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Obituary Betty Tobola Chudej

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  • Pat Lyon
    Waco Tribune Herald Saturday, July 30, 2005 Betty Jean Chudej, age 63, of West, passed away Friday, July 29, 2005 in West. A rosary will be recited at 1:30
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      Waco Tribune Herald
      Saturday, July 30, 2005
       
      Betty Jean Chudej, age 63, of West, passed away Friday, July 29, 2005 in West.  A rosary will be recited at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary's Church, with the Rev. Ed Karasek as celebrant.  Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery near West.  The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
       
      Betty was born November 27, 1941 in West, the daughter of Ernest and Marie (Zahirniak) Tobola, Sr.  She attended West schools and graduated from West Hight School in 1959.  Betty married Bernard Chudej on December 30, 1961 in West.  He preceded her in death on May 19, 1995.  She worked as a waitress for Friendship Cafe from 1975 to 1981.  She then became the Deli Manager at Czech Stop for 20 years before retiring in 2003.  Betty was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Church of the Assumption and a member of SPJT Lodge No. 54.  She enjoyed listening to Czech music,being outdoors, going to the lake and being with her many friends.  Betty especially loved her grandchildren and will be remembered as a wonderful grandmother.
       
      Survivors include sons, Douglas Chudej and wife Amanda of Montague, Kenny Chudej and wife Janet and David Chudej and wife DeLayne, all of West; daughter Tammy Soukup and husband Ernie of West; brothers, Ernest Tobola Jr, and Harry Lee Tobola of West; sisters, Patsy Jones of West and Cathy Lozano of Ft. Worth; grandchildren, Cassie Toon, Amber Simmons, Ashley Chudej, Clint Chudej and Kali Chudej; great-granddaughter McKenzie Toon; special friend Jaydean Willis; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
       
      Pallbearers are Jeff Tobola, Bernard Gerik, Troy Gerik, Darryl Barton, Clint Chudej and Nat Simmons.
       
      Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Parish Center or the First Baptist Church of West Building Fund.  You are invited to share your thoughts and memories about Betty in our memorial guestbook found at aderholdfuneralhome.com
       
    • George Patrick
      Pat Lyon, are you related to Genevive Lyon(s) in Yoakum? ... From: Pat Lyon To: texasczechs@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 3:25 PM Subject:
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        Pat Lyon, are you related to Genevive Lyon(s) in Yoakum?
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        Subject: [TexasCzechs] Obituary Betty Tobola Chudej

        Waco Tribune Herald
        Saturday, July 30, 2005
         
        Betty Jean Chudej, age 63, of West, passed away Friday, July 29, 2005 in West.  A rosary will be recited at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary's Church, with the Rev. Ed Karasek as celebrant.  Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery near West.  The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
         
        Betty was born November 27, 1941 in West, the daughter of Ernest and Marie (Zahirniak) Tobola, Sr.  She attended West schools and graduated from West Hight School in 1959.  Betty married Bernard Chudej on December 30, 1961 in West.  He preceded her in death on May 19, 1995.  She worked as a waitress for Friendship Cafe from 1975 to 1981.  She then became the Deli Manager at Czech Stop for 20 years before retiring in 2003.  Betty was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Church of the Assumption and a member of SPJT Lodge No. 54.  She enjoyed listening to Czech music,being outdoors, going to the lake and being with her many friends.  Betty especially loved her grandchildren and will be remembered as a wonderful grandmother.
         
        Survivors include sons, Douglas Chudej and wife Amanda of Montague, Kenny Chudej and wife Janet and David Chudej and wife DeLayne, all of West; daughter Tammy Soukup and husband Ernie of West; brothers, Ernest Tobola Jr, and Harry Lee Tobola of West; sisters, Patsy Jones of West and Cathy Lozano of Ft. Worth; grandchildren, Cassie Toon, Amber Simmons, Ashley Chudej, Clint Chudej and Kali Chudej; great-granddaughter McKenzie Toon; special friend Jaydean Willis; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
         
        Pallbearers are Jeff Tobola, Bernard Gerik, Troy Gerik, Darryl Barton, Clint Chudej and Nat Simmons.
         
        Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Parish Center or the First Baptist Church of West Building Fund.  You are invited to share your thoughts and memories about Betty in our memorial guestbook found at aderholdfuneralhome.com
         


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