Philanthropist Cynthia Woods Mitchell dies

Cynthia Woods Mitchell died in her home in The Woodlands early Sunday.

December 27, 2009 9:23:13 PM PST
Local philanthropist Cynthia Woods Mitchell has died. Her family says Mitchell died Sunday morning at her Woodlands home. She was 87 years old. Woods Mitchell used the fortune her husband made in the energy industry to preserve historic buildings in Galveston and contribute to the arts and sciences.

A memorial is scheduled at Trinity Episcopal Church in Galveston a week from Monday and the Houston symphony will hold a concert at the pavilion bearing Woods Mitchell's name in April.