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Sarah Anne Kitmacher Maake

June 1, 1984 ~ July 19, 2023 (age 39) 39 Years Old

Sarah Kitmacher Maake Obituary

Sarah Anne Kitmacher Maake, aged 39, died on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 in an automobile accident near Centerville, TX, while traveling to visit her sister and new niece in Missouri. Sarah’s two daughters, 11 year old Gemma Reese and 9 year old Ellie Pearl were in the same car, suffered serious injuries and remain hospitalized in Temple, TX.

Sarah’s funeral service will take place on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the Congregation Beth Jacob cemetery in Galveston. Rabbi Eitan Krul will officiate. Interment will follow at Congregation Beth Jacob cemetery in Galveston, Located at 2802 61st street Galveston TX 77551.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to honor her memory, to the family's GoFundMe Page in order to help with the kids hospitalization and growing medical bills at

Sarah Anne Kitmacher Maake was born to Gary and Susan Kitmacher on June 1, 1984, in Webster, TX. She was the second daughter, after her older sister Amy. Two more sisters followed, Debra and Abigail. Sarah graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology in 2006. She was an award-winning theater teacher who taught Theatre at Chavez High School in HISD and Woodcreek Middle School in Humble ISD.

She met her husband of 17 years, Douglas Maake, through mutual friends and they married in 2007. In 2010, she gave birth to her son Pierce, her first daughter, Gemma Reese in 2012 and her second daughter, Ellie Pearl in 2014. Sarah, Doug, Pierce, Gemma, and Ellie Pearl formed a beautiful family which was her everything. Sarah was a loving wife to Doug. She was a devoted mother to their three children. She was supportive of her in-laws, Roger and Yolanda Maake, and cared lovingly for her father-in-law throughout his illness.

She had many friends from school and was active in the community. Sarah loved her close friends Melissa, Whitney, and her many teaching colleagues. Sarah also had a wonderfully close and loving relationship with her sisters Amy, Debbie, and Abby.

Sarah continued attending many functions at her synagogue, Shaar HaShalom, where she had been bat mitzva’d and confirmed. She enjoyed caring for her many cats and dogs. She was loving, generous, optimistic, and family oriented. She enjoyed shopping, helping others, her theater students, traveling, reading, musicals, eating out, and family time with the pets.

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Graveside Service
July 25, 2023

10:00 AM
Congregation Beth Jacob Cemetery
61st Street and Avenue T 1/2
Galveston, TX 77551


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