Colorado County [Tex.] Citizen, 2 Aug 2006
Mary V. Salas, 93, of Holman, passed away July 26, in Columbus.
She was born in Frydek Dec. 7, 1912 to Anton Sr. and Mary (Zapalac) Spacek. She was a housewife, farmer and cook and lived in Holman since 1939. She was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, the Altar Society and Christian Mothers. She was a great cook and was the “inventor” of turkey steaks, which has remained a favorite food served at family gatherings. She liked to play dominoes especially with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Anton A. Salas; parents; sister, Annie Dickerson; and four brothers, John, Frank, Anton Jr. and Joe Spacek.
She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Loraine Luce, of Fairview, Marilyn and Steve Urban, of Columbus, and Joyce and Van Haley, of Smithville; sister, Sophie Metcalf, of Houston; brother, Jerome Spacek, of Houston; grandchildren, Sherie Luce Wilkinson, of Blackwell, Joseph A. Luce, Regina Luce Hughes, Maria Luce Toney and Christopher Luce, all from the Dallas area, Michael Urban of Friendswood, Michelle Urban Kulhanek, of Columbus, Russell Urban, of Louise, Carrie Sabrsula McKirahan, of Belton, Brenda Sabrsula Stevens, of Whitesboro, Linda Sabrsula Harmon, of Smithville and Troy Sabrsula, of Houston; 37 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were July 28 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Holman with Father Timothy Kosler officiating. Interment followed at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Russell Urban, Joseph A. Luce, Christopher Luce, Troy Sabrsula, great grandson, Adam Wilkinson, and Godchild, Armand Salas. Honorary pallbearer was grandson, Michael Urban.
Memorials may be given to St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery Fund, Hospice Brazos Valley of Brenham or the charity of your choice.
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