Mary Lou Pesek returned to the arms of our loving God on September
26, 2006. She was born at Loire, Texas on November 21, 1931 to Lloyd
and Agnes Divin. After her upbringing in the Texas farm country, she
graduated from Incarnate Word University in San Antonio and the
Santa Rosa School of Nursing. Although she briefly practiced
nursing, most of her life was devoted to raising her family and
teaching piano to numerous Coastal Bend residents for the past 38
years. She was a member of St. Patrick's Parish and former church
organist for 25 years. She was also a member and past president of
the Corpus Christi Music Teacher's Association. Most of all, she was
a loving wife to her husband, V.J. Pesek, and mother and grandmother
to her five children and 15 grandchildren.
Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one
sister, and her daughter, Cynthia Pesek.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, V.J. Pesek. She is also
survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Farley Frazier of
Corpus Christi, Texas, and her three sons and daughters-in-law, Don
Pesek and Cil (Hendricks) of Corpus Christi, Texas, Darrell Pesek
and Amy (Kizer) of Houston, Texas, and Larry Pesek and Charlene
(Bodden) of Raleigh, North Carolina. Her surviving grandchildren
are: Eric, Danny, Keith, Ryan, Regina, Maria, Kevin, Paul, Tommy,
Maggie, and Paige Pesek and Leslie Anne, Andrea, Emily, and Claire
Frazier. She is also survived by two brothers, Tony Divin of Loire
and Ben Divin of Harlingen.
The family wishes to thank Drs. Robert Jakubowski and Annaliese
Gonzales and the medical communities of Christus Spohn Hospital,
M.D. Anderson, and Cancer Specialties of South Texas for their
support in her long struggle with breast cancer. She always had a
song in her heart and leaves that legacy to her many students,
friends, and family.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday,
September 29, 2006 at Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Chapel, with a Rosary
at 7:00 p.m. that evening at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September
30, 2006, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Roger Smith
Burial will follow at Seaside Memorial Park. Donations may be made
to St. Patrick's School Endowment Fund, 3350 S. Alameda, Corpus
Christi, TX 78411, Incarnate Word Academy Development Fund, 2930 S.
Alameda, Corpus Christi, TX 78404 or a charity of your choice.
Corpus Christi Caller Times online Sept 29, 2006