Evelyn Rainosek Vecera departed this world on November 20, 2013 surrounded by her husband, Edwin of 66 years and her loving family. Just 2 weeks shy of her 86th birthday, Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Anton and Elizabeth Svrcek Rainosek and her only sibling, brother Daniel Rainosek. Left to cherish her memory are children Eugene Vecera and wife Myrna; Nancy Clark and husband Thom; Larry Vecera; Bob Vecera and wife Elise; Denise Kellison and husband Steve; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous family and friends.
A Life-Long Learner, Evelyn attended grade school in Rabbs Prairie and was a proud graduate of La Grange High School. She continued learning through her work as a 4-H Leader, activist in Bellaire politics, devoted church member, and a tireless volunteer throughout her life. Her volunteerism ranged from typing for the Harris County Sherriff's Department to canvassing Bellaire streets for politicians to collecting and distributing items for animal shelters or churches or military organizations or hospitals. She will be remembered by many as a loving servant of the Lord always willing to help anyone in need.
Evelyn loved genealogy and enthusiastically organized many family reunions. She meticulously planned many wonderful vacations for her family. She loved garage sales and was even featured in a Houston Chronicle article written by her son, Larry. She loved this country and always talked about being an American first and then a proud Czech.
Visitation is on Friday, November 22, 2013 from 8 am until 8 pm at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home, 967 E. Colorado Street, La Grange, TX 78945, Phone 979-968-9595, http://fayettememorialfuneralhome.com/index.htm. The family will receive visitors on Friday from 5 pm until the Rosary begins at 6 pm.
The Funeral Mass followed by graveside services will begin at 10 am on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 936 FM 2436, Hostyn, TX, Tel: (979)-247-4441.
In lieu of flowers, Evelyn preferred donations to Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn or Adore Animal Shelter 5225 Katy Frwy., #500 Houston, TX 77007 www.adorehouston.org.