveston where she was Chief Therapeutic Dietician. It was here where she met her husband of 55 years, Elmer Vogelpohl. Once married, she devoted her endless energy to her family, her community and the Republican Party. She has been a strong advocate over the years for numerous causes.  The organizations benefitting from her efforts is endless; this is a partial list - Texas First Bank; Trinity Episcopal School Board; Philoptochos of the Greek Orthodox Church; Boy Scouts of America; YWCA; Salvation Army; Texas A&M University Galveston; Founding Board Ronald McDonald House; Founding Board; Women’s Crisis Center and The Republican Party.

She received two Presidential Appointments to the Defense Advisory Committee for Women in the Armed Services; was a delegate to multiple Republican National Conventions; served on the Board of Regents of Texas Woman’s University; President of the Texas Medical Association Auxiliary; designated Woman of the Year by Texas Prevent Blindness; awarded Galveston Mother of the Year and International Penelope of the Year.

She will be missed by her husband Elmer B Vogelpohl, Jr, MD; children, daughter Libby and husband Arthur Jacobson; son Bill and wife Jenifer Vogelpohl; brother James Konugres and sister Angelyn Konugres; grandchildren Zoe, Sam, Grace and Rachel Jacobson; Margaret and Drake Vogelpohl.

A Trisagion service will be held on Monday, February 8, 2016 at The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church at 7:00 P.M. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 5:30 P.M. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. at The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, with Father Stelios Sitaras officiating.  The graveside service will be private.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of Galveston or Salvation Army of Galveston

Pallbearers: Arthur Jacobson, Sam Jacobson, Drake Vogelpohl, John Kukral, Bernard Milstein,  Charles T Stone, Jr., Fred Burns, Fred Raschke, George Carayannopoulos, Aristedes Koutrouvelismmary